Statistics

NOTE:
(1)Offices whose background color is yellow are member offices of Global PPH.
Cumulative Number of PPH Requests   -As of end of Jun. 2017-
Office of Earlier Examination TOTAL

AR

AT

AU

BR

CA

CL

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

EA

EE

EG

EP

ES

FI

GB

HU

ID

IL

IS

JP

KR

MA

MX

MY

NI

NO

NZ

PE

PH

PL

PT

RO

RU

SE

SG

TH

TR

TW

US

VN

XN

AR
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

AT
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
National 1 1
PCT 0

AU
TOTAL 0 32 76 5 14 0 176 2 5 67 0 22 0 344 206 0 0 0 0 7 23 4 2501 0 3484
National 50 4 12 29 1 1 67 8 216 25 1 1 3 2301 2719
PCT 32 26 1 2 147 1 4 14 128 181 6 22 1 200 765

BR
TOTAL 0 33 57 90
National 33 57 90
PCT 0

CA
TOTAL 7 221 601 0 76 70 8 0 354 2 34 111 0 24 0 746 235 6 0 0 0 1 23 10 15 9546 1 12091
National 3 202 0 76 70 8 0 68 0 24 111 0 13 0 607 60 6 0 0 1 17 2 15 9295 10578
PCT 4 19 601 0 286 2 10 11 139 175 6 8 0 251 1 1513

CL
TOTAL 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4
National 1 2 3
PCT 1 1

CN
TOTAL 8 22 0 173 94 2106 10 46 126 0 25 0 10627 1695 0 4 0 53 61 9 7082 22141
National 5 22 173 94 570 2 34 126 9 7728 773 4 17 17 9 6857 16440
PCT 3 1536 8 12 16 2899 922 36 44 225 5701

CO
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 168 0 193
National 0 1 0 6 7
PCT 1 5 18 162 186

CZ
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

DE
TOTAL 12 4 6 0 40 0 4 0 0 10 49 0 0 0 2866 42 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 800 1 3835
National 0
PCT 0

DK
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 21
National 3 15 18
PCT 2 1 3

EA
TOTAL 0 10 10
National 4 4
PCT 6 6

EE
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
National 2 2
PCT 0

EG
TOTAL 0 2 2
National 2 2
PCT 0

EP
TOTAL 16 91 499 1 0 51 4710 301 2 2 7 3430 9110
National 11 33 119 1 13 2973 126 2 6 3051 6335
PCT 5 58 380 38 1737 175 2 1 379 2775

ES
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 25
National 2 2
PCT 1 22 23

FI
TOTAL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11 0 25
National 2 4 1 2 6 15
PCT 2 3 0 5 10

GB
TOTAL 0 5 4 37 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 27 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 417 1 592
National 4 2 15 10 1 2 82 10 0 0 412 0 538
PCT 1 2 22 0 0 0 4 17 1 1 5 1 54

HU
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
National 2 2
PCT 0

ID
TOTAL 0 978 978
National 0
PCT 0

IL
TOTAL 0 53 13 12 1 1 0 218 0 1 14 0 80 0 47 45 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 2 674 0 1174
National 51 12 7 1 1 48 1 14 26 10 4 1 1 656 833
PCT 2 1 5 0 0 170 0 0 80 21 35 4 4 1 18 341

IS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
National 0
PCT 1 1

JP
TOTAL 0 4 74 0 84 0 456 1 0 214 105 1 0 0 3415 8 34 223 2 1 15 0 6884 950 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 31 53 6 0 43 8652 0 11 21270
National 4 55 56 125 1 214 105 1 895 1 24 223 2 1 3 602 1 1 1 11 5 5 43 8515 10894
PCT 19 28 331 2520 7 10 12 6884 348 20 48 1 137 11 10376

KR
TOTAL 8 74 51 372 64 62 0 0 1235 3 50 115 0 18 0 7236 365 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 44 11 29 5980 2 15734
National 4 65 36 207 64 62 586 2 22 115 10 6239 1 8 16 11 5763 13211
PCT 4 9 15 165 649 1 28 8 997 365 6 28 29 217 2 2523

MA
TOTAL 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

MX
TOTAL 0 0 19 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 47 0 0 0 0 0 334 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 871 0 1422
National 0 18 1 4 0 68 4 172 18 0 0 3 861 1149
PCT 0 1 0 2 55 43 162 10 273

MY
TOTAL 102 0 102
National 81 81
PCT 21 21

NI
TOTAL 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

NO
TOTAL 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 25
National 1 1 1 5 4 1 58 71
PCT 1 1 2 9 13

NZ
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National
PCT

PE
TOTAL 0 5 1 0 2 0 8
National 0
PCT 0

PH
TOTAL 161 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 223
National 2 0 1 3
PCT 159 3 58 220

PL
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
National 0
PCT 5 5

PT
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

RO
TOTAL 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

RU
TOTAL 0 9 32 56 3 10 1 62 6 16 33 0 12 0 459 138 0 0 0 0 8 3 732 0 1580
National 7 18 35 3 9 1 20 2 10 32 6 250 59 4 3 650 1109
PCT 2 14 21 1 42 4 6 1 6 209 79 4 82 471

SE
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 18
National 1 1 2 4
PCT 8 3 3 14

SG
TOTAL 0 2 1 15 3 3 0 10 0 0 4 0 1 0 64 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 158
National 2 1 15 1 2 1 4 1 43 1 47 118
PCT 0 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 21 4 3 40

TH
TOTAL 429 0 429
National 429 429
PCT 0

TR
TOTAL 0 0
National
PCT

TW
TOTAL 0 2194 26 0 1553 0 3773
National 2194 26 1553 3773
PCT 0

US
TOTAL 0 81 1034 3 891 3324 4 3 354 241 7 9054 37 205 957 10 230 2 19259 8103 19 0 20 0 1 5 1 0 289 396 23 76 1872 79 46580
National 0
PCT 0

VN
TOTAL 202 0 202
National 202 202
PCT 0

XN
TOTAL 0 0
National 0
PCT 0
TOTAL 0 120 1526 3 1896 7 4893 7 3 898 543 1 8 0 16753 121 406 1705 12 1 478 2 57824 12165 0 32 0 0 22 0 1 10 2 0 432 605 84 0 148 44504 0 98 145310

AR

AT

AU

BR

CA

CL

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

EA

EE

EG

EP

ES

FI

GB

HU

ID

IL

IS

JP

KR

MA

MX

MY

NI

NO

NZ

PE

PH

PL

PT

RO

RU

SE

SG

TH

TR

TW

US

VN

XN
TOTAL
Office of Earlier Examination

As of end of Jun. 2017.

Notes;

  Figures for DE, ID and US include both National-PPH and PCT-PPH.

PPH requests in calendar year
PPH Statistical Data

Definitions:

  • (1)Grant Rate = (# of decisions to grant a patent)/((# of decisions of grant a patent)+(# of decisions of refusal)+(# of withdrawal and abandonment after first office action))
  • (2)First Action Allowrance Rate = (# of decisions to grant a patent as first office action)/((# of decisions to grant a patent)+(#of decisions of refusal)+(# of withdrawal and abandonment after first office action))
  • (3)Average Pendency from PPH Request to First Office Action is the average pendency of application for which first office action was issued during the period.
  • (4)Average Pendency from PPH Request to Final Decision is the average pendency of application for which final decision was issued during the period.
  • (5)Average Number of Office Actions = (total # of office actions of all the applications for which final decision was issued during a period)/(# of application for which final decision was issued during the period)
    *1Final decisions are NOT counted as office actions.
    *2Decisions in appeals are not included.

PPH Statistical Data

Office of Later Examination

AT

AU

CA

CL

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

FI

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

RU

SG

TW

US
(a) Grant Rate [%] -
-
99.38
(77)
90
(74.7)
100
(64.67)
-
-
86
(43)
-
(64)
-
-
-
-
-
-
82.2
-
-
(52)
95
-
82.0
(71.5)
82.7
(61.5)
93.91
-
100
-
-
-
100
(76.4)
100
(100)
95.6
(76.7)
81.33*1
(67.41)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] -
-
62.35
(2)
35
(15.1)
33.33
-
-
-
36
-
-
(9.2)
-
-
-
(2.2)
0
-
17.1
-
-
(7)
55
-
20.2
-
22.2
(5.6)
71.07
-
73
-
-
-
82.35
(26)
17.6
(62.5)
38.2
(7.1)
21.26*1
(12.37)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
-
-
0.6
(6.9)
0.9
(10.9)
1.5
-
2.7*1
-
4.7
-
-
-
7.5*1
-
2.5
(4.5)
1
-
1.4
-
-
(13)
2.7
-
2.6
(9.3)*2
2.4
(10.8)
0.97
-
2
-
-
-
2.52
(8.8)
3.3
(2.8)
1.65
(10.6)
7.99*1
-
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
-
-
0.88
(15.7)
5.7
(29.9)
3
-
12
-
8.8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9.1
-
-
(50)
5.9
-
7.3
(15.2)*2
6.2
(16.1)
2.52
-
6
-
3
-
2.32
(11.6)
10.9
(7.4)
5.91
(18.26)
18.38*1
-
(e) Average Number of Office Actions -
-
0.37
(2..03)
0.90
(1.50)
3
-
1.0
-
0.64
-
-
(0.91)
-
-
-
(1.12)
-
-
1.2
-
-
(1.34)
0.6
-
1.0
-
0.81
(1.01)
0.38
-
1
-
-
-
1.1
(1.2)
1.1
(0.7)
0.65
(1.04)
2.77*1
(3.12)
From Jan. 2017 to Jun. 2017
Notes;
  • *1 Figures including PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Apr.2014-Mar.2015
  •     (   ) :  All applications including PPH and non-PPH

PCT-PPH Statistical Data

Office of Filing

AU

CA

ES

FI

GB

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

RU

SG
(a) Grant Rate [%] 98.55
(77)
89
(74.7)
66.70
(64.40)
-
-
100
-
97
-
79.0
(71.5)
75.8
(61.5)
98.25
-
100
-
-
-
100
-
100
(100)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 33.33
(2)
22
(15.1)
-
-
0.4
-
10
-
33
-
20.5
-
15.1
(5.6)
59.65
-
52
-
-
-
100
-
41.2
(62.5)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.67
(6.9)
1.0
(10.9)
4.17
(5.2)
1
-
2
-
2.7
-
5.0
(9.3)
3.1
(10.8)
0.82
-
2
-
-
-
2.6
-
2.4
(2.8)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.81
(15.7)
7.2
(29.9)
17.84
(16.76)
-
-
7.5
-
7.1
-
9.4
(15.2)*1
7.1
(16.1)
4.36
-
6
-
3
-
2.8
-
4.3
(7.4)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.66
(2.03)
1.2
(1.5)
4.33
(4.33)
-
-
1
-
0.8
-
1.0
-
0.88
(1.01)
0.70
-
1
-
-
-
1.2
-
0.3
(0.7)
From Jan. 2017 to Jun. 2017
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Apr.2014-Mar.2015
  •     (   ) :  All applications including PPH and non-PPH
Notes;
1. Grant Rate = (# of decisions to grant a patent)/((# of decisions of grant a patent)+(# of withdrawal and abandonment after first office action)). This definition reflects that examination in Australia generally results in one of three outcomes: acceptance, withdrawal or abandonment, but not refusal.
2. Grant Rate = (# of decisions to grant a patent) / ((# of decisions to grant a patent) + (# of decisions of refusal) + (# of withdrawal and abandonment after first office action)+(# of withdrawal and abandonment prior to first office action))

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