Statistics

NOTE:
(1)Offices whose background color is yellow are member offices of Global PPH.
Cumulative Number of PPH Requests   -as of the end of June 2016-
Office of Earlier Examination TOTAL

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

PE

PH

PL

PT

RO

RU

SE

SG

TH

TW

US

VN

XN

AT
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 0
PCT 0

AU
TOTAL 0 32 63 6 4 0 44 1 5 57 0 17 0 274 160 0 0 7 15 2 2,033 0 2,720
National 43 4 4 8 1 1 57 6 177 23 1 1 2 1,878 2,206
PCT 32 20 2 36 4 11 97 137 6 14 155 514

BR
TOTAL TBD TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

CA
TOTAL 7 146 471 60 63 8 0 185 0 27 100 0 17 0 578 159 5 0 1 16 5 7 7,936 1 9,792
National 3 136 60 63 8 31 19 100 9 500 53 5 1 10 1 7 7,738 8,744
PCT 4 10 471 154 8 8 78 106 6 4 198 1 1,048

CL
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

CN
TOTAL 8 14 0 114 72 1,354 9 37 91 0 15 0 8,708 1,406 0 3 0 43 24 6 5,374 17,278
National 5 14 114 72 370 2 25 90 5 6,396 601 3 14 2 6 5,213 12,932
PCT 3 0 0 984 7 12 1 10 2,312 805 29 22 161 4,346

CO
TOTAL 0 0 3 12 0 0 121 136
National 6 6
PCT 3 12 115 130

CZ
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

DE
TOTAL 8 3 3 28 0 0 0 0 10 32 0 0 0 2,347 33 0 0 1 0 0 605 0 3,070
National 0
PCT 0

DK
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 19
National 2 14 16
PCT 2 1 3

EA
TOTAL 0 4 4
National 4 4
PCT 0

EE
TOTAL 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 0 63 360 0 36 4,075 221 2 5 2,844 7,606
National 21 87 11 2,693 102 2 5 2,550 5,471
PCT 42 273 25 1,382 119 294 2,135

ES
TOTAL TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

FI
TOTAL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 15
National 2 3 1 6 12
PCT 1 2 3

GB
TOTAL 0 3 4 14 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 73 19 0 0 1 0 0 288 1 414
National 2 2 6 9 2 69 6 285 381
PCT 1 2 8 4 13 1 3 1 33

HU
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 9
National 2 7 9
PCT 0 0

ID
TOTAL 0 608 608
National 0
PCT 0

IL
TOTAL 0 35 11 6 1 1 0 111 0 0 6 0 43 0 29 30 0 0 0 8 4 1 387 0 673
National 33 10 6 1 1 39 6 16 5 4 1 370 492
PCT 2 1 0 0 72 0 43 13 25 4 3 1 17 181

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 1
National 1 1
PCT 0

JP
TOTAL 4 47 76 308 0 0 188 68 1 0 0 2,450 7 31 207 2 1 14 0 5,591 795 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 23 43 4 0 28 6,419 0 11 16,321
National 4 36 51 89 188 68 1 584 1 23 207 2 1 3 529 1 1 1 10 3 4 28 6,332 8,167
PCT 0 11 25 219 1,866 6 8 11 5,591 266 13 40 87 11 8,154

KR
TOTAL 7 50 42 264 55 37 0 773 3 38 102 0 12 0 6,079 296 0 0 1 0 11 24 9 12 4,236 2 12,053
National 3 45 30 143 55 37 333 2 19 102 0 8 5,291 1 6 7 9 4,083 10,174
PCT 4 5 12 121 440 1 19 4 788 296 5 17 0 12 153 2 1,879

MA
TOTAL TBD TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

MX
TOTAL 9 0 4 0 48 41 226 13 0 0 0 2 606 949
National 9 3 23 2 142 13 0 2 602 796
PCT 1 25 39 84 4 153

MY
TOTAL 176 0 176
National 99 99
PCT 77 77

NI
TOTAL TBD TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

NO
TOTAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 63
National 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 51 59
PCT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4

PE
TOTAL TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

PH
TOTAL 103 0 39 0 142
National 0
PCT 103 39 142

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

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
National 0
PCT 0

RO
TOTAL TBD TBD TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

RU
TOTAL 0 5 29 37 0 3 0 5 11 19 0 10 0 340 81 0 0 0 6 1 525 0 1,072
National 4 16 25 3 1 7 19 6 221 48 3 1 460 814
PCT 1 13 12 4 4 4 119 33 3 65 258

SE
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 17
National 1 1 2 4
PCT 8 3 2 13

SG
TOTAL 0 0 1 11 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 47 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 114
National 1 11 1 1 1 1 42 1 43 102
PCT 1 2 5 3 1 12

TH
TOTAL 429 0 429
National 429 429
PCT 0

TW
TOTAL 1 1,962 13 0 1,368 0 3,344
National 1 1,962 13 1,368 3,344
PCT 0

US
TOTAL 71 914 2 711 2,305 3 1 275 219 4 7,294 31 175 837 8 150 2 16,777 7,491 15 0 17 1 4 0 0 228 317 21 49 1,312 75 39,309
National 0
PCT 0

VN
TOTAL 67 0 0 67
National 67 67
PCT 0

XN
TOTAL 0 0
National 0
PCT 0
TOTAL TOTAL 105 1,236 2 1,500 0 3,397 3 1 713 413 1 4 0 12,262 101 338 1,455 10 1 315 2 48,530 10,722 0 23 0 0 19 0 1 8 1 0 341 441 58 0 89 34,222 0 91 116,405

As of end of June 2016.

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

AU

CA

CN

CO

DE

DK

EA

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

RU

SG

TW

US
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100
(79.4)
90
(64)
-
-
14
(43)
-
-
-
-
-
-
89.3
-
-
(26)
100
-
82.0
(71.5)
81.4
(58.3)
97.7
-
100
-
89
(78.6)
100*3
-
95
(74)
80.6*1
(67)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 61.5
(1.7)
32
(3.5)
-
-
35
(57)
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.3
-
-
(5)
87.5
-
20.2
-
19.4
(4.5)
75.4
-
42
-
89
-
100*3
-
32
(8)
21.3*1
(14)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.6
(7.4)
0.8
(12.2)
2.7*1
-
2.3
(21.3)
7.7*1
-
2.4
(6.6)
2
-
1.3
-
2
(16)
1.2
-
2.6
(9.3)*2
2.3
(11.2)
0.9
-
2
-
3
(9)
3.3*3
-
2
(14)
8*1
-
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1
(22.7)
5.2
(32.9)
11.9
-
1.8
(20)
-
-
-
(19.4)
-
-
13.7
-
11
(29)
1.4
-
7.3
(15.2)*2
5.9
(16.4)
2.6
-
6
-
3
(11)
3.3*3
-
5
(21)
17.7*1
-
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.4
(1.7)
0.9
(1.8)
1.0
-
1
(1.5)
-
-
-
-
-
-
1.4
-
2
(1.7)
0.1
-
1.0
-
0.9
(1.01)
0.4
-
1
-
1
(1)
0*3
-
1
(1)
3*1
(3)
From Jan. 2016 to Jun. 2016
Notes;
  • *1 Figures including PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Apr.2014-Mar.2015
  • *3 The statistics provided here do not include applications which are:1) pending examination; or 2) pending a response from the applicant to the first office action
      (except for the statistic on average pendency from PPH request to first office action).
  •     (   ) :  All applications including PPH and non-PPH

PCT-PPH Statistical Data

Office of Filing

AU

CA

GB

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

RU

SG
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100
(79.4)
90
(64)
100
-
100
-
79.0
(71.5)
70.5
(58.3)
95.4
-
100
-
100
(79.8)
100*2
-
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 41.4
(1.7)
23
(3.5)
14.3
-
71.9
20.5
-
8.5
(4.5)
65.1
-
75
-
100
-
100*2
-
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.7
(7.4)
1.1
(12.2)
1.3
-
1.6
-
5.0
(9.3)*1
2.9
(11.2)
1.3
-
2
-
3.3
-
2*2
-
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.7
(22.7)
6.1
(32.9)
12.1
-
1.6
-
9.4
(15.2)*1
7.3
(16.4)
2.9
-
6
-
3.6
-
3*2
-
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.6
(1.7)
1.1
(1.8)
1.5
-
0.2
-
1.0
-
1.0
(1.01)
0.4
-
1
-
1
-
0*2
-
From Jan. 2016 to Jun. 2016
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Apr.2014-Mar.2015
  • *2 The statistics provided here do not include applications which are:1) pending examination; or 2) pending a response from the applicant to the first office action
      (except for the statistic on average pendency from PPH request to first office action).
  •     (   ) :  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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