Statistics

NOTE:
(1) In updating the chart below, axial presentation of Office of Earlier Examination and Office of Later Examination were replaced by each other.
(2)Offices whose background color is yellow are member offices of Global PPH.
Cumulative Number of PPH Requests   -as of the end of December 2015-
Office of Earlier Examination TOTAL
Adopted PCT-PPHNot adopted PCT-PPH

AT

AU

CA

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

EA

EE

EP

ES

FI

GB

HU

ID

IL

IS

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

PH

PL

PT

RO

RU

SE

SG

US

XN

EG

NI

TH

TW

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National 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) - - 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - - - - - 0(0)
PCT 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 0

AU
TOTAL 0 32 47 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 4 38 0 0 13 0 227 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 15 2 1,672 0 0 0 0 0 2,190
National 0(0) 33(0) - - - 1 4(0) - - - 1(0) 1(0) 38(0) 0(0) - 5(0) 0(0) 140(0) 21(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) - 1(0) 1(0) 2(0) 1,529
(29)
- - - - - 1,777
(29)
PCT 0 32 14 - - - - 2 - - - 0 3 - - - 8 - 87 106 - - - - - - - 4 14 - 143 0 - - - - 413

CA
TOTAL 5 102 414 51 0 0 61 7 0 0 109 0 19 83 0 0 12 0 514 114 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 14 5 1 7,024 0 0 0 0 0 8,540
National 2(0) 96(0) 51(0) - - 61(0) 7(0) - - 17 0(0) 14(0) 83(0) 0(0) - 8(0) 0(0) 451(0) 45(0) 4(0) - 0(0) - - 1(0) - 9(0) 1(0) 1(0) 6,848
(0)
- - - - - 7,699
(0)
PCT 3 6 414 - - - - - - - 92 0 5 - - - 4 - 63 69 - - - - - - - 5 4 - 176 0 - - - - 841

CN
TOTAL 8 0 10 0 0 0 94 69 0 0 945 7 34 74 0 0 9 0 7,762 1,150 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 28 21 6 4,339 0 0 0 0 0 14,559
National 5 - 10(0) - - 94(0) 69 - 0(0) 255(78) 2 22 74 - - 3 0 5,668
(29)
468(26) 0 - - - 3 0 - 8 1(0) 6 4,212
(120)
- - - - - 10,900
(253)
PCT 3 - - - - - - - - 0 690 5 12 - - - 6 - 2,094 682 - - - - - - - 20 20 - 127 - - - - - 3,659

CO
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 58
National - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1(0) - - - - - - - - - - - 56 - - - - - 58(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

CZ
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0

DE
TOTAL 3 2 2 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 27 0 0 0 0 2,085 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 508 0 0 0 0 0 2,685
National 3(3) 22 2(1) 21(4) - - - - - - - 10(1) 27(7) - - - - 2,085
(1)
21(4) - - - - - - - - - 6(5) 508(74) - - - - - 2,685
(102)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

DK
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 18
National 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0 - - - - - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 2(2) 0(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 13(13) - - - - - 15(15)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 2 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 1 - - - - 3

EA
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

EE
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 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
National - - - 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) - - - - - - - - - (0) 2(0) - - - - - 2(0)
PCT - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0

EP
TOTAL 0 0 40 309 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 3,850 179 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2,498 0 0 0 0 0 6,908
National - - 11 82(0) - - - - - - - - - - 7(0) - 2,549
(0)
85(0) 1 - - - - - - - - 4(0) 2,240
(0)
- - - - - 4,979
(0)
PCT - - 29 227 - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 - 1,301 94 - - - - - - - - - - 258 - - - - - 1,929

ES
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 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
National 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) - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - - - - 0(0) 0(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 2 0 - - - - 2

FI
TOTAL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 14
National 0(0) 0(0) 2(1) - 0 0(0) 0(0) - - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 3(2) 0(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) - 0(0) 1(1) 0(0) 5(3) - - - - - 11(7)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 1 - - - 0 - 2 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 3

GB
TOTAL 0 3 4 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 67 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 244 1 0 0 0 0 347
National 0(0) 2(1) 2(0) 2(0) - - 8(0) 0(0) - - - 0(0) 1(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 63(0) 6(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 244(15) - - - - - 328(16)
PCT 0 10 2 6 - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 4 4 - - - - - - - 1 0 - 0 1 - - - - 19

HU
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 9
National 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - - - - 0(0) - - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 2(0) 0(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 7(0) - - - - - 9(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 0

ID
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 471 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 471
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBC - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBC
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBC - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBC

IL
TOTAL 0 25 7 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 59 0 0 1 0 0 24 0 19 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 1 269 0 0 0 0 0 444
National 0(0) 25(25) 6(3) 4 - - 11 1(0) - 0(0) 23(23) 0(0) 0(0) 1(1) 0(0) - 0(0) 10(5) 2(2) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) - 4(4) 1(1) 0(0) 253(78) - - - - - 331(143)
PCT 0 0 1 0 - - - - - 0 36 0 0 - - - 24 - 9 19 - - - - - - - 4 3 1 16 0 - - - - 113

IS
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National 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(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - - - - - 0(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 0

JP
TOTAL 4 39 62 262 0 0 178 68 1 0 1,986 7 28 176 2 1 8 0 4,966 695 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 20 40 4 5,507 10 0 0 0 24 14,090
National 4(0) 29(19) 44(39) 71(7) 0(0) 0(0) 178(0) 68(0) 1 0(0) 487(282) 1(0) 21(0) 176(33) 2(0) 1 1(1) 0(0) 488(54) 0 (0) 1(0) 0(0) 1(0) 0(0) 9(3) 2(0) 4(0) 5,437
(400)
- 0 - 0 24(11) 7,050
(849)
PCT 10 18 191 - - - - - 0 1,499 6 7 - - - 7 - 4,966 207 - - - - - - - 11 38 - 70 10 0 - - - 7,040

KR
TOTAL 7 41 35 212 0 0 47 37 0 0 557 3 29 89 0 0 9 0 5,524 259 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 21 8 3,480 1 0 0 0 6 10,375
National 3(0) 36(0) 25(0) 104(0) - - 47(0) 37(0) - 0(0) 231(0) 2(0) 14(0) 89(0) 0(0) - 5(0) 0(0) 4,814
(0)
0(0) - 1(0) - - 0(0) 5(0) 7(0) 8(0) 3,362
(0)
- - - - - 8,790
(0)
PCT 4 5 10 108 - - - - - 0 326 1 15 - - - 4 - 710 259 - - - - - - - 4 14 - 118 1 - - - 6 1,585

MX
TOTAL 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 196 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 472 0 0 0 0 0 753
National - - 7(5) 1 - - - - - (0) 16(7) 2(0) - - - - - - 121 11(2) - - - - 0 - - - 2 4705 - - - - - 630(19)
PCT - - 0 1 - - - - - 13 32 - - - - - - 75 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 123

MY
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27

NO
TOTAL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 55
National 0(0) 1(0) 0(0) - - - - 0(0) - - - 0(0) 1(0) 1(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 2(0) 0(0) - - - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 48(9) - - - - - 53(9)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 1 0 - - - - 2

PH
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 110
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - - - - - 0(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 76 - - - - - - - - - - - 34 - - - - - 110

PL
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - - - - - 0(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National 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(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - - - - - 0(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 0

RO
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - - - - - 0(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

RU
TOTAL 0 4 25 29 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 4 10 13 0 0 8 0 317 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 452 0 0 0 0 0 916
National 0(0) 3(0) 13(0) 19 - - - 3(0) - - - 1(0) 6(0) 13(0) 0(0) - 6(0) 0(0) 207(0) 37(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) - 3(0) 0(0) 388(0) - - - - - 699(0)
PCT 0 1 12 10 - - - - - - 2 3 4 - - - 2 - 110 6 - - - - - - - - 3 - 64 0 - - - - 217

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

SG
TOTAL 0 0 1 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 38 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 99
National 0(0) 0(0) 1(0) 10 - - 1 1(0) - (0) 1(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 1(0) 0(0) 36(0) 1(0) 0 - 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 40(0) - - - - - 92(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - 1 0 0 - - - 0 - 2 3 - - - - - - - 0 0 - 1 0 - - - - 7

US
TOTAL 63 859 628 1,943 3 1 252 211 0 2 6,453 28 154 768 7 0 112 2 15,771 7,064 13 0 17 1 1 0 0 197 275 17 1,080 71 0 0 0 39 36,032
National TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 0(0) TBC - TBC(0) TBC(0) TBC TBC TBC TBC - TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC - TBC TBC TBC TBC (0) TBC TBC TBC - - 0(0) - 0 TBC
PCT TBC TBC TBC TBC - - - - - TBC TBC TBC TBC - - - TBC - TBC TBC - - - - - - - TBC TBC - 0 0 - - - - TBC

EG
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2(0)

NI
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - - - - 0(0)

TH
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 276 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 276
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 276 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 276(0)

TW
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,739 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,210 0 0 0 0 0 2,956
National - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) - - - - - - 1,739
(0)
6 - - - - - - - - - - 1,210 - - - - 2,956
(0)

TOTAL
TOTAL 90 1,108 1,284 2,851 3 1 643 403 1 2 10,142 86 291 1,271 9 1 223 2 43,985 9,705 18 0 19 1 5 1 0 285 390 51 28,966 84 0 0 0 69 101,990
National 17(3) 194(47) 156(49) 365(11) 0(0) 0(0) 391(1) 190(0) 1(0) 0(0) 1,030
(390)
11(0) 90(1) 503(42) 2(0) 1(0) 36(1) 0(0) 18,207
(40)
1,191
(88)
5(0) 0(0) 2(0) 0(0) 4(0) 1(0) 0(0) 36(7) 17(2) 33(5) 26,874
(748)
0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 24(11) 49,381
(1446)
PCT 10 55 500 543 0 0 0 2 0 0 2,657 47 47 0 0 0 75 0 9,536 1,450 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 98 1 1,012 13 0 0 0 6 16,106

As end of December 2015

Notes;

  Since the data from the USPTO is not divided into "PCT application" and "National application", the numeral value of "Total" cell at the bottom of the table may not be matched to the sum of "PCT" and "National" cells.

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(NOT including PCT-PPH)

OSF

AU

CA

CN

CO

CZ

DK

EE

FI

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

RU

SE

SG

US

DE

TW
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100
(90)
89
(59)
-
-
100
(78)
-
(59.3)
-
(30)
100
-
-
-
92.7
-
-
(24)
100
-
77.2
(69.3)*2
79.7
-
99.1
-
59
-
-
-
88
(79)
0
-
100*4
-
84*1
(68)
-
-
94
(71)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 61.5
(3)
31
(2.6)
-
-
100
(79)
-
(7.7)
-
-
0
-
0
-
4.9
-
-
(5)
24
-
16.7
(9.5)
22.7
-
73.9
-
59
-
-
-
87
(20)
0
-
89*4
-
20*1
(14)
-
37
(8)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.7
(7.8)
0.7
(13.4)
2.5*1
-
2.5
(23)
-
-
-
(8.6)
0.8
-
1
-
1.5
-
-
(15)
1.3
-
2.6
(9.6)*2
2.3
-
1.1
-
2.7
-
3
-
2.8
(10)
1
-
-
(3.7)*4
7.5*1
-
7.7
-
2
(12.7)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1
(33.5)
5.5
(33.6)
11.6*1
-
2
(2)
-
-
-
(44.5)
1.7
-
-
-
10.2
-
-
(23)
1.5
-
7.2
(18.8)*3
5.7
-
3.2
-
3
-
-
-
3.3
(14)
1
-
5.5*4
-
17.4*1
-
-
-
4.7
(17.9)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.4
(1.7)
0.9
(1.8)
1*1
-
3
(102)
-
(1.1)
-
-
3
-
-
-
1.5
-
-
(1.7)
0.1
-
1
(1.1)
0.8
-
0.5
-
2
-
-
-
0.9
(1.8)
1
-
1*4
-
2.9*1
(3.1)
-
-
0.6
(1)
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Including the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
  •     (   ) :  All applications including PPH and non-PPH

PCT-PPH Statistical Data

Office of Filing

CA

CN

DK

FI

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

RU

SE

SG

US
(a) Grant Rate [%] 89
(59)
-
-
-
(30)
-
-
100
-
-
(57)
100
-
82.1
(69.3)*2
77
-
88.9
-
56
-
100
(79.7)
100
-
-
-
84*1
(68)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 25
(2.6)
-
-
-
-
0
-
40
-
-
(4)
93
16
(9.5)
10.3
-
55.6
-
56
-
80
(25)
100
-
-
-
20*1
(14)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.9
(13.4)
2.5*1
-
-
(8.6)
1
-
1
-
-
(18)
1.3
-
4.6
(9.6)*2
2.7
-
1.2
-
2.7
-
4.9
(10.5)
1
-
2.6*4
-
7.5*1
-
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
5.6
(33.6)
11.6*1
-
-
(44.5)
-
-
10
-
-
(39)
1.4
-
9.6
(18.8)*3
7
-
3.8
-
3
-
7.7
(17)
2
-
-
-
17.4*1
-
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 1
(1.8)
1*1
-
-
-
-
-
1.1
-
-
(1.7)
0.1
-
1.1
(1.1)
0.9
-
0.5
-
2
-
1.1
(1.3)
1
-
1*4
-
2.9*1
(3.1)
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Include the number of PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.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))

Patent Prosecution Highway
Portal Site
Patent Prosecution Highway
Portal Site
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Including the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Including the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Including the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Including the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Including the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Include the number of PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Include the number of PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Include the number of PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015
From Jul. 2015 to Dec. 2015
Notes;
  • *1 Figures:Include the number of PPH
  • *2 Period:Jan.-Dec.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2013-Mar.2014
  • *4 Period:Jan.-Dec.2015