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. 2018-(Download)
Office of Earlier Examination TOTAL

AR

AT

AU

BR

CA

CL

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

EA

EC

EE

EG

EP

ES

FI

GB

HU

ID

IL

IS

JP

KR

MA

MX

MY

NI

NO

NZ

PE

PH

PL

PT

PY

RO

RU

SE

SG

TH

TR

TW

US

UY

VN

XN

XV

AR
TOTAL 0
National 0
PCT 0

AT
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
National 1 1 2
PCT 0

AU
TOTAL 1 32 97 9 30 0 335 5 1 82 0 31 0 345 236 0 4 0 0 11 23 11 3342 2 4597
National 59 4 28 98 2 1 82 10 335 32 4 4 1 7 3105 3772
PCT 1 32 38 5 2 237 3 21 10 204 7 22 4 237 2 825

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

CA
TOTAL 2 309 753 0 116 1 77 8 0 773 3 42 129 0 41 0 1034 283 9 0 2 0 1 36 12 20 1 11733 1 15386
National 2 282 0 116 1 77 8 0 275 0 31 129 0 19 0 732 65 9 0 2 0 1 23 2 20 1 11385 13180
PCT 0 27 753 0 498 3 11 22 302 218 13 10 348 1 0 2206

CL
TOTAL 0 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 8 *
National 1 1 3 1 6
PCT 2 2

CN
TOTAL 8 31 0 244 125 3036 10 56 161 0 38 0 12835 2027 0 4 0 70 92 16 9106 27859
National 5 28 244 125 815 2 42 161 9 9192 1002 4 19 28 13 8791 20480
PCT 3 3 0 0 2221 8 14 0 29 3643 1025 0 51 64 3 315 7379

CO
TOTAL 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 7 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 211 0 0 269
National 1 6 7
PCT 2 1 1 22 6 1 20 2 1 1 205 262

CZ
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0 0 0 0

DE
TOTAL 14 8 6 0 56 0 4 0 0 13 77 0 0 0 3535 49 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 965 1 4730
National
PCT

DK
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 24
National 4 18 22
PCT 1 1 0 2

EA
TOTAL 0 9 15 24
National 0 4 4
PCT 9 11 20

EC
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

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 2 2 *
National 2 2
PCT 0

EP
TOTAL 30 1 127 637 1 0 0 82 5348 372 4 0 0 14 10 4026 10652
National 18 1 45 150 1 0 18 3196 154 4 0 0 2 8 3554 7151
PCT 12 82 487 64 2152 218 12 2 472 3501

ES
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 32
National 3 1 2 6
PCT 4 22 26

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 13 0 27
National 2 4 1 2 7 16
PCT 2 3 6 11

GB
TOTAL 0 7 7 58 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 103 28 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 550 1 771
National 5 5 19 12 1 2 91 11 1 539 686
PCT 2 2 39 12 17 1 11 1 85

HU
TOTAL 0 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

ID
TOTAL 978 978 *
National 0
PCT 0

IL
TOTAL 1 65 15 27 2 1 0 0 393 0 1 18 0 114 0 76 54 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 3 983 1 0 1771
National 1 62 14 16 2 1 107 1 18 49 12 8 1 2 947 0 0 1241
PCT 3 1 11 0 0 286 0 0 114 27 42 4 4 1 36 1 0 530

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 98 0 99 0 574 1 0 236 125 1 0 0 4442 10 40 240 2 1 23 0 8185 1061 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 34 56 8 0 63 10298 0 12 0 25616
National 4 73 68 163 1 236 125 1 1288 2 30 240 2 1 5 668 1 1 1 11 6 7 63 10105 13102
PCT 25 31 411 3154 8 10 18 8185 393 23 50 1 193 12 12514

KR
TOTAL 9 106 61 477 78 90 0 0 1823 5 55 128 0 25 0 8511 420 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 61 16 58 7649 3 19595
National 5 95 45 273 78 90 914 2 23 128 14 7189 2 9 21 16 7348 16252
PCT 4 11 16 204 909 3 32 11 1322 420 9 40 58 301 3 3343

MA
TOTAL 1 0 1
National 0
PCT 1 1

MX
TOTAL 0 0 26 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 238 61 0 0 0 0 0 539 32 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1108 0 2020
National 0 24 2 6 1 136 7 217 32 1 0 4 1093 1523
PCT 0 2 0 2 0 102 54 322 0 0 0 0 15 497

MY
TOTAL 630 630
National 386 386
PCT 244 244

NI
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

NO
TOTAL 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 0 113
National 1 1 1 1 7 4 1 78 94
PCT 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 11 19

NZ
TOTAL 0 18 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 0 52 *
National 15 7 1 19 42
PCT 3 4 1 0 0 2 10

PE
TOTAL 0 7 8 0 1 6 0 0 0 22
National 7 8 1 6 22
PCT 0

PH
TOTAL 176 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 242
National 2 0 1 3
PCT 174 3 62 239

PL
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
National 1 1
PCT 5 5

PT
TOTAL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
National 1 1
PCT 1 1

PY
TOTAL 2 2 *
National 0
PCT 2 2

RO
TOTAL 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

RU
TOTAL 0 20 45 111 16 19 1 235 13 24 45 0 25 0 643 202 0 0 0 0 15 3 1486 0 2903
National 15 30 68 16 19 1 91 4 15 44 10 292 90 7 3 1400 2105
PCT 5 15 43 144 9 9 1 15 351 112 8 86 798

SE
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 28
National 1 2 1 2 2 8
PCT 2 1 8 3 3 3 20

SG
TOTAL 0 2 1 16 5 3 0 14 0 0 5 0 1 0 96 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 53 0 206
National 2 1 14 2 2 1 0 5 1 42 1 49 120
PCT 0 0 2 3 1 13 0 0 0 54 4 5 4 86

TH
TOTAL 1343 0 1343
National 1343 1343
PCT 0

TR
TOTAL *
National
PCT

TW
TOTAL 1 2866 46 0 2296 0 5209
National 1 2866 46 2296 5209
PCT 0

US
TOTAL 0 90 1104 4 1087 4262 6 3 466 269 8 10956 41 237 1045 10 309 7 21350 8610 21 0 21 7 1 5 1 0 356 440 33 108 2506 83 0 53446
National
PCT

UY
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

VN
TOTAL 202 202 *
National 202 202
PCT 0

XN
TOTAL
National
PCT

XV
TOTAL
National
PCT
TOTAL 0 129 1804 5 2363 10 6342 21 3 1150 678 1 0 9 0 22280 160 479 1940 12 1 690 7 68910 13435 0 46 0 0 25 13 3 1 10 2 0 0 556 710 132 0 0 230 56604 0 0 104 178811

AR

AT

AU

BR

CA

CL

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

EA

EC

EE

EG

EP

ES

FI

GB

HU

ID

IL

IS

JP

KR

MA

MX

MY

NI

NO

NZ

PE

PH

PL

PT

PY

RO

RU

SE

SG

TH

TR

TW

US

UY

VN

XN

XV
TOTAL
Office of Earlier Examination

-As of end of Jun. 2018-

Notes;

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

  *These figures are not updated (as of end of Jun. 2018).

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

CZ

DE

DK

ES

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MA

MX

MY

NO

PE

PL

RU

SE

SG

TW

US
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100
(74.00)
91
(69.4)
-
(-)
83
(63)
-
(53.4)
-
(-)
100
(26.3)
-
(91.3)
90.6
(-)
-
(0.5)
95
(-)
82.8
(76.6)
83.3
(63.0)
100
(-)
97.8
(-)
100
(-)
-
(-)
83.33
(51.23)
-
(68.1)
100
(77.4)
92
(-)
100
(-)
94.6
(78.7)
84.15*1
(73.02)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 50
(7.00)
39
(6.6)
-
(-)
49
(7)
-
(8.5)
-
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
23.8
(-)
-
(0.1)
57
(-)
22.7
(15.5)
21.9
(5.9)
-
(-)
66.9
(-)
70.8
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
91
(-)
21
(-)
100
(-)
41.06
(6.94)
23.91*1
(12.91)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.72
(8.0)
0.8
(10.9*2)
2.8*1
(-)
2.6
(9)
-
(-)
7.9
(-)
2.89
(5.6)
-
(4.14)
1.5
(-)
-
(13.5)
2.2
(-)
2.6
(9.4)
2.5
(10.4)
6
(10)
0.9
(-)
3
(-)
-
(-)
1.85
(46.98)
4
(-)
2.5
(8.75)
4
(-)
0.88
(-)
1.38
(9.22)
7.02*1
(-)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.4
(19.0)
5.1
(29.3*2)
11.9*1
(-)
7
(11)
-
(-)
-
(-)
8.94
(16.7)
6.17
(22.26)
10.0
(-)
-
(56.64)
6.4
(-)
7.0
(14.0)
6.0
(15.8)
12
(17)
3.7
(-)
6
(-)
3
(-)
5.18
(51.84)
-
(-)
2.6
(15.5)
6
(-)
0.63
(-)
4.33
(14.26)
18.69*1
(-)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.5
(1.27)
0.80
(1.53)
1.00*1
(-)
0.65
(1.00)
-
(1.11)
-
(-)
2.00
(2.4)
2.00
(3.54)
1.5
(-)
-
(-)
0.58
(-)
0.97
(1.03)
0.85
(1.00)
3.00
(3.00)
0.55
(-)
1.00
(-)
-
(-)
1.16
(2.50)
-
(-)
0.52
(1.2)
-
(-)
0
(-)
0.52
(1.08)
3.07*1
(3.08)
From Jan. 2018 to Jun. 2018
Notes;
  • *1 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 From request for examination date for non-PPH only
  •     (   ) :  All applications including PPH and non-PPH

PCT-PPH Statistical Data

Office of Filing

AU

CA

ES

GB

IL

JP

KR

MA

MX

MY

NO

PL

RU

SE

SG
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100.00
(74.00)
90
(69.4)
100
(70)
100
(-)
93
(-)
92.4
(76.6)
81.3
(63.0)
100
(-)
98.0
(-)
100
(-)
-
(-)
-
(41.2)
100
(77.4)
92
(-)
100
(-)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 41.67
(7.00)
29
(6.6)
-
(-)
22.2
(-)
51
(-)
50.4
(15.5)
20.4
(5.9)
-
(-)
54.9
(-)
82.1
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
97
(-)
21
(-)
28.6
(-)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.86
(8.0)
1.0
(10.9*1)
4.37
(7.92)
1.0
(-)
2.09
(-)
2.9
(9.4)
2.8
(10.4)
6
(10)
1.4
(-)
3
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
2.6
(-)
4
(-)
1.65
(-)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.86
(19.0)
6.6
(29.3*1)
17.43
(20.07)
11.6
(-)
5.8
(-)
5.3
(14.0)
6.9
(15.8)
12
(21)
4.4
(-)
6
(-)
3
(-)
-
(-)
2.6
(-)
6
(-)
2.09
(-)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.58
(1.27)
1.10
(1.53)
4.00
-
1.3
(-)
0.63
(-)
0.61
(1.03)
0.92
(0.95)
3.00
(3.00)
0.71
(-)
1.00
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
0.16
(1.2)
-
(-)
0.31
(-)
From Jan. 2018 to Jun. 2018
Notes;
  • *1 From request for examination date for non-PPH only
  •     (   ) :  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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