Statistics

Number of PPH(using the national products) Requests
OFF:Office of First FilingOSF:Office of Second Filing
OEE:Office of Earlier ExaminationOLE:Office of Later Examination

JP

US

KR

GB

CA

DE

AU

DK

EP

SG

FI

RU

AT

HU

ES

MX

PT

SE

IL

TW

NO

CN

IS

PH

CO

CZ

PL

EA

ID

NI
Total

JP
8614 2736 38(0) 230
(58)
1183 (0) - 3 1543 24 2(1) 128
(11)
0 0 0 50 0 0 2 701 2 2717 0 0 - - 0 0 3 - 17976

US
2898
(189)
1304 120 (6) 3989
(781)
217 (8) 546 (29) 10 1025 20 3(1) 103
(9)
0 2 1 150 0 - 25 562 21 1522 0 0 1 0 - - - 0 12519

KR
288 1414 6 (0) 10(2) 12 (0) - 0 - 1 0 11 0 0 2 0 - - - - - 92 - - - - - - - - 1836

GB
117
(18)
508 55 31
(21)
11 (5) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 722

CA
18(16) 269 6 0 (0) 0 (0) - 0 - - 1(0) - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - 294

DE
144(0) 143 28 5 (0) 50(2) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 35 - - - - - - - - 405

AU
- 298 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 298

DK
25 152 18 - 2(0) - - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0 - - 11 - - - - - - - - 208

EP
256
(150)
733 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 989

SG
3 6 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9

FI
11(0) 41 7 - 8(2) - - - - - 2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - 4 - - - 0 - - - - 73

RU
6(1) 25 2 - - - - 0 - - 0(0) - - 0 - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 37

AT
3 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - 4

HU
2 6 0 - - - - - - - 0 - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8

ES
0(0) 2 0 - 0(0) - - - - - 0(0) 0(0) - - 0 0 - - 0 - - - - 0 - - - - - 2

MX
0 6 0 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - 6

PT
0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

SE
0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

IL
0 10 - - 2(1) - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12

TW
3 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14

NO
1 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12

CN
23 151 9 - 3(3) 6 (0) - 0 - 0 0 5 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - 197

IS
0 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2

PH
0 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

CO
- 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

CZ
- 0 - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

PL
1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 2

EA
0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

ID
0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

NI
- 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Total 3799 12403 4165 169 4325 1429 546 13 2568 45 6 249 0 2 3 200 0 0 27 1263 23 4386 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 35625
* As of the end of Dec 2013
* The number in parentheses shows the cumulative number of PPH MOTTAINAI requests
out of the total number of PPH requests. (The number of OSF- USPTO is not noted.)
Number of PPH(PCT-PPH) Requests

JP

US

KR

CA

AU

DK

EP

FI

RU

AT

ES

MX

PT

SE

IL

NO

CN

IS

PH

CZ

PL

EA

ID
Total

JP
2486 1690 302 - - 0 605 0 7 0 1 11 0 5 0 0 760 0 27 - 0 0 22 5916

US
33 420 43 20 22 0 72 0 14 0 1 - 0 0 2 0 38 0 8 0 - - - 673

KR
56 2927 117 - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - 411 - - - - - - 3511

CA
- 42 - 178 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 220

AU
- 281 - - 32 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 313

EP
748 2488 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3236

FI
2 53 - - - - - - 1 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - - - - - - 57

RU
1 52 - - - 0 - 0 - - 0 - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 59

AT
- 31 0 - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 31

ES
2 10 - - - - - 0 1 - - 4 0 - - - - - - - - - - 17

SE
23 126 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 150

IL
1 15 - - - 0 - 0 - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - 17

XN
8 67 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 75

CN
48 562 16 - - 0 - 0 2 0 - 0 - - - - - - - - 0 - - 628
Total 3408 8764 478 198 54 0 677 0 25 0 2 15 0 6 3 0 1216 0 35 0 0 0 22 14903
* As of the end of Dec 2013
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

JP

US

KR

GB

CA

DE

AU

DK

SG

FI

RU

MX

IL

TW

CZ

PL
Grant Rate {%} 75
(71)
87.9
(53)
91.3
(67.5)
94
88
(65)

100*1

(11.4)*2
87

(48)
98
(44)
96.4
TBD
94
(61)

(42.9 )

(61.5)
First Action Allowance Rate {%} 24
(16)
27.1
(17.3)
48.8
(10.5)
6
39
(4.6)

70

87

59
89.3
TBD
44
(7.6)

(9.7)

Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action {months}
2.0
(13)
4.4
(18.0)
2.52
(13.2)
0.8
1.7
(15.8)
5.3
0.9

(7.0)


(9)
3.5
(7.8)
0.9
TBD
1.91
(30.1)

(0)

Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision {months}
6.7
(22)
14.0
(29.0)
4.89
(19.1)
9.4
5.7
(35.1)

1.5

(20.6)


4.5
(14)
1.5
TBD
4.19
(39.8)

(0)

Average Number of Office Actions 1.01
(1.1)
TBD
(2.4)
0.67
1.6
0.7
(1.6)

0.3

1

1.5
(1.9)
0.11
TBD
0.58
(0.99)

(0.94)

PCT-PPH Statistical Data

Office of Filing

JP

US

KR

CA

AU

MX
Grant Rate {%} 94
(71)
90.3
(53)
87.1
(67.5)
92
(65)
100*1
100
First Action Allowance Rate {%} 63
(16)
19.9
(17.3)
31.16
(10.5)
42
(4.6)
40
0
Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action {months}
2.4
(13)
5.2
(18.0)
3.1
(13.2)
2.0
(15.8)
1.0
0.03
Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision {months}
4.1
(22)
14.1
(29.0)
6.3
(19.1)
3.8
(35.1)
2.1
1.17
Average Number of Office Actions 0.46
(1.1)
TBD
(2.4)
0.78
0.6
(1.6)
0.5
1

Period:   Jul 2013 -Dec 2013

(   ) :  All applications including PPH and non-PPH

  • *1Grant 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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