Statistics

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

AR
TOTAL 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 0

AU
TOTAL 1 32 85 6 28 0 258 4 6 77 0 26 0 441 224 0 1 0 0 7 23 5 3062 1 4287
National 54 5 26 67 2 1 77 10 305 30 1 1 1 4 2848 3432
PCT 1 32 31 1 2 191 2 5 16 136 194 6 22 1 214 1 855

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

CA
TOTAL 7 258 662 0 94 0 72 8 0 456 3 39 121 0 28 0 863 257 8 0 1 0 1 29 11 16 10369 1 13304
National 2 233 0 94 0 72 8 0 92 0 28 121 0 14 0 676 61 8 0 1 0 1 20 2 16 10083 11532
PCT 5 25 662 0 364 3 11 14 187 196 9 9 0 286 1 1772

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

CN
TOTAL 8 29 0 203 110 2576 10 51 143 0 33 0 11680 1846 0 4 0 62 77 12 7997 24841
National 5 29 203 110 695 2 37 143 9 8457 874 4 17 24 12 7727 18348
PCT 3 1881 8 14 24 3223 972 45 53 270 6493

CO
TOTAL 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 195 0 0 233
National 1 6 7
PCT 1 1 9 5 19 1 1 189 226

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

DE
TOTAL 14 4 6 0 45 0 4 0 0 12 72 0 0 0 3174 46 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 896 1 4276
National 0
PCT

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 16 1 22
National 3 16 0 19
PCT 2 0 1 3

EA
TOTAL 0 3 12 15
National 0 4 4
PCT 3 8 11

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 25 119 574 1 0 70 5012 335 4 4 9 3726 9879
National 15 43 130 1 15 1917 142 4 1 7 3307 5582
PCT 10 76 444 55 3095 193 3 2 419 4297

ES
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 26
National 1 2 3
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 13 0 27
National 2 4 1 2 7 16
PCT 2 3 6 11

GB
TOTAL 0 5 6 39 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90 28 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 475 1 660
National 4 4 15 11 1 2 85 11 1 467 601
PCT 1 2 24 5 17 1 8 1 59

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 0 2
PCT 0

ID
TOTAL 978 978 *
National 0
PCT 0

IL
TOTAL 0 58 15 22 1 1 0 0 304 0 1 17 0 92 0 54 48 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 2 823 1 1453
National 56 14 11 1 1 65 1 17 31 10 5 1 1 798 0 1012
PCT 2 1 11 0 0 239 0 0 92 23 38 4 4 1 25 1 441

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 86 0 92 0 497 1 0 224 110 1 0 0 3861 9 38 232 2 1 19 0 7444 996 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 33 56 8 0 51 9397 0 11 23176
National 4 61 64 134 1 224 110 1 1057 2 28 232 2 1 4 629 1 1 1 11 6 7 51 9242 11874
PCT 25 28 363 2804 7 10 15 7444 367 22 50 1 155 11 11302

KR
TOTAL 8 91 56 424 68 73 0 0 1519 4 53 120 0 23 0 7908 395 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 56 13 41 6781 3 17653
National 4 80 41 240 68 73 733 2 23 120 12 6754 2 8 20 13 6528 14721
PCT 4 11 15 184 786 2 30 11 1154 395 7 36 41 253 3 2932

MA
TOTAL 1 1
National 1 1
PCT 0

MX
TOTAL 0 0 21 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 179 56 0 0 0 0 0 397 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 961 0 1652
National 0 19 2 4 1 104 6 192 26 0 0 3 951 1308
PCT 0 2 0 2 75 50 205 0 10 344

MY
TOTAL 483 483
National 323 323
PCT 160 160

NI
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

NO
TOTAL 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 90
National 1 2 1 5 4 1 62 76
PCT 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 10 14

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 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 10
National 5 2 3 10
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 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 1 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 1
National 0
PCT 1 1

PY
TOTAL 2 2
National 0
PCT 2 2

RO
TOTAL 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

RU
TOTAL 0 17 42 99 13 16 1 98 13 23 42 0 24 0 550 190 0 0 0 0 15 4 998 0 2145
National 13 27 62 13 16 1 35 4 14 41 10 279 86 7 3 917 1528
PCT 4 15 37 0 0 0 63 9 9 1 14 271 104 8 81 616

SE
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 25
National 1 1 2 4
PCT 8 0 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 5 50 0 163
National 2 1 15 2 2 1 5 1 45 1 48 123
PCT 0 0 1 2 1 13 0 0 0 52 4 5 4 82

TH
TOTAL 1121 0 1121
National 1121 1121
PCT 0

TR
TOTAL *
National
PCT

TW
TOTAL 1 2701 42 0 2139 0 4883
National 1 2701 42 2139 4883
PCT 0

US
TOTAL 0 86 1067 3 1003 3841 5 3 412 252 8 10016 38 221 999 10 271 4 20356 8361 20 0 21 4 1 5 1 0 318 427 26 89 2174 81 50123
National 0
PCT 0

UY
TOTAL 0
National 0
PCT 0

VN
TOTAL 202 202
National 202 202
PCT 0

XN
TOTAL 0
National 0
PCT 0
TOTAL 0 128 1667 3 2144 8 5656 13 3 1015 606 1 0 9 0 19293 145 451 1835 12 1 588 4 63800 12808 0 40 0 0 24 6 1 1 10 2 0 0 482 676 106 0 0 181 50316 0 0 101 162083

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
TOTAL
Office of Earlier Examination

As of end of Dec. 2017.

Notes;

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

  *These figures are not updated (as of end of Dec. 2017).

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

CL

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

NZ

PE

PL

PY

RU

SG

TW

US
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100
(76)
90
(67.2)
0
(62.96)
-
(-)
95
(61)
-
(59.7)
-
(-)
-
(26)
87.8
(-)
-
(20.75)
98
(-)
81
(76.4)
83.3
(62.4)
97.14
(-)
100
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
100
(47)
-
(72.1)
0
(-)
99.1
(76)
100
(-)
93.5
(78.3)
84*1
(71.25)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 47.37
(3)
38
(5.9)
0
(-)
-
(-)
32
(-)
-
(7.3)
-
(-)
-
(4)
7.4
(-)
-
(4.8)
62
(-)
24.5
(15.2)
24.2
(5.9)
61.43
(-)
76
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
2
(-)
78
(43)
100
(-)
38.9
(8.2)
22.66*1
(12.89)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.78
(8.2)
0.9
(11.0*2)
1.25
(-)
2.7*1
(-)
2.7
(-)
-
(-)
7.7
(-)
2.9
(7.7)
1.2
(-)
-
(12.3)
2.1
(-)
2.4
(9.2)
2.5
(10.8)
0.87
(-)
3
(-)
-
(-)
1.3
(-)
1.40
(48.71)
-
(-)
0
(-)
3.5
(-)
0.88
(-)
1.67
(9.34)
6.31*1
(-)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.44
(15.84)
5.2
(28.9*2)
-
(-)
12.2*1
(-)
8.7
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
-
(17.4)
9.0
(-)
-
(79.9)
4.7
(-)
6.8
(14.0)
6.0
(16.0)
3.34
(-)
6
(-)
3
(-)
-
(-)
4.37
(45.60)
-
(-)
2
(-)
4.5
(9.13)
0.63
(-)
3.97
(14.81)
18.87*1
(-)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.52
(2)
0.8
(1.6)
1.75
(-)
1.00*1
(-)
0.7
(-)
-
(0.94)
-
(-)
-
(-)
1.60
(-)
-
(1.56)
0.52
(-)
0.9
(1.1)
0.82
(1.00)
0.52
(-)
2
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
1.33
(2.50)
-
(-)
2.00
(-)
1.1
(1.15)
0
(-)
0.64
(1.06)
2.96*1
(3.18)
From Jul. 2017 to Dec. 2017
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

CO

ES

GB

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

NZ

PL

RU

SE

SG
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100
(76)
92
(67.2)
67
(61)
50
(74)
100
(-)
97
(-)
91.5
(76.4)
83.3
(62.4)
90.32
(-)
100
(-)
-
(-)
100
(-)
-
(56.4)
97.4
(-)
0
(-)
100
(-)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 27.03
(3)
23
(5.9)
33
(-)
-
(-)
20.0
(-)
53
(-)
47.8
(15.2)
24.2
(5.9)
45.16
(-)
84
(-)
-
(-)
100
(-)
-
(-)
72
(26)
0
(-)
28.6
(-)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.86
(8.2)
1.0
(11.0*1)
5
(-)
0.63
(5.42)
1.3
(-)
2.8
(-)
2.9
(9.2)
2.5
(10.8)
0.85
(-)
3
(-)
-
(-)
0.3
(-)
4
(-)
4.1
(-)
1.5
(-)
1.65
(-)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
2.21
(15.84)
7.0
(28.9*1)
6
(-)
23.18
(18.45)
10.5
(-)
6.8
(-)
5.5
(14.0)
6.0
(16.0)
4.96
(-)
6
(-)
3
(-)
0.5
(-)
-
(-)
4.5
(-)
0
(-)
2.09
(-)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.73
(2.00)
1.10
(1.60)
0.7
(-)
4.50
(4.10)
1.50
(-)
0.66
(-)
0.65
(1.1)
0.82
(1.00)
0.77
(-)
2
(-)
-
(-)
1.00
(-)
-
(-)
1.2
(1.2)
14.00
(-)
0.31
(-)
From Jul. 2017 to Dec. 2017
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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