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 Dec. 2016-
Office of Earlier Examination TOTAL

AR

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

AR
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

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 71 4 12 0 128 2 5 67 0 21 0 321 183 0 0 7 20 3 2469 0 3345
National 50 4 12 29 1 1 67 8 216 25 1 1 3 2301 2719
PCT 32 21 99 1 4 13 105 158 6 19 168 626

BR
TOTAL 0 TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

CA
TOTAL 7 187 526 66 66 8 0 253 0 30 106 0 20 0 669 201 6 0 1 22 7 10 8729 1 10915
National 3 169 66 66 8 42 21 106 11 553 57 6 1 16 1 10 8506 9642
PCT 4 18 526 211 9 9 116 144 6 6 223 1 1273

CL
TOTAL 0 0 1 0 1
National 1 1
PCT 0

CN
TOTAL 0 8 17 0 147 82 1758 10 37 108 0 18 0 9727 1574 0 3 0 50 44 7 6243 19833
National 5 17 147 82 476 2 25 108 6 7097 709 3 17 8 7 6051 14760
PCT 3 0 0 1282 8 12 12 2630 865 33 36 192 5073

CO
TOTAL 0 0 5 18 0 0 152 175
National 6 6
PCT 5 18 146 169

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

DE
TOTAL 12 3 3 35 0 0 0 0 10 43 0 0 0 2608 39 0 0 1 0 0 691 1 3446
National 0
PCT 1 1

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 5 5
National 4 4
PCT 1 1

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 4 4
National 4 4
PCT 0

EP
TOTAL 13 73 436 0 45 4430 253 2 5 3148 8405
National 9 23 96 12 2847 115 2 5 2810 5919
PCT 4 50 340 33 1583 138 338 2486

ES
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 24
National 2 2
PCT 1 21 22

FI
TOTAL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 18
National 2 3 2 6 12
PCT 2 3 3

GB
TOTAL 0 5 4 23 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 82 25 0 0 1 0 0 363 2 518
National 4 2 7 10 1 2 78 9 358 471
PCT 1 2 16 4 16 1 5 2 47

HU
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
National 0 2 2
PCT 0 0

ID
TOTAL 0 608 608
National na 0
PCT na 0

IL
TOTAL 0 49 12 9 1 1 0 169 0 0 9 0 60 0 40 39 0 0 0 8 5 2 542 0 946
National 47 11 7 1 1 44 9 19 6 4 1 1 524 675
PCT 2 1 2 0 125 0 60 21 33 4 4 1 18 271

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 55 76 375 0 0 193 80 1 0 0 2759 7 33 215 2 1 15 0 6171 856 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 29 45 5 0 35 7339 0 11 18310
National 4 44 51 103 193 80 1 688 1 24 215 2 1 3 559 1 1 1 10 4 5 35 7235 9261
PCT 0 11 25 272 2071 6 9 12 6171 297 19 41 104 11 9049

KR
TOTAL 8 64 49 320 62 51 0 978 3 46 106 0 15 0 6692 326 0 0 1 0 14 35 9 24 5130 2 13935
National 4 57 35 171 62 51 439 2 22 106 0 8 5774 1 8 12 9 4950 11711
PCT 4 7 14 149 539 1 24 7 918 326 6 23 0 24 180 2 2224

MA
TOTAL 0 0 0
National 0
PCT 0

MX
TOTAL 14 0 5 0 77 44 307 14 0 0 0 3 725 1189
National 13 3 41 4 164 14 0 3 718 960
PCT 1 2 36 40 143 7 229

MY
TOTAL 164 0 164
National 118 118
PCT 46 46

NI
TOTAL TBD TBD TBD
National 0
PCT 0

NO
TOTAL 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 75
National 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 55 67
PCT 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 8

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

PH
TOTAL 133 2 0 51 0 186
National 1 0 1
PCT 132 2 51 185

PL
TOTAL 0 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 8 29 44 1 8 1 1 5 12 24 0 12 0 418 118 0 0 0 8 3 682 0 1374
National 6 16 29 1 8 1 0 1 7 24 6 241 55 4 3 604 1006
PCT 2 13 15 0 1 4 5 6 177 63 4 78 368

SE
TOTAL 0 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 2 1 12 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 56 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 131
National 2 1 12 1 1 1 1 46 1 44 110
PCT 1 5 10 3 2 21

TH
TOTAL 429 0 429
National 429 429
PCT 0

TW
TOTAL 1 2194 26 0 1553 0 3774
National 1 2194 26 1553 3774
PCT 0

US
TOTAL 80 958 2 784 2708 3 1 309 231 6 8189 35 188 909 8 188 2 18060 7784 18 0 17 1 4 1 0 253 363 21 60 1585 75 42843
National 0
PCT 0

VN
TOTAL 67 0 0 67
National 0
PCT 0

XN
TOTAL 0 0
National 0
PCT 0
TOTAL 0 119 1378 2 1662 0 4033 3 1 795 475 1 7 0 14318 112 366 1592 10 1 395 2 53229 11449 0 28 0 0 19 0 1 8 2 0 388 531 68 0 119 39554 0 93 130761

AR

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
TOTAL
Office of Earlier Examination

As of end of Dec. 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

CZ

DE

DK

EA

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

RU

SG

TW

US
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100.00
(67)
89
(65)
-
-
90
(57)
-
(60.1)
-
-
-
-
-
-
77.3
-
-
(52)
100
-
82.0
(71.5)
80.9
(59.2)
99.07
-
100
-
-
-
100
(78)
100*3
-
95.6
(77 )
81.36*1
(68.65)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 64.1
(3.34)
33
(5)
-
-
48
-
-
(11.4)
-
-
-
(4)
-
-
12.5
-
-
(7)
85
-
20.2
-
17.6
(4.6)
71.03
-
97
-
-
-
87.5
(25)
100*3
-
38.2
(7 )
21.84*1
(12.91)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.46
(6.1)
0.8
(11.5)
2.7*1
-
4
-
-
-
7.3*1
-
-
(5.2)
2
-
1.2
-
-
(13)
2.08
-
2.6
(9.3)*2
2.3
(11.0)
0.91
-
3
-
-
-
3.09
(9.5)
2.7*3
-
1.65
(11 )
7.28*1
-
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
0.92
(18.44)
5.4
(31.2)
11.9
-
6.8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8.5
-
-
(50)
2.4
-
7.3
(15.2)*2
6.2
(16.4)
2.92
-
6
-
3
-
3.45
(11.3)
2.8*3
-
5.91
(18 )
19.11*1
-
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.38
(1.79)
0.9
(1.6)
1.0
-
0.5
-
-
(1.12)
-
-
-
(1.04)
-
-
1.20
-
-
(1.34)
0.14
-
1.0
-
0.85
(1.02)
0.39
-
2.00
-
-
-
1.68
(1.9)
0*3
-
0.65
(1.04)
2.98*1
(3.09)
From Jul. 2016 to Dec. 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

EA

ES

GB

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

RU

SG
(a) Grant Rate [%] 100
(67)
92
(65)
-
-
20
(80)
100
-
100
-
79.0
(71.5)
31.9
(59.2)
97.30
-
100
-
-
-
100
-
100*2
-
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%] 44.44
(3.34)
24
(5)
-
-
-
-
8.3
-
95
-
20.5
-
12.1
(4.6)
51.35
-
91
-
-
-
80.77
(79)
100*2
-
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.54
(6.1)
0.9
(11.5)
1
-
0.2
(4.95)
1.3
-
0.92
-
5.0
(9.3)*1
2.7
(11.0)
0.97
-
3
-
-
-
2.6
-
1.7*2
-
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.41
(18.44)
6.6
(31.2)
-
-
16.5
(13.53)
9.1
-
1
-
9.4
(15.2)*1
7.1
(16.4)
3.99
-
6
-
3
-
2.92
-
1.6*2
-
(e) Average Number of Office Actions 0.57
(1.79)
1.2
(1.6)
-
-
4
(4.06)
1.3
-
0.05
-
1.0
-
0.93
(1.02)
0.7
-
2.00
-
-
-
1.18
-
0*2
-
From Jul. 2016 to Dec. 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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