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 Dec 2014-
Office of Earlier Examination TOTAL
Adopted PCT-PPHNot adopted PCT-PPH

AT

AU

CA

CN

CO

CZ

DK

EA

EP

ES

FI

GB

HU

ID

IL

IS

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

PH

PL

PT

RU

SE

SG

US

XN

DE

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
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
PCT 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 0

AU
TOTAL 0 32 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 13 0 0 3 0 89 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 990 0 0 0 0 0 1,188
National 0(0) 10(0) - - - 1(0) - - 1(0) 1(0) 13(0) 0(0) - 2(0) 0(0) 60(0) 1(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) 1(0) 1(0) 0(0) 925
(29)
- - - - - 1,016
(29)
PCT 0 32 3 - - - - - - 0 2 - - - 1 - 29 36 - - - - - - 3 1 - 65 0 - - - - 172

CA
TOTAL 0 38 270 20 0 0 4 0 0 0 14 57 0 0 5 0 362 47 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 5,434 0 54 0 0 0 6,315
National 0(0) 37(37) 20(20) - - 4(2) - - 0(0) 12(6) 57(47) 0(0) - 4(3) 0(0) 339
(160)
20(12) 1(1) - 0(0) - - 1(1) 7(7) 0(0) 0(0) 5,315
(2,107)
- 54(6) - - - 5,871
(2,409)
PCT 0 1 270 - - - - - - 0 2 - - - 1 - 23 27 - - - - - - 1 0 - 119 0 - - - - 444

CN
TOTAL 5 0 4 0 0 0 48 0 279 0 16 33 0 0 0 0 5,580 788 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 3 6 2,711 0 61 0 0 0 9,553
National 4 - 4 - - 48 - 96(0) 0 13 33 - - 0 0 4,251
(0)
231(0) 0 - - - 1 0 4 0(0) 6 2,632
(0)
- 61 - - - 7,384
(0)
PCT 1 - - - - - - - 183 0 3 - - - 0 - 1,329 557 - - - - - - 14 3 - 79 - - - - - 2,169

CO
TOTAL 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 32 0 0 0 0 0 34
National - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1(0) - - - - - - - - - - 32 - - - - - 34(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
National - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - 0

DK
TOTAL 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 10 1 0 0 0 0 15
National 0(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) 0(0) 10(0) - - - - - 14(0)
PCT 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 1 - - - - 1

EA
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
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

EP
TOTAL 0 0 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,006 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,777 0 0 0 0 0 4,983
National - - - 35(0) - - - - - - - - - - - 2,128
(0)
32(0) - - - - - - - - - 1,605
(0)
- - - - - 3,800
(0)
PCT - - - 102 - - - - - - - - - - - - 878 31 - - - - - - - - - 172 - - - - - 1,183

ES
TOTAL 0 0 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 7 0 0 0 0 0 10
National 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(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 1(0) - - - - 0(0) 3(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 6 0 - - - - 7

FI
TOTAL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 10
National 0(0) 0(0) 2(1) 0 - 0 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 2(1) 0(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 1(1) 0(0) 4(2) - 0(0) - - - 9(5)
PCT 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 1 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 1

GB
TOTAL 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 182 0 7 0 0 0 256
National 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 52(0) 6(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 182(9) - 7(0) - - - 247(9)
PCT 0 1 2 2 - - - - 0 0 0 - - - 0 - 2 1 - - - - - - 1 0 - 0 0 - - - - 9

HU
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 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) 2(0) - - - - - 2(0)
PCT 0 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 0 206* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 206
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBD
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TBD

IL
TOTAL 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 131
National 0(0) 5(5) 2(0) 0 - - 0(0) - 2 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 5(0) 1(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) 1(1) 0(0) 0(0) 97(20) - - - - - 113(26)
PCT 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 - - - 6 - 1 3 - - - - - - 1 0 - 7 0 - - - - 18

IS
TOTAL 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 - 1 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 0 - - - - 1

JP
TOTAL 4 24 41 150 0 0 52 0 1,400 2 20 147 2 0 4 0 3,704 488 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 30 3 4,040 9 159 0 0 6 10,300
National 4 20(14) 30(25) 43(3) 0 - 52 0 362
(207)
0 15 147
(26)
2 0 0 0 359
(11)
0 0 1 0 1 0 8(3) 2 3 3989
(298)
- 159 - 0 6 5204
(587)
PCT 0 4 11 107 - - - - 1,038 2 5 - - - 4 - 3,704 129 - - 1 - - - 4 28 - 51 9 - - - - 5,097

KR
TOTAL 2 12 23 97 0 0 31 0 252 0 20 66 0 0 0 0 4,275 203 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 4 2,206 0 34 0 0 0 7,237
National 0(0) 11(0) 21(0) 53(0) - - 31(0) - 99(0) 0(0) 12(0) 66(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 3,784
(0)
0 - 0(0) - - 0(0) 4(0) 2(0) 4(0) 2,130
(0)
- 34(0) - - - 6,251
(0)
PCT 2 1 2 44 - - - - 153 0 8 - - - 0 - 491 203 - - - - - - 1 5 - 76 0 - - - - 986

MX
TOTAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 278 0 0 0 0 0 402
National - - 0(0) 1 - - - - 0(0) 0(0) - - - - - - 91 0(0) - - - - 0 - - 0 278 - - - - - 370(0)
PCT - - 0 1 - - - - 0 11 - - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32

MY
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11(0)
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4

NO
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 38
National 0(0) 0(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) 33(0) - - - - - 37(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 1 0 - - - - 1

PH
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 74
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - - 0(0) - - - - - 0
PCT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 52 - - - - - - - - - - 22 - - - - - 74

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
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
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 - - - - 0

RU
TOTAL 0 0 13 15 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 3 0 0 4 0 197 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 234 0 0 0 0 0 499
National 0(0) 0(0) 8(0) 10 - - 2(0) - - 0(0) 5(0) 3(0) 0(0) - 4(0) 0(0) 161(0) 19(0) - - 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 199(0) - - - - - 411(0)
PCT 0 0 5 5 - - - - - 2 2 - - - 0 - 36 3 - - - - - - 0 0 - 35 0 - - - - 88

SE
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13
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) 2(0) - - - - - 2(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 7 0 - - - - - - 3 1 - 0 0 - - - - 11

SG
TOTAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 65
National 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 2 - - 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) - 0(0) 0(0) 30(0) 1(0) 0 - 0(0) - - 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 32(0) - 0 - - - 65(0)
PCT 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 - - - 0 - 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0

US
TOTAL 53 733 447 1,252 2 0 180 0 4,758 15 125 637 6 0 47 2 13,198 5,827 9 0 15 0 0 0 132 192 12 713 68 184 0 0 22 28,629
National TBD TBD TBD TBD 2 0 180 - TBD TBD TBD 637 6 - TBD 2 TBD TBD 9 - 15 0 0 0 TBD TBD 12 - 184 0 - 22 TBD
PCT TBD TBD TBD TBD - - - - TBD TBD TBD - - - TBD - TBD TBD - - - - - - TBD TBD 0 713 68 - - - - TBD

DE
TOTAL 0 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 19 0 0 0 0 1,642 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 374 0 0 0 0 0 2,069
National 0(0) - 1(1) 15(2) - - - - - - 3(1) 19(5) - - - - 1,642
(1)
15(2) - - - - - - - - 0(0) 374
(34)
- - - - 2069
(46)

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
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - 0

TH
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108
National - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 108 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 108

TW
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,216 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 883 0 0 0 0 0 2,100
National - - - - - - - - - 1(0) - - - - - - 1,216
(0)
- - - - - - - - - - 883 - - - - 2100
(0)
TOTAL TOTAL 64 845 818 1,692 2 0 318 0 6,691 33 210 976 8 0 69 2 33,869 7,504 10 0 17 0 2 1 185 236 25 20,071 78 499 0 0 28 74,253
National 8 73 78 179 2 0 318 0 559 3 62 976 8 0 10 2 13,837 687 10 0 16 0 2 1 25 6 25 18,725 - 499 0 0 28 36,139
PCT 3 39 293 261 - - - - 1,374 15 23 - - - 12 - 6,579 990 - - - - - - 28 38 - 633 78 - - - - 10,366

As end of December 2014

Notes;

  The number of the requests filed to Indonesia (marked with "*") are as of the end of January 2015.

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

JP

US

KR

GB

CA

DE

AU

DK

SG

FI

RU

MX

PT

IL

TW

CO

CZ

PL
Grant Rate {%} 77.7
(69.8)*1
82.3*4
(68.3)
88.7
(65.3)
97
91
(65)

100
-
(-)
100

(43)
98
(67)
100
0
44
(42)
95
(67)
100
(54.6)

(49.5)

(73)
First Action Allowance Rate {%} 18.0
(8.2)
23*4
(13)
32.2
(9.5)
10.3
35
(4.5)

57.05
-
(-)
100

96
(42)
89.5
0
44.4
(47.6)
43
(7.7)


(7.6)

Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action {months}
2.1
(10.4)*2
3.17*4 2.4
(10.7)
1.1
1.2
(14.4)
6.3
0.59
-
(7)


3.5
1.1
0
1.3
(1.29)
2.20
(22.2)
0
(0)


Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision {months}
6.6
(28.1)*3
13.88*4 5.0
(16.2)
8.1
5.4
(31.9)

1.13
-
(20.5)


4.2
1.8
0
2.4
(2.2)
4.93
(31.6)
1
(0)


Average Number of Office Actions 1.00
(1.17)
2.62*4
(3.7)
0.76
(1.04)
1.2
0.8
(1.6)

0.43
-
(-)
1

1.1
0.1
0
0.7
(0.7)
0.58
(1.00)
1
(1.1)

(0.93)

From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH

PCT-PPH Statistical Data

Office of Filing

JP

US

KR

GB

CA

AU

RU

MX

IL

PL
Grant Rate {%} 73.3
(69.8)*1
82.3*4
(68.3)
78.8
(65.3)
100
90
(65)
100
98
100
33.3
(42)

(61,3)
First Action Allowance Rate {%} 15.9
(8.2)
23*4
(13)
21.2
(9.5)
16.6
44
(4.5)
52.63
98
100
66.6
(47.6)

Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action {months}
4.0
(10.4)*2
3.17*4 3.0
(10.7)
0.9
1.5
(14.4)
0.90
3,6
1.7
1.2
(1.29)

Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision {months}
9.4
(28.1)*3
13.88*4 6.3
(16.2)
7.4
4.1
(31.9)
1.31
3,6
1.2
0.9
(2.2)

Average Number of Office Actions 1.10
(1.17)
2.62*4
(3.7)
0.91
(1.04)
2
0.7
(1.6)
0.473
1
0
0.5
(0.7)

From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH

Period:   Jul 2014 -Dec 2014

(   ) :  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. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014aaa
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
From Jul. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Notes;
  • *1 Period:Jan.-Dec.2013
  • *2 Period:Mar.2014
  • *3 Period:Apr.2012-Mar.2013
  • *4 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH