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. 2019- (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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
National 0
PCT 0

AT
TOTAL 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
National 1 1 1 3
PCT 0

AU
TOTAL 1 32 115 10 53 0 641 5 8 92 0 35 597 288 1 8 0 0 18 24 10 4022 3 0 5963
National 71 6 50 278 2 2 92 12 427 51 1 8 9 1 9 3740 0 4759
PCT 1 32 44 4 3 363 3 6 23 170 237 9 23 1 282 3 1204

BR
TOTAL 1 3 2 163 2 0 0 40 0 139 1 0 197 0 548
National 1 2 163 2 0 0 40 0 139 1 0 195 0 543
PCT 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5

CA
TOTAL 2 402 875 2 188 1 80 10 0 1234 3 46 136 0 50 0 1241 325 10 0 2 0 1 47 14 26 2 13643 2 0 18342
National 2 370 1 147 1 80 10 0 524 0 34 136 0 22 0 851 74 10 0 2 0 1 27 3 23 2 13222 15542
PCT 0 32 875 1 41 710 3 12 28 390 251 20 11 3 421 2 0 2800

CL
TOTAL 0 5 1 4 10 5 2 0 8 0 35
National 3 4 6 5 2 8 28
PCT 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 7

CN
TOTAL 8 55 0 318 180 3 4119 11 74 189 0 52 0 15253 2284 0 0 4 0 109 113 24 11308 34104
National 5 36 318 180 3 1119 2 52 189 9 11038 1162 4 25 32 16 10891 25081
PCT 3 19 3000 9 22 43 4215 1122 84 81 8 417 9023

CO
TOTAL 0 0 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 35 8 0 1 0 0 0 22 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 257 0 0 0 337
National 2 2 11 15
PCT 2 3 2 35 6 1 22 2 1 1 1 246 322

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

DE
TOTAL 16 8 6 67 0 5 0 0 17 92 0 0 0 4529 54 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1128 1 5928
National 0
PCT 0

DK
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 0 31
National 1 1 4 21 0 27
PCT 0 1 0 1 0 2 4

EA
TOTAL 2 0 38 28 68
National 0 4 4
PCT 2 38 24 64

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 0 2
National 2 2
PCT 0 0

EG
TOTAL 4 0 19 23
National 4 19 23
PCT 0

EP
TOTAL 40 1 162 752 1 2 0 109 5856 450 4 0 0 28 18 4685 12108
National 24 1 52 179 1 2 20 3379 184 4 5 12 4098 7961
PCT 16 110 573 89 2477 266 23 6 587 4147

ES
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 37
National 3 1 2 6
PCT 7 1 23 31

FI
TOTAL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 0 28
National 2 4 1 2 7 16
PCT 2 4 6 12

GB
TOTAL 0 14 0 8 91 14 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 118 34 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 663 1 0 953
National 8 5 49 14 1 2 98 13 1 634 825
PCT 6 3 42 20 21 3 1 29 1 126

HU
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 7
National 1 5 6
PCT 1 1

ID
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

IL
TOTAL 2 90 19 35 3 1 0 554 0 1 21 0 144 0 100 62 0 0 0 0 15 5 11 1273 1 0 2337
National 1 84 18 22 3 1 191 1 21 68 16 11 1 10 1220 0 0 1668
PCT 1 6 1 13 0 0 363 0 0 144 32 46 4 4 1 53 1 0 669

IS
TOTAL 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 4 132 112 1 692 1 259 150 1 5455 10 43 250 2 1 30 9731 1199 3 1 1 1 45 58 9 73 11882 13 30159
National 4 99 75 206 1 258 149 1 1676 2 31 250 2 1 6 760 3 1 1 1 11 6 7 73 11623 15248
PCT 33 37 1 486 1 1 3779 8 12 24 9730 439 34 52 2 259 13 14911

KR
TOTAL 10 140 70 577 90 126 0 2404 5 66 136 0 30 0 9639 462 1 2 0 1 0 0 31 71 21 73 9109 3 0 23067
National 5 129 48 344 90 126 1231 2 26 136 15 8066 1 2 1 18 26 21 8747 19034
PCT 5 11 22 233 1173 3 40 15 1573 462 13 45 73 362 3 4033

MA
TOTAL 1 0 1
National 0
PCT 1 1

MX
TOTAL 0 40 3 13 2 367 76 697 36 0 1 0 4 1375 2614
National 0 38 3 10 2 203 9 291 36 1 0 4 1353 1950
PCT 0 2 0 3 164 67 406 0 22 664

MY
TOTAL 0 0 832 0 832
National 540 540
PCT 292 292

NI
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

NO
TOTAL 0 2 6 1 0 3 15 0 0 0 9 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 109 0 0 150
National 1 5 1 2 14 8 1 1 97 130
PCT 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 12 20

NZ
TOTAL 0 120 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 55 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 150 0 0 345
National 107 1 7 52 1 1 129 298
PCT 13 4 1 3 5 21 47

PE
TOTAL 0 10 14 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 34
National 10 14 0 2 7 1 34
PCT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PH
TOTAL 15 409 12 0 145 581
National 1 17 1 4 23
PCT 14 392 11 141 558

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 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 0 2
National 1 1
PCT 1 1

PY
TOTAL 0 2 5 0 0 0 7
National 2 3 5
PCT 0 0 2 2

RO
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

RU
TOTAL 0 33 47 162 18 21 1 483 13 26 50 0 31 0 780 220 0 0 0 1 17 3 2346 0 0 4252
National 27 31 74 18 21 1 198 4 17 48 12 350 99 7 3 2240 3150
PCT 6 16 88 0 0 0 285 9 9 2 19 430 121 1 10 0 106 1102

SE
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 29
National 1 3 1 2 2 9
PCT 2 1 8 3 3 3 20

SG
TOTAL 0 7 1 24 6 3 0 26 1 0 5 0 5 0 118 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 43 0 0 248
National 5 1 13 2 2 1 0 5 3 67 1 2 32 134
PCT 2 0 11 4 1 25 1 0 2 51 4 1 1 11 114

TH
TOTAL 1864 0 1864
National 1864 1864
PCT 0

TR
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

TW
TOTAL 2 2 3319 77 0 0 2751 6151
National 2 2 3319 77 0 2751 6151
PCT 0

US
TOTAL 0 97 1171 6 1229 4 4904 6 3 556 293 10 12917 43 276 1105 12 391 7 23516 9185 23 0 24 13 1 6 1 1 442 482 58 139 3324 86 0 60331
National 0
PCT 0

UY
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

VN
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

XN
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0

XV
TOTAL 0 *
National 0
PCT 0
TOTAL 1 140 2073 10 2758 27 7675 37 3 1361 846 6 0 11 0 28328 180 570 2093 14 1 879 7 78864 14702 0 56 0 0 30 27 5 2 11 2 0 1 746 791 188 0 0 287 68338 0 0 112 0 211182

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. 2019-

Notes;

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

  *These figures are not updated (as of end of Jun. 2019).

PPH requests in calendar year
PPH Statistical Data

Definitions:

  • (a)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))
  • (b)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))
  • (c)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.
  • (d)Average Pendency from PPH Request to Final Decision is the average pendency of application for which final decision was issued during the period.
  • (e)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

BR

CA

CL

CN

CO

CZ

DE

DK

ES

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NO

NZ

PE

PL

PY

RU

SE

SG

TW

US
(a) Grant Rate [%]100
(59.9)
80
(-)
91
(69.2)
100
(45.54)
-
(-)
93
(68)
-
(53.8)
84.0
(-)
100
(-)
-
(82)
90.38
(-)
-
(44)
92
(-)
77.8
(75.1)
80.8
(66.7)
96.7
(-)
100
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
100.00
(79.53)
-
(69.5)
80
(40)
99.4
(72.8)
92
(-)
98
(-)
94.6
(79)
83.3*1
(73.3)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%]52.84
(2.4)
37
(-)
32
(5.8)
13
(-)
-
(-)
45
(9)
-
(5.0)
5.5*3
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
15.38
(-)
-
(4)
58
(-)
21.9
(14.9)
21.1
(5.8)
67.8
(-)
75
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
42.86
(50.36)
-
(-)
40
(20)
89.5
(-)
21
(-)
51
(-)
37.8
(7.2)
26.7*1
(15.9)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.52
(7.1)
9.5
(-)
0.9
(10.6*2)
1.04
(-)
2.3*1
(-)
2.5
(8.2)
-
(-)
8.0
(-)
3.48
(-)
-
(4.96)
1.56
(-)
-
(11.53)
2.6
(-)
2.6
(9.5)
2.5
(11.1)
1.6
(-)
3
(-)
3
(-)
1.35
(2.24)
1.52
(46.34)
-
(-)
1
(48)
3.3
(6.3)
-
(-)
3.7
(-)
1.58
(8.52)
7.6*1
(-)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.36
(19.5)
11.8
(-)
5.7
(27.7*2)
6.74
(-)
10.9*1
(-)
10.6
(15.2)
-
(-)
24.8
(-)
16.45
(-)
-
(27.33)
7.52
(-)
-
(35.87)
6.4
(-)
5.5
(14.3)
6.2
(15.7)
4.9
(-)
6
(-)
-
(-)
2.64
(2.52)
4.66
(52.39)
-
(-)
6
(60)
3.5
(-)
-
(-)
7.45
(-)
3.96
(13.61)
18.4*1
(-)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions0.47
(0.95)
0.6
(-)
0.9
(1.8)
3
(-)
1.00*1
(-)
0.75
(1.23)
-
(0.97)
-
(-)
2
(-)
-
(4.44)
1.52
(-)
-
(-)
0.66
(-)
0.97
(1.0)
0.82
(1.05)
0.62
(-)
2
(-)
-
(-)
2
(2)
1.57
(1.82)
-
(-)
2
(2)
0.97
(1.1)
-
(-)
0.616
(-)
0.66
(1.04)
2.96*1
(3.02)
From Jan. 2019 to Jun. 2019
Notes;
  • *1 Figures include the number of PCT-PPH
  • *2 From request for examination date for non-PPH only
  • *3 This number does not reflect the amount of PPH applications in which claims found allowably by the OEE were also found allowable by DPMA,
        as a first office action may also be issued in case of minor formal requirements, such as amending the patent specification by a referral to the state of the art that was cited by the examiner.
  • (   ) :  All applications including PPH and non-PPH

PCT-PPH Statistical Data

Office of Later Examination

AU

CA

CL

ES

GB

HU

IL

JP

KR

MX

MY

NZ

PL

RU

SG
(a) Grant Rate [%]100
(59.9)
93
(69.2)
100
(45.54)
-
(82)
100
(-)
-
(44)
93
(-)
92.7
(75.1)
81.6
(66.7)
97.4
(-)
100
(-)
-
(-)
-
(55.9)
100
(-)
97.6
(-)
(b) First Action Allowance Rate [%]28.95
(2.4)
25
(5.8)
0
(-)
-
(-)
7.14
(-)
-
(4)
54
(-)
51.3
(14.9)
16.8
(5.8)
52.2
(-)
56
(-)
-
(-)
-
(-)
98
(-)
59.75
(-)
(c) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to First Office Action [months]
0.54
(7.1)
1.0
(10.6*1)
0.93
(-)
-
(6.68)
0.63
(-)
-
(11.53)
2.56
(-)
2.7
(9.5)
2.7
(11.1)
1.9
(-)
3
(-)
1.8
(2.24)
-
(-)
3.1
(-)
3.62
(-)
(d) Average Pendency from PPH Request
to Final Decision [months]
1.92
(19.5)
7.6
(27.7*1)
5.87
(-)
51.63
(18.75)
6.31
(-)
-
(35.87)
5.75
(-)
3.8
(14.3)
7.1
(15.7)
5.2
(-)
6
(-)
-
(2.52)
-
(-)
3.2
(-)
5.88
(-)
(e) Average Number of Office Actions0.71
(0.95)
1.2
(1.8)
3
(-)
8
(5.23)
1.43
(-)
-
(-)
0.65
(-)
0.60
(1.0)
0.87
(1.05)
0.71
(-)
2
(-)
-
(2)
-
(-)
0.8
(-)
0.475
(-)
From Jan. 2019 to Jun. 2019
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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