IP5 Statistics Report 2015 Edition

This annual statistics report is about activities of the IP5 Offices. In 2015, 2.4 million patent applications were filed at the IP5 Offices and together the IP5 Offices granted more than 1 million patents.  The report highlights filing trends in 2015 and describes operations and new developments at the IP5 Offices.

2015 cover

Table of contents

The following links take you to specific chapters in the report.

Executive Summary (PDF, 36 KB)

Preface (PDF, 19 KB)

  1. Introduction (PDF, 24 KB)
  2. The IP5 Offices (PDF, 514 KB)
  3. Worldwide Patenting Activity (PDF, 1.6 MB)
  4. Patent Activity at the IP5 Offices (PDF, 704 KB)
  5. The IP5 Offices and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (PDF, 355 KB)
  6. Other Work (PDF, 14 KB)

Annex 1: Definitions for Offices' Expenditures (PDF, 69 KB)

Annex 2: Definitions for Terms and for Statistics on Procedures (PDF, 52 KB)

Acronyms and IP5 Office contact details (PDF, 38 KB)

Web versions only

Glossary of Patent Related Terms (PDF, 223 KB)

Statistical Tables (XLS, 245 KB)

Full report

Should you wish to browse in the complete document, please download the full report.

Download the IP5 Statistics Report 2015 (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Chinese version

The State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) has produced a Chinese translation of the IP5 Statistics Report 2015. 

Download the Chinese version of the IP5 Statistics Report 2015