IP5 Statistics Report 2016 Edition

This annual report presents statistics about activities at the IP5 Offices. In 2016, 2.6 million patent applications were filed at the IP5 Offices and together they granted 1.1 million patents. The report highlights the trends in recent years as well as describing operations and developments at IP5 Offices.

2016 cover

Table of contents

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

Executive Summary (PDF, 93 KB)

Preface (PDF, 90 KB)

  1. Introduction (PDF, 139 KB)
  2. The IP5 Offices (PDF, 605 KB)
  3. Worldwide Patenting Activity (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  4. Patent Activity at the IP5 Offices (PDF, 707 KB)
  5. The IP5 Offices and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (PDF, 553 KB)
  6. Other Work (PDF, 95 KB)

Annex 1: Definitions for Offices' Expenditures (PDF, 109 KB)

Annex 2: Definitions for Terms and for Statistics on Procedures (PDF, 176 KB)

Acronyms and IP5 Office contact details (PDF, 135 KB)

Web versions only

Glossary of Patent Related Terms (PDF, 294 KB)

Statistical Tables (XLS, 2.6 MB)

Full report

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

Download the IP5 Statistics Report 2016 (PDF, 3.2 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 2016. 

Download the Chinese version of the IP5 Statistics Report 2016