IP5 Statistics Report 2017 Edition

This annual report presents statistics about activities at the IP5 Offices. In 2017, 2.7 million patent applications were filed at the IP5 Offices and together the IP5 Offices granted 1.2 million patents. The report highlights the trends in recent years as well as describing operations and dev elopments at IP5 Offices.

cover 2017

Table of contents

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

Executive Summary (PDF, 18 KB)

Preface (PDF, 31 KB)

  1. Introduction (PDF, 23 KB)
  2. The IP5 Offices (PDF, 2.2 MB)
  3. Worldwide Patenting Activity (PDF, 2.7 MB)
  4. Patent Activity at the IP5 Offices (PDF, 1.8 MB)
  5. The IP5 Offices and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (PDF, 1.1 MB)
  6. Other Work (PDF, 11 KB)

Annex 1: Definitions for Offices' Expenditures (PDF, 14 KB)

Annex 2: Definitions for Terms and for Statistics on Procedures (PDF, 33 KB)

Acronyms and IP5 Office contact details (PDF, 14 KB)

Web versions only

Glossary of Patent Related Terms (PDF, 101 KB)

Statistical Tables (XLS, 775 KB)

Full report

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

Download the IP5 Statistics Report 2017 (PDF, 8.7 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 2017.

Download the Chinese version of the IP5 Statistics Report 2017