IP5 Statistics Report 2019 Edition

This annual report presents statistics about activities at the IP5 Offices. In 2019, 2.7 million patent applications were filed at the IP5 Offices and together the IP5 Offices granted 1.6 million patents. The report highlights the trends in recent years as well as describing operations and developments at the IP5 Offices. This year more detailed statistics are presented in chapter 2 on cross filings at the IP5 Offices. 

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Table of contents

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

Executive Summary (PDF, 102 KB)

Preface (PDF, 123 KB)

  1. Introduction (PDF, 152 KB)
  2. The IP5 Offices (PDF, 923 KB)
  3. Worldwide Patenting Activity (PDF, 2.1 MB)
  4. Patent Activity at the IP5 Offices (PDF, 1.1 MB)
  5. The IP5 Offices and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (PDF, 918 KB)
  6. Other Work (PDF, 95 KB)

Annex 1: Definitions for Offices' Expenditures (PDF, 111 KB)

Annex 2: Definitions for Terms and for Statistics on Procedures (PDF, 174 KB)

Acronyms and IP5 Office contact details (PDF, 198 KB)


Web versions only

Glossary of Patent Related Terms (PDF, 283 KB)

Statistical Tables (XLS, 886 KB)


Full report

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Download the IP5 Statistics Report 2019 (PDF, 4.6 MB)