IP5 Statistics Report 2020 Edition

This annual report presents statistics about activities at the IP5 Offices. In 2020, 2.8 million patent applications were filed at the IP5 Offices and together the IP5 Offices granted 1.3 million patents. The report highlights the trends in recent years as well as describing operations and developments 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, 145 KB)

Preface (PDF, 123 KB)

  1. Introduction (PDF, 148 KB)
  2. The IP5 Offices (PDF, 1 MB)
  3. Worldwide Patenting Activity (PDF, 1.8 MB)
  4. Patent Activity at the IP5 Offices (PDF, 951 KB)
  5. The IP5 Offices and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (PDF, 869 KB)
  6. Other Work (PDF, 94 KB)

Annex 1: Definitions for Offices' Expenditures (PDF, 110 KB)

Annex 2: Definitions for Terms and for Statistics on Procedures (PDF, 206 KB)

Acronyms and IP5 Office contact details (PDF, 171 KB)

Glossary of patent related terms (PDF, 359 KB)

Statistical Tables (XLS, 913 KB)


Full report

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Download the IP5 Statistics Report 2020 (PDF, 4.6 MB)