PCT – Statistics Meeting of International AuthoritiesNineteenth Session Canberra, February 8 to 10, 2012
PCT – International Filings • 2009: 155,403 international applications (-4.8%) • 2010: 164,303 international applications (+5.7%) • 2011: 161,669 international applications (until end November) • 2 millionth PCT application published on PATENTSCOPE on 26 January 2012
PCT Applications by Top 10 Origins in 2010 The magnitude of PCT applications from the US dropped at a lower rate (-1.4%) in 2010 compared to 2009 (-11.7%) and 2008 (-4.4%).
PCT Applications by next 10 Highest Origins in 2010 Apart from China and India, all of the top 20 origins are high-income group countries China (55.6%), India (33.7%) and the Republic of Korea (20.3%) saw the highest growth rates
PCT Applications filed by Region of Origin of Applicant for Asia, Europe and North America
PCT Applications filed by Region of Origin of Applicant for Africa, Latin America and Oceania
PCT Applications filed by Income Group (1) Upper middle-income countries accounted for 9.4% of total PCT applications in 2010. Four-fifths of this share is due to China.
PCT Applications filed by Income Group (2) Growth in filings for middle-income group remained positive during the overall drop in filings in 2009 and increased sharply in 2010
Top 10 Middle Income Countries Data exclude China as country of origin (12,295 PCT applications for 2010).
Top 20 PCT Applicants in 2010 Data are based on publication date Source: WIPO Statistics Database
PCT Applications by Type of Applicant (Top 30 Origins by Published International Applications for 2010)
Main Changes in Numbers of Applications by Fields of Technology from 2009 to 2010 Increases: Digital communication: +17.3% Semiconductors: +4.2% Materials, metallurgy: +3.8% Electrical machinery: +1.9% Thermal processes and apparatus: +0.8% Medical technology: +0.1% Decreases: Telecommunications: -15.0% Control: -11.9% Textile and paper: -10.0% Basic communication processes: -8.8% Macromolecular chemistry, Polymers: -8.8% Machine tools: -8.2%
PCT – Non-Resident National Phase Entries Around 406.800 non-resident national phase entries for 2010 (8% growth on 2009) - includes entries to regional offices Total number of national phase entries for 2010 (resident plus non-resident) around 477,500 for 2010
PCT National Phase Entries Filed Abroad for Top 10 Origins in 2010 US has highest number of PCT national phase entries filed abroad, but saw a decline (-0.1%) in 2010 and (-13%) in 2009.
PCT National Phase Entries Filed Abroad for Next 10 Highest Origins in 2010 PCT national phase entries abroad from China and Spain grew by over 30% from 2009 to 2010.
Share of PCT National Phase Entries in Total Abroad Filings(Top 15 high income countries in abroad filings)
Share of PCT National Phase Entries in Total Abroad Filings(Top 15 middle income countries in abroad filings)
National Phase Entries by Top Patent Office and Country of Origin 16.3% growth in national phase entries at USPTO in 2010 to become largest recipient (previously EPO). 8.0% growth in national phase entries at KIPO in 2010 to become 5th largest recipient.
Share of PCT national phase entries in total non-resident filings Share of PCT national phase entries compared to Paris-route for non-resident applicants increased from 25.6% in 1995 to 53.1% in 2010.
Share of PCT national phase entries in total non-resident filings by Patent Office for 2010
Timeliness in Transmitting ISRs 68.4% ISRs transmitted within the 16-month time limit in January to September 2011 [up from 67.0% in 2010 and 62.5% in 2009]
Timeliness in Transmitting ISRs in 2011 Timeliness measured by the date the IB receives the ISA Source: WIPO Statistics Database
Demands for International Preliminary Examination at International Authorities Demand for International Preliminary Examination fell by 46.3% from 2005 to 2010. Source: WIPO Statistics Database. Data for 2011 are provisional and incomplete (to end September).
Timeliness in Transmitting IPRPs 68.7% IPRPs transmitted within less than 29 months in January to September 2011 [down from 70.7% in 2010 and 71.4% in 2009]
Timeliness in Transmitting IPRPs by IPEA in 2011 Timeliness measured by the date the IB receives the IPRP Source: WIPO Statistics Database
PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway Requests Source: WIPO based on data from the JPO, October 2011
PCT-PPH Grant Rate and Pendency Time Figures in parentheses refer to the normal examination procedure Source: WIPO based on data from the JPO, October 2011