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Statistics on the PCT System

Statistics on the international phase of the PCT system are drawn from the WIPO Statistics Database.

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PCT Yearly Review:
The International Patent System, 2013 edition

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Performance Indicators

Quarterly Report:

Performance Indicators          

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Monthly Statistics Report

Monthly Statistics Report

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The statistics reported here refer only to PCT international patent applications. Statistics for the most recent months (or quarters) are incomplete and provisional. PDF files report statistics for the most recent months (or quarters) and the electronic files include statistics from 1985 onwards.

Last update: January 2014 (Monthly), February 2014 (Quarterly)

General Statistics Tables Listing Frequency
Trends in PCT filings XLS CSV Monthly
XLS CSV Yearly
Leading PCT filings countries XLS CSV Monthly
Top PCT applicants XLS CSV Yearly
PCT filings by country of origin XLS CSV Monthly
PCT filings by receiving office XLS CSV Monthly
PCT filings published by IB XLSX CSV Quarterly
International Searching Authorities (ISA) selected by applicants XLSX CSV Quarterly
International Search Reports established by ISA XLS CSV Quarterly
International preliminary examinations by IPEA XLSX CSV Quarterly
Requests of Supplementary International Searches (SIS) by SISA XLSX CSV Quarterly
Statistics by IPC/Technology Tables Listing Frequency
PCT filings by international patent classification (aggregate) XLSX CSV Quarterly
PCT filings by international patent classification and country of origin XLSX CSV Quarterly
PCT filings by field of technology (aggregate) XLSX CSV Quarterly
PCT filings by field of technology (leading countries) XLSX CSV Quarterly
Medium of Filing Statistics Tables Listing Frequency
PCT filings by medium of filing XLS CSV Monthly
Paper filings by receiving office XLS CSV Monthly
EASY filings by receiving office XLS CSV Monthly
Electronic-filings (PDF, XML, EFS-Web) by receiving office XLS CSV Monthly
Timeliness Statistics Tables Listing Frequency
Timeliness of RO to transmit copies of PCT filings to IB (aggregate) XLSX CSV Quarterly
Timeliness of RO to transmit copies of PCT filings to IB, by RO XLSX CSV Quarterly
Timeliness of ISA to transmit ISR to IB (aggregate) XLSX CSV Quarterly
Timeliness of ISA to transmit ISR to IB, by ISA XLSX CSV Quarterly
Timeliness of IPEA to transmit IPER to IB (aggregate) XLSX CSV Quarterly
Timeliness of IPEA to transmit IPER to IB, by IPEA XLSX CSV Quarterly
Timeliness of IB to publish PCT filings XLSX CSV Quarterly
Timeliness of IB to republish PCT filings with ISR XLSX CSV Quarterly
Complete Datasets  
Quarterly Statistics – Trends and Analysis ZIP
Quarterly Statistics – Performance Indicators ZIP
Monthly Statistics ZIP
Historical data (1985-1999) ZIP

Note: RO (Receiving Office), IB (International Bureau),ISA (International Searching Authority), ISR (International Search Report),IPEA (International Preliminary Examining Authority), IPER (International Preliminary Examination Report).

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