Statistical Country Profiles

United States of America

Population (Million): 327.17 (2018)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 18,217.03 (2018)

 

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2009

397,997

1,040,068

171,104

14,922.64

2010

433,297

1,198,782

204,325

15,305.22

2011

440,737

1,335,791

225,036

15,542.58

2012

473,475

1,390,564

242,534

15,892.22

2013

501,144

1,483,556

271,672

16,184.97

2014

509,516

1,525,002

287,723

16,581.82

2015

530,658

1,677,570

304,656

17,059.52

2016

522,065

1,607,522

333,259

17,326.88

2017

525,467

1,654,453

376,313

17,711.02

2018

515,180

1,759,417

390,996

18,217.03

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

224,912

231,194

173,085

2010

241,977

248,249

191,320

2011

247,750

255,832

192,987

2012

268,782

274,033

204,693

2013

287,831

283,781

213,313

2014

285,096

293,706

224,420

2015

288,335

301,075

242,323

2016

295,327

310,244

226,738

2017

293,904

313,052

231,563

2018

285,095

312,046

230,085

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

82,382

84,967

75,764

2010

107,792

111,822

83,085

2011

108,626

115,879

93,443

2012

121,026

132,129

108,091

2013

133,593

144,242

110,574

2014

144,621

156,057

110,036

2015

140,969

157,438

116,103

2016

143,723

159,326

133,367

2017

150,949

167,880

134,810

2018

144,413

163,346

144,669

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2009

1,930,631

2010

2,017,318

2011

2,113,628

2012

2,239,231

2013

2,387,502

2014

2,527,750

2015

2,644,697

2016

2,763,055

2017

2,984,825

2018

3,063,494

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

 

 

1,086

2010

 

 

1,359

2011

 

 

1,715

2012

 

 

2,007

2013

 

 

2,718

2014

 

 

3,139

2015

 

 

3,523

2016

 

 

3,609

2017

 

 

3,279

2018

 

 

2,799

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

279,978

76,447

760,090

2010

295,186

82,321

903,596

2011

319,502

91,313

1,016,289

2012

330,032

96,816

1,060,532

2013

339,482

101,577

1,144,074

2014

361,547

110,508

1,163,455

2015

388,136

128,969

1,289,434

2016

388,502

156,758

1,219,020

2017

428,224

185,671

1,226,229

2018

445,872

194,309

1,313,545

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

174,392

96,714

906,380

2010

163,511

92,639

935,442

2011

179,778

100,074

880,807

2012

186,981

77,623

932,388

2013

194,576

79,364

1,011,156

2014

206,189

81,900

1,004,595

2015

212,920

99,005

1,190,693

2016

221,499

104,930

1,089,338

2017

227,913

133,834

1,154,696

2018

234,771

149,945

1,179,196

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

14,783

11,023

156,321

2010

16,706

12,353

187,619

2011

17,443

13,024

207,593

2012

18,812

13,987

223,722

2013

20,271

15,763

251,401

2014

20,320

15,058

267,403

2015

22,785

18,187

281,871

2016

24,405

21,015

308,854

2017

23,618

22,451

352,695

2018

22,824

24,313

368,172

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

12,026

11,090

163,298

2010

12,612

10,187

176,308

2011

11,756

9,600

228,892

2012

12,445

9,506

201,213

2013

13,312

10,156

251,028

2014

13,385

10,272

253,355

2015

14,444

13,229

260,922

2016

16,311

16,988

296,531

2017

17,709

17,099

353,104

2018

16,731

16,718

344,913

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2009

45,655

3,228

150

2010

45,090

4,192

182

2011

49,206

4,925

230

2012

51,858

5,447

82

2013

57,453

6,042

142

2014

61,484

6,626

125

2015

57,131

7,390

255

2016

56,591

7,729

380

2017

56,676

7,889

402

2018

56,142

8,825

365

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2009

11,819

66,341

124,158

2010

14,070

76,861

134,468

2011

16,120

81,441

133,804

2012

18,165

91,811

134,001

2013

22,908

96,991

141,847

2014

24,112

104,834

152,149

2015

28,061

109,270

172,812

2016

30,642

116,225

150,112

2017

33,080

121,323

158,547

2018

34,723

120,599

154,331

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2016

2017

2018

INTEL CORPORATION

1,692

2,637

2,499

QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

2,466

2,163

2,404

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC

1,528

1,536

1,476

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.

1,742

1,519

1,170

GOOGLE INC.

584

789

836

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

364

407

729

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

653

678

648

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.

1,097

798

634

PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

624

566

513

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

434

482

501

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2016

2017

2018

APPLE INC.

60

74

87

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

42

53

50

EPIC GAMES, INC.

7

1

48

TRI-COASTAL DESIGN GROUP, INC.

1

27

42

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.

11

18

27

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

13

20

27

GOOGLE LLC

 

17

23

ONTEL PRODUCTS CORPORATION

3

13

21

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

9

9

20

YOUNIQUE, LLC

2

 

20

 

Hague Top Applicants

Hague Applicant

2016

2017

2018

PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

406

315

561

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

263

142

109

GILLETTE COMPANY LLC

 

84

75

GOOGLE INC.

6

49

43

SWAROVSKI LIGHTING, LTD.

9

36

32

PAX LABS, INC.

 

7

26

GOOGLE LLC

 

2

25

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

 

3

21

JIPING ZHU

 

 

20

RANDY H WEINSTEIN

 

 

17

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 10/2019

• The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from WIPO's operational databases. Data might be missing for some years and offices or may be incomplete for some origins. The data relating to population and gross domestic product (GDP) are from the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank.
• A resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office.
• Where an office provides total filings without breaking them down into resident and non-resident filings, WIPO divides the total count using the historical share of resident filings at that office.
• IP filings and Economy lists patent, trademark and industrial design filings worldwide by applicants from this country (resident + abroad).
• One filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
• Application class count: The number of classes specified in a trademark application. In the international trademark system and at certain national and regional offices, an applicant can file a trademark application that specifies one or more of the 45 goods and services classes of the Nice Classification. Offices use a single- or multi-class filing system. For example, the offices of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (US) as well as many European IP offices have multi-class filing systems. The offices of Brazil, Malaysia and Mexico follow a single-class filing system, requiring a separate application for each class in which an applicant seeks trademark protection. To capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration class counts.
• Application design count: The number of designs contained in an industrial design application. Under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, it is possible for an applicant to obtain protection for up to 100 industrial designs for products belonging to one and the same class by filing a single application. Some national or regional IP offices allow applications to contain more than one design for the same product or within the same class, while others allow only one design per application. In order to capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration design counts.
• Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.