Statistical Country Profiles



United States of America

Population (Million): 328.24 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 20,523.81 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

433,140

1,198,782

204,271

16,838.57

2011

440,719

1,335,791

224,841

17,099.71

2012

473,462

1,390,574

242,455

17,484.37

2013

501,134

1,483,556

271,654

17,806.45

2014

509,510

1,525,002

287,681

18,243.06

2015

530,659

1,677,485

304,527

18,768.63

2016

522,064

1,608,866

333,351

19,062.77

2017

525,467

1,655,778

376,328

19,485.39

2018

515,209

1,760,207

400,137

20,055.79

2019

521,145

1,874,165

398,093

20,523.81

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

241,977

248,249

191,163

2011

247,750

255,832

192,969

2012

268,782

274,033

204,680

2013

287,831

283,781

213,303

2014

285,096

293,706

224,414

2015

288,335

301,075

242,324

2016

295,327

310,244

226,737

2017

293,904

313,052

231,563

2018

285,095

312,046

230,114

2019

285,113

336,340

236,032

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

107,792

111,822

83,083

2011

108,626

115,879

93,443

2012

121,026

132,129

108,091

2013

133,593

144,242

110,569

2014

144,621

156,057

110,033

2015

140,969

157,438

116,100

2016

143,723

159,326

133,367

2017

150,949

167,880

134,808

2018

144,413

163,346

144,667

2019

167,115

187,315

142,529

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

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

2019

3,131,427

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

1,358

2011

 

 

1,715

2012

 

 

2,007

2013

 

 

2,718

2014

 

 

3,138

2015

 

 

3,525

2016

 

 

3,608

2017

 

 

3,279

2018

 

 

2,799

2019

 

 

2,403

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

295,186

82,316

903,596

2011

319,502

91,313

1,016,289

2012

330,032

96,816

1,060,542

2013

339,482

101,577

1,144,074

2014

361,547

110,513

1,163,455

2015

388,136

128,969

1,289,349

2016

388,506

156,755

1,220,360

2017

428,224

185,677

1,227,554

2018

445,872

194,228

1,314,335

2019

460,197

212,484

1,413,968

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

163,511

92,639

935,446

2011

179,778

100,074

880,811

2012

186,981

77,626

932,388

2013

194,576

79,364

1,011,166

2014

206,189

81,900

1,004,595

2015

212,920

99,005

1,190,699

2016

221,500

104,932

1,090,155

2017

227,916

133,832

1,154,629

2018

234,771

149,978

1,180,192

2019

267,828

171,655

1,287,860

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

16,706

12,353

187,565

2011

17,443

13,024

207,398

2012

18,812

13,987

223,643

2013

20,271

15,763

251,383

2014

20,320

15,058

267,361

2015

22,785

18,187

281,742

2016

24,405

21,015

308,946

2017

23,618

22,451

352,710

2018

22,825

24,324

377,312

2019

22,988

26,860

375,105

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

12,612

10,187

175,194

2011

11,756

9,600

213,576

2012

12,445

9,506

201,192

2013

13,312

10,156

251,046

2014

13,385

10,272

253,397

2015

14,444

13,229

261,051

2016

16,311

16,988

296,531

2017

17,709

17,099

353,111

2018

16,731

16,718

345,014

2019

18,236

18,885

376,819

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

49,206

4,925

230

2012

51,857

5,448

82

2013

57,451

6,042

142

2014

61,488

6,626

125

2015

57,132

7,390

255

2016

56,593

7,730

380

2017

56,687

7,889

402

2018

56,172

8,826

371

2019

57,499

10,090

418

2020

59,230

10,005

527

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

14,070

76,861

134,299

2011

16,120

81,441

133,787

2012

18,165

91,811

133,989

2013

22,908

96,991

141,840

2014

24,112

104,834

152,146

2015

28,061

109,270

172,813

2016

30,642

116,225

150,111

2017

33,080

121,323

158,547

2018

34,723

120,599

154,359

2019

36,615

127,606

158,262

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

2,405

2,127

2,173

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L. P.

1,170

1,507

1,595

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC

1,476

1,370

1,529

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

648

662

789

GOOGLE INC.

836

777

781

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.

407

467

635

INTEL CORPORATION

1,835

849

626

APPLE INC.

390

306

615

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

501

470

559

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.

635

371

558

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

APPLE INC.

83

104

80

CWI, INC.

 

4

64

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

50

63

52

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.

27

20

36

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

29

21

25

LIBERTY PROCUREMENT CO. INC.

 

4

24

CRITICAL ROLE LLC

 

 

23

CWGS GROUP, LLC

 

 

23

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC

3

3

23

WHAT DO YOU MEME, LLC

2

1

22

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

PROCTER & GAMBLE CO.

561

405

623

MAGIC LEAP, INC.

5

63

320

GILLETTE COMPANY LLC

75

199

144

MOLEX, LLC

11

51

133

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

109

29

96

JUUL LABS, INC.

 

179

44

BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC

 

19

29

BYTON NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION

 

 

21

SWAROVSKI LIGHTING, LTD.

32

27

19

PATIENTORY, INC.

 

38

17

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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 application at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office) is multiplied by the corresponding number of member states ; whereas one application at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one application abroad if the applicant does not reside in a member state, or as one resident application and one application abroad (two applications) if the applicant resides in a member state, due to lack of information on designations.
• 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. 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: Department for Economics and Data Analytics, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.