Statistical Country Profiles

United States of America

Population (Million): 325.72 (2017)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 17,662.27 (2017)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2008

428,881

1,197,995

204,306

15,321.42

2009

397,919

1,040,068

145,796

14,896.17

2010

433,199

1,198,782

180,422

15,273.33

2011

440,632

1,335,791

189,908

15,517.93

2012

473,489

1,390,564

230,836

15,863.05

2013

501,162

1,483,556

252,712

16,129.13

2014

509,521

1,525,002

268,543

16,543.51

2015

530,662

1,677,570

278,867

17,016.92

2016

521,642

1,609,409

320,395

17,269.67

2017

524,835

1,650,723

353,707

17,662.27

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

231,588

224,733

197,293

2009

224,912

231,194

173,007

2010

241,977

248,249

191,222

2011

247,750

255,832

192,882

2012

268,782

274,033

204,707

2013

287,831

283,781

213,331

2014

285,096

293,706

224,425

2015

288,335

301,075

242,327

2016

295,327

310,244

226,315

2017

293,904

313,052

230,931

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

77,501

80,271

72,497

2009

82,382

84,967

75,613

2010

107,792

111,822

83,050

2011

108,626

115,879

93,431

2012

121,026

132,129

108,090

2013

133,593

144,242

110,572

2014

144,621

156,057

110,015

2015

140,969

157,438

116,058

2016

143,723

159,326

133,238

2017

150,949

167,880

134,558

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2008

1,872,872

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

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

 

 

1,031

2009

 

 

1,086

2010

 

 

1,358

2011

 

 

1,715

2012

 

 

2,007

2013

 

 

2,718

2014

 

 

3,140

2015

 

 

3,523

2016

 

 

3,608

2017

 

 

3,367

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

308,837

88,419

889,158

2009

279,978

76,447

760,090

2010

295,186

82,316

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

128,964

1,289,434

2016

388,502

156,777

1,220,907

2017

428,225

185,696

1,222,498

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

194,278

76,663

928,973

2009

174,392

96,727

906,380

2010

163,511

92,657

935,442

2011

179,778

100,096

880,819

2012

186,981

77,625

932,388

2013

194,576

79,378

1,011,161

2014

206,189

81,950

1,004,588

2015

212,920

99,030

1,190,768

2016

221,499

104,934

1,090,058

2017

227,913

133,846

1,153,718

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

15,463

12,319

188,843

2009

14,783

11,023

131,013

2010

16,706

12,353

163,716

2011

17,443

13,024

172,465

2012

18,812

13,987

212,024

2013

20,271

15,763

232,441

2014

20,320

15,058

248,223

2015

22,631

17,497

256,236

2016

24,430

20,537

295,965

2017

23,568

22,313

330,139

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

13,713

11,852

192,013

2009

12,026

11,090

136,458

2010

12,612

10,187

149,884

2011

11,756

9,600

176,549

2012

12,445

9,506

187,571

2013

13,312

10,156

232,254

2014

13,385

10,272

233,957

2015

14,354

13,290

245,330

2016

16,235

15,160

284,172

2017

17,584

14,899

330,313

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

51,667

3,721

83

2009

45,655

3,228

154

2010

45,090

4,192

182

2011

49,206

4,925

229

2012

51,858

5,447

85

2013

57,453

6,042

147

2014

61,484

6,626

128

2015

57,131

7,390

210

2016

56,591

7,731

405

2017

56,680

7,889

393

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2008

8,543

52,579

142,452

2009

11,819

66,341

124,072

2010

14,070

76,861

134,370

2011

16,120

81,441

133,694

2012

18,165

91,811

134,010

2013

22,908

96,991

141,859

2014

24,112

104,834

152,150

2015

28,061

109,270

172,812

2016

30,642

116,225

149,694

2017

33,080

121,323

157,816

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

INTEL CORPORATION

1,250

1,692

2,637

QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

2,442

2,466

2,163

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC

860

1,528

1,536

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.

1,310

1,742

1,519

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.

1,121

1,097

798

GOOGLE INC.

721

584

789

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY

676

653

678

PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

546

624

566

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

361

434

482

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.

411

415

421

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

APPLE INC.

86

60

74

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

46

42

53

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, LC

 

 

31

TRI-COASTAL DESIGN GROUP, INC.

13

1

27

PARIS PRESENTS INCORPORATED

6

8

23

BNI GLOBAL, LLC

 

9

22

GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.

15

 

22

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

18

22

21

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

23

13

20

DELOS LIVING, LLC

7

7

19

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 12/2018

• 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.