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IP5 report shows growing popularity of patents

The number of patent applications filed at the five biggest IP offices grew 11% in 2012 to 1.876 million, according to figures published in the latest IP5 Statistics Report

The annual IP5 report – which compiles statistics from the EPO, JPO, KIPO, SIPO and USPTO – also found that:

  • 7.9 million patents were in force in the world at the end of 2011, an increase of 6.6%
  • 1.8 million patent applications were filed worldwide in 2011, 92% of which originated from the IP5
  • 923,979 patents were granted by the IP5 offices in 2012, an increase of 17%

The full report is published on the IP5 website.

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