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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