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United States Patent Statistics

USPTO Patent Trends

National and International Statistics

Trilateral Statistical Reports / Four Office Statistics Report

The Four Office Statistics Report facilitates an understanding of each Office's operations and increases general awareness about patent grant procedures among the Offices. This information provides a means for gauging invention activity, technology flow, and output among the Offices.  The majority of all patent applications filed worldwide, including Patent Cooperative Treaty applications, are processed by the Trilateral Offices. The Trilateral Co-operation was established in 1983 and includes the:

  • European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Japan Patent Office (JPO)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The Five IP Offices (IP5)

A forum of the five largest intellectual property offices in the world.  The members of IP5 are the:

  • European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Japan Patent Office (JPO)
  • Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO),
  • State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)