Annual report 2015-2016 Fuelling global innovation
Patents Statistics

Patents

Patent requests for examination
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Patent requests for examination 28,161 28,497 28,776 28,596
Patent disposals
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Patent disposals 37,682 38,533 36,370 35,605
Patent applications filed by language
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
English 34,554 35,810 36,172 35,885
French 1,294 1,234 1,354 1,167
Total 35,848 37,044 37,526 37,052
Patent applications filed, requests for examination and grants by discipline
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Biotechnology
Filed 3,003 2,986 3,093 3,132
Requests for examination 2,424 2,498 2,496 2,423
Granted 1,780 1,847 1,691 1,511
Computer-related
Filed 5,978 6,304 5,843 5,840
Requests for examination 5,083 4,757 4,555 4,535
Granted 3,447 3,994 4,364 4,497
Electrical/Physics
Filed 3,459 3,520 3,515 3,516
Requests for examination 2,509 2,494 2,569 2,732
Granted 1,941 2,083 2,031 2,078
Mechanical/civil
Filed 10,925 11,361 12,102 13,594
Requests for examination 8,017 8,509 8,740 10,358
Granted 6,234 6,823 7,391 7,998
Organic chemistry
Filed 3,489 3,579 3,580 3,423
Requests for examination 3,064 3,005 2,926 2,672
Granted 2,544 2,785 2,421 2,149
Other chemistry
Filed 5,264 5,382 5,655 3,710
Requests for examination 4,339 4,423 4,508 2,889
Granted 3,527 3,781 3,397 2,149
Miscellaneous
Filed 3,730 3,912 3,738 3,837
Requests for examination 2,725 2,811 2,982 2,987
Granted 2,056 2,169 2,451 2,112
All disciplines
Filed 35,848 37,044 37,526 37,052
Requests for examination 28,161 28,497 28,776 28,596
Granted 21,529 23,482 23,746 22,494
Applications filed & granted to residents of Canada and foreign countries
Filings Total grants
PCT Non-PCT Total
Alberta 338 606 944 570
British Columbia 226 279 505 225
Manitoba 21 73 94 53
New Brunswick 12 41 53 23
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 9 14 5
Nova Scotia 15 44 59 28
Nunavut 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 1 1 0
Ontario 708 876 1,584 1,451
Prince Edward Island 6 6 12 2
Quebec 348 594 942 506
Saskatchewan 25 123 148 97
Yukon Territory 0 1 1 1
Sub-total 1,704 2,653 4,357 2,961
Foreign countries 27,717 4,974 32,695 19,533
Total 29,421 7,627 37,052 22,494
Top 10 patent applicants
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 590
General Electric Company 420
The Procter & Gamble Company 237
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha 224
The Boeing Company 211
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG 200
Basf SE 179
Schlumberger Canada Limited 163
Facebook, Inc. 161
Qualcomm Incorporated 141
Top 10 patentees
Blackberry Limited 642
Qualcomm Incorporated 217
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 175
Schlumberger Canada Limited 168
General Electric Company 152
LG Electronics Inc. 138
SNECMA 138
The Boeing Company 125
Baker Hughes Incorporated 117
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. 115
Patent applications filed and granted by origin as stated by applicant
Filed Granted
Algeria 1 0
Andorra 0 1
Anguilla 0 0
Antigua 0 1
Argentina 8 2
Armenia 0 0
Aruba 1 0
Australia 426 239
Austria 220 127
Azerbaijan 0 0
Bahamas 4 8
Bahrain 2 0
Barbados 38 20
Belarus 0 1
Belgium 319 172
Belize 2 0
Benin 0 0
Bermuda 14 29
Bolivia 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Brazil 44 25
British Virgin Islands 42 25
Brunei Darussalam 0 0
Bulgaria 8 0
Burkina Faso 0 0
Burundi 0 0
Cabo Verde 0 0
Canada 4,357 2,961
Cayman Islands 27 7
Central African Republic 0 0
Chile 22 10
China 672 329
Colombia 4 1
Cook Islands 1 1
Costa Rica 1 0
Croatia 1 1
Cuba 8 12
Cyprus 20 6
Czech Republic 17 10
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 0
Denmark 260 187
Dominica 0 0
Dominican Republic 0 1
Ecuador 0 1
Egypt 1 0
El Salvador 0 0
Estonia 7 2
Faroe Islands 0 0
Finland 286 213
France 1,688 1,138
Gabon 0 0
Georgia 0 0
Germany 2,244 1,507
Gibraltar 1 0
Greece 18 11
Guatemala 0 0
Guinea 0 0
Guyana 0 0
Honduras 0 0
Hungary 19 5
Iceland 6 9
India 165 75
Indonesia 1 0
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1 0
Ireland 166 104
Isle of Man 1 4
Israel 354 137
Italy 579 294
Jamaica 0 4
Japan 1,940 1,403
Jersey 0 0
Jordan 2 0
Kazakhstan 1 0
Kenya 0 0
Kuwait 0 0
Latvia 0 0
Lebanon 62 17
Liechtenstein 1 0
Lithuania 77 34
Luxembourg 3 0
Macedonia 0 0
Madagascar 0 0
Malaysia 9 3
Malta 18 2
Mauritius 3 0
Mexico 47 30
Monaco 23 0
Morocco 1 1
Namibia 0 0
Nepal 0 0
Netherlands 550 288
Netherlands Antilles 0 3
New Caledonia 0 0
New Zealand 103 49
Niger 1 0
Nigeria 0 0
Norway 211 111
Oman 0 0
Pakistan 0 0
Panama 3 9
Paraguay 0 0
Peru 3 0
Philippines 4 0
Poland 34 14
Portugal 22 7
Qatar 0 0
Republic of Korea 370 349
Republic of the Marshall Islands 1 1
Romania 3 0
Russian Federation 60 35
Saint Helena 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
Saint Lucia 0 0
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 1 0
Samoa 0 0
San Marino 1 0
Saudi Arabia 56 25
Senegal 0 0
Serbia 0 0
Seychelles 2 3
Singapore 70 31
Slovakia 5 3
Slovenia 9 9
South Africa 52 31
Spain 218 80
Sri Lanka 0 0
Sudan 0 0
Swaziland 0 0
Sweden 435 315
Switzerland 1,280 885
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0
Taiwan 103 75
Thailand 2 2
The Hong Kong Special Admin. Region of the People 20 14
Trinidad and Tobago 2 2
Tunisia 0 0
Turkey 18 9
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 2
Ukraine 4 2
United Arab Emirates 3 3
United Kingdom 1,202 645
United States of America 17,941 10,314
Uruguay 2 2
Uzbekistan 0 0
Vanuatu 1 0
Vatican City State (Holy See) 0 0
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 4 1
Viet Nam 6 2
Yugoslavia 0 0
Zaire 0 1
Zambia 0 0
Zimbabwe 0 0
Total 37,046 22,492

Patents Appeal Board

Patent Appeal Board operational statistics
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Final actions
Referrals 20 34 28 65
Disposals 25 40 27 19
Industrial designs
Referrals 0 2 6 1
Disposals 0 0 2 6
Re-examination - section 48.1
Filings 6 6 4 12
Disposals 3 7 2 3
Candidates for agents examinations
Patents 231 218 439 471
Trademarks 57 69 71 89
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