Annual Report 2014–2015
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Patent requests for examination
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Patent requests for examination 29,077 28,161 28,497 28,776
Patent disposals
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Patent disposals 36,211 37,682 38,533 36,370
Patent applications filed by language
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
English 33,708 34,554 35,810 36,172
French 1,303 1,294 1,234 1,354
Total 35,011 35,848 37,044 37,526
Patent applications filed, requests for examination and grants by discipline
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Biotechnology
Filed 3,159 3,003 2,986 3,093
Requests for examination 2,535 2,424 2,498 2,496
Granted 1,732 1,780 1,847 1,691
Computer-related
Filed 5,693 5,978 6,304 5,843
Requests for examination 5,244 5,083 4,757 4,555
Granted 3,045 3,447 3,994 4,364
Electrical/Physics
Filed 3,354 3,459 3,520 3,515
Requests for examination 2,635 2,509 2,494 2,569
Granted 1,916 1,941 2,083 2,031
Mechanical/civil
Filed 9,882 10,925 11,361 12,102
Requests for examination 7,693 8,017 8,509 8,740
Granted 5,871 6,234 6,823 7,391
Organic chemistry
Filed 3,931 3,489 3,579 3,580
Requests for examination 3,347 3,064 3,005 2,926
Granted 2,779 2,544 2,785 2,421
Other chemistry
Filed 5,300 5,264 5,382 5,655
Requests for examination 4,660 4,339 4,423 4,508
Granted 3,641 3,527 3,781 3,397
Miscellaneous
Filed 3,692 3,730 3,912 3,738
Requests for examination 3,077 2,725 2,811 2,982
Granted 1,943 2,056 2,169 2,451
All disciplines
Filed 35,011 35,848 37,044 37,526
Requests for examination 29,191 28,161 28,497 28,776
Granted 20,927 21,529 23,482 23,746
Applications filed & granted to residents of Canada and foreign countries
Filings Total grants
PCT Non-PCT Total
Alberta 266 738 1,004 531
British Columbia 204 380 584 220
Manitoba 37 80 117 80
New Brunswick 13 53 66 19
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 6 11 5
Nova Scotia 19 36 55 20
Nunavut 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0
Ontario 651 1,184 1,835 1,520
Prince Edward Island 7 8 15 1
Quebec 339 643 982 521
Saskatchewan 21 122 143 75
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0
Sub-total 1,562 3,250 4,812 2,992
Foreign countries 26,608 6,106 32,714 20,754
Total 28,170 9,356 37,526 23,746
Top 10 patent applicants
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 416
The Boeing Compagny 274
General Electric Company 265
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd 249
Basf SE 215
The Procter & Gamble Company 201
Covidien AG 159
BlackBerry Limited 150
Snecma S.A. 145
Schlumberger Canada Limited 142
Top 10 patentees
BlackBerry Limited 663
Research In Motion Limited 626
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. 290
General Electric Company 189
The Procter & Gamble Company 186
Schlumberger Canada Limited 168
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 154
Snecma S.A. 143
LG Electronics Inc. 133
Microsoft Corporation 127
Patent applications filed and granted by origin as stated by applicant
Filed Granted
Algeria 0 0
Andorra 0 1
Anguilla 1 0
Antigua 0 0
Argentina 14 5
Armenia 1 0
Aruba 1 0
Australia 464 295
Austria 222 139
Azerbaijan 0 0
Bahamas 14 8
Bahrain 0 0
Barbados 19 28
Belarus 2 1
Belgium 292 201
Belize 1 0
Benin 1 0
Bermuda 22 24
Bolivia 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Brazil 77 30
British Virgin Islands 57 22
Brunei Darussalam 0 0
Bulgaria 5 2
Burkina Faso 0 0
Burundi 0 0
Cabo Verde 1 0
Canada 4,812 2,992
Cayman Islands 23 9
Central African Republic 0 0
Chile 37 12
China 661 251
Colombia 3 2
Cook Islands 1 0
Costa Rica 3 0
Croatia 5 4
Cuba 8 8
Cyprus 13 5
Czech Republic 15 6
Czechoslovakia 0 0
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 2 0
Denmark 309 163
Dominica 0 1
Dominican Republic 0 0
Ecuador 1 1
Egypt 1 0
El Salvador 0 0
Estonia 3 2
Faroe Islands 2 0
Finland 338 214
France 1,876 1,225
Gabon 0 0
Georgia 0 0
Germany 2,374 1,589
Germany (Democratic Republic) 15 7
Gibraltar 2 1
Greece 16 8
Guatemala 0 0
Guinea 0 0
Guyana 0 0
Honduras 0 0
Hungary 30 15
Iceland 12 11
India 173 61
Indonesia 1 0
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0 0
Ireland 166 73
Isle of Man 14 4
Israel 410 163
Italy 569 345
Jamaica 2 0
Japan 1,903 1,499
Jersey 0 0
Jordan 0 0
Kazakhstan 0 1
Kenya 0 0
Kuwait 0 0
Latvia 3 4
Lebanon 2 0
Liechtenstein 35 20
Lithuania 2 0
Luxembourg 49 32
Macedonia 0 0
Madagascar 0 0
Malaysia 12 4
Malta 10 3
Mauritius 1 1
Mexico 66 20
Monaco 11 2
Morocco 2 2
Namibia 0 0
Nepal 0 0
Netherlands 601 357
Netherlands Antilles 0 6
New Caledonia 0 0
New Zealand 83 47
Niger 0 0
Nigeria 0 0
Norway 206 117
Oman 1 0
Pakistan 0 0
Panama 1 4
Paraguay 0 0
Peru 1 0
Philippines 2 1
Poland 57 11
Portugal 20 7
Qatar 1 0
Republic of Korea 352 384
Republic of the Marshall Islands 1 0
Romania 3 0
Russian Federation 52 29
Saint Helena 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0
Saint Lucia 1 0
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 2 1
Samoa 0 0
San Marino 1 0
Saudi Arabia 66 11
Senegal 0 0
Serbia 3 1
Seychelles 2 4
Singapore 67 20
Slovakia 6 1
Slovenia 7 8
South Africa 50 37
Spain 239 72
Sri Lanka 0 0
Sudan 0 0
Swaziland 0 0
Sweden 502 352
Switzerland 1,476 952
Syrian Arab Republic 1 0
Taiwan 130 89
Thailand 2 3
The Hong Kong Special Admin. Region of the People 12 18
Trinidad and Tobago 0 1
Tunisia 1 1
Turkey 14 10
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 0
Ukraine 4 2
United Arab Emirates 4 2
United Kingdom 1,229 727
United States of America 17,129 10,949
Uruguay 0 0
Uzbekistan 0 0
Vanuatu 0 0
Vatican City State (Holy See) 0 0
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 6 4
Viet Nam 2 2
Yugoslavia 0 0
Zambia 0 0
Zimbabwe 0 0
Total 37,526 23,746

Patents Appeal Board

Patent Appeal Board operational statistics
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Final actions
Referrals 23 20 34 28
Disposals 25 25 40 27
Industrial designs
Referrals 0 0 2 6
Disposals 1 0 0 2
Re-examination - section 48.1
Filings 5 6 6 4
Disposals 4 3 7 2
Candidates for agents examinations
Patents 259 231 218 439
Trademarks 44 57 69 71
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