Annual report 2016-2017 Empowering innovation through IP
Patents Statistics

Patents

Patent turnaround time
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Patent turnaround time 45.7 42.7 40.3 38.8 36.7
Patent requests for examination
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Patent requests for examination 28,161 28,497 28,776 28,596 28,199
Patent disposals
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Patent disposals 37,682 38,533 36,370 32,422 32,635
Patent applications filed by language
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
English 34,554 35,810 36,172 35,885 36,019
French 1,294 1,234 1,354 1,167 1,278
Total 35,848 37,044 37,526 37,052 37,297
Patent applications filed, requests for examination and grants by discipline
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Biotechnology
Filed 3,003 2,986 3,093 3,132 3,005
Requests for examination 2,424 2,498 2,496 2,423 2,267
Granted 1,780 1,847 1,691 1,511 1,693
Computer-related
Filed 5,978 6,304 5,843 5,840 5,976
Requests for examination 5,083 4,757 4,555 4,535 4,463
Granted 3,447 3,994 4,364 4,497 5,602
Electrical/Physics
Filed 3,459 3,520 3,515 3,516 3,620
Requests for examination 2,509 2,494 2,569 2,732 2,709
Granted 1,941 2,083 2,031 2,078 2,688
Mechanical/civil
Filed 10,925 11,361 12,102 13,594 14,246
Requests for examination 8,017 8,509 8,740 10,358 10,346
Granted 6,234 6,823 7,391 7,998 8,966
Organic chemistry
Filed 3,489 3,579 3,580 3,423 3,212
Requests for examination 3,064 3,005 2,926 2,672 2,649
Granted 2,544 2,785 2,421 2,149 2,665
Other chemistry
Filed 5,264 5,382 5,655 3,710 3,501
Requests for examination 4,339 4,423 4,508 2,889 2,794
Granted 3,527 3,781 3,397 2,149 2,809
Miscellaneous
Filed 3,730 3,912 3,738 3,837 3,737
Requests for examination 2,725 2,811 2,982 2,987 2,971
Granted 2,056 2,169 2,451 2,112 2,537
All disciplines
Filed 35,848 37,044 37,526 37,052 37,297
Requests for examination 28,161 28,497 28,776 28,596 28,199
Granted 21,529 23,482 23,746 22,494 26,960
Applications filed & granted to residents of Canada and foreign countries
Filings Total grants
PCT Non-PCT Total
Alberta 274 649 923 606
British Columbia 183 356 539 207
Manitoba 20 94 114 64
New Brunswick 11 32 43 22
Newfoundland and Labrador 8 5 13 10
Nova Scotia 19 30 49 21
Nunavut 1 0 1 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0
Ontario 599 1,126 1,725 1,743
Prince Edward Island 3 5 8 2
Quebec 355 708 1,063 486
Saskatchewan 16 118 134 90
Yukon Territory 2 0 2 1
Sub-total 1,491 3,123 4,614 3,252
Foreign countries 25,895 6,788 32,683 23,708
Total 27,386 9,911 37,297 26,960
Top 10 patent applicants
General Electric Company 585
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 528
The Procter & Gamble Company 300
Qualcomm Incorporated 254
Microsoft Technology Licencing, LLC 204
The Boeing Company 181
F. Hoffman-La Roche AG 172
Basf SE 169
Wal-mart Stores, Inc. 140
Novartis AG 129
Top 10 patentees
Blackberry Limited 777
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 294
The Boeing Company 266
Qualcomm Incorporated 217
Schlumberger Canada Limited 188
General Electric Company 186
The Procter & Gamble Company 167
Baker Hughes Incorporated 165
Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC 135
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG 128
Expedited examination green tech
Filed Granted
58 48
Patent applications filed and granted by origin as stated by applicant
Filed Granted
Albania 1 0
Algeria 0 1
Andorra 0 2
Anguilla 0 0
Antigua and Barbuda 0 2
Argentina 7 9
Armenia 1 1
Aruba 0 1
Australia 434 312
Austria 265 159
Azerbaijan 1 0
Bahamas 2 17
Bahrain 0 0
Barbados 77 31
Belarus 1 0
Belgium 330 204
Belize 4 0
Benin 0 0
Bermuda 7 32
Bolivia 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Brazil 61 41
British Virgin Islands 37 34
Brunei Darussalam 0 0
Bulgaria 3 4
Burkina Faso 0 0
Burundi 0 0
Cabo Verde 0 0
Canada 4,614 3,252
Cayman Islands 36 9
Central African Republic 0 0
Chile 27 15
China 836 443
Colombia 6 2
Cook Islands 0 0
Costa Rica 1 0
Croatia 3 3
Cuba 2 8
Cyprus 8 9
Czech Republic 23 20
Czechoslovakia 0 1
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 0
Denmark 302 160
Dominica 0 0
Dominican Republic 0 0
Ecuador 0 0
Egypt 2 1
El Salvador 0 0
Estonia 1 8
Faroe Islands 0 0
Finland 293 279
France 1,800 1,210
Gabon 1 0
Georgia 1 0
Germany 2,101 1,766
Germany (Democratic Republic) 0 5
Gibraltar 0 0
Greece 32 10
Guatemala 0 0
Guinea 0 0
Guyana 0 0
Honduras 0 0
Hungary 24 8
Iceland 8 9
India 168 81
Indonesia 0 1
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 2 1
Ireland 202 125
Isle of Man 5 0
Israel 446 184
Italy 565 347
Jamaica 0 5
Japan 1,903 1,695
Jersey 1 0
Jordan 5 0
Kazakhstan 1 0
Kenya 1 0
Kuwait 1 1
Latvia 0 2
Lebanon 1 1
Liechtenstein 50 20
Lithuania 0 0
Luxembourg 124 48
Macao 31 0
Macedonia 0 0
Madagascar 0 0
Malaysia 9 5
Malta 12 5
Mauritius 2 0
Mexico 64 37
Monaco 5 1
Morocco 1 1
Namibia 0 0
Nepal 0 0
Netherlands 523 408
Netherlands Antillles 0 4
New Caledonia 0 0
New Zealand 105 45
Niger 1 1
Nigeria 0 0
Norway 190 174
Oman 0 0
Pakistan 0 0
Panama 1 2
Paraguay 0 0
Peru 1 0
Philippines 1 0
Poland 24 18
Portugal 26 14
Qatar 1 0
Republic of Korea 328 407
Republic of Moldova 1 0
Republic of the Marshall Islands 0 0
Romania 2 2
Russian Federation 72 44
Rwanda 1 0
Saint Helena 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0
Saint Lucia 0 0
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 1 0
Samoa 0 0
San Marino 1 0
Saudi Arabia 37 40
Senegal 0 0
Serbia 1 1
Seychelles 4 6
Singapore 86 44
Slovakia 6 3
Slovenia 8 9
South Africa 40 27
Spain 191 137
Sri Lanka 0 0
Sudan 0 0
Swaziland 0 0
Sweden 413 393
Switzerland 1,287 1,058
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0
Taiwan 133 83
Thailand 3 3
The Hong Kong Special Admin. Region of the People 23 16
Tinidad and Tobago 0 0
Tunisia 1 1
Turkey 16 9
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0
Ukraine 4 2
United Arab Emirates 10 4
United Kingdom 1,131 825
United States of America 17,665 12,546
Uruguay 6 3
Uzbekistan 0 0
Vanuatu 0 0
Vatican City State (Holy See) 0 0
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 0 0
Viet Nam 0 3
Yugoslavia 0 0
Zaire 0 0
Zambia 0 0
Zimbabwe 0 0
Total 37,297 26,960

Patents Appeal Board

Patent Appeal Board operational statistics
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Final actions
Referrals 20 34 28 65 91
Disposals 25 40 24 19 33
Industrial designs
Referrals 0 2 6 1 4
Disposals 0 0 2 6 5
Re-examination - section 48.1
Filings 6 6 4 12 2
Disposals 3 7 2 3 9
Candidates for agents examinations
Patents 231 218 439 471 433
Trademarks 57 69 71 89 111
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