On June 29, 2012, the Japan Patent Office published its Annual Report 2012.
On June 29, 2012, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) published its Annual Report 2012. Set forth below is an outline of the annual report’s data regarding patent applications and prosecutions in Japan.
The number of patent applications received by the JPO in 2011 was about 348,000 (-0.6 percent from the previous year).
The number of applications submitted by residents in Japan was about 288,000 (-0.9 percent from the previous year), and the number submitted by foreign residents was about 55,000 (+0.9 percent over the previous year). Applications submitted by foreign residents in Japan accounted for 16 percent (+0.8 percent to the previous year) of the total submitted by foreigners.
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JPO, patent applications, PCT, patent prosecutions