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Canadian Patent Statistics for 2010-2011

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO’s) 2010-2011 Annual Report was tabled in the House of Commons on May 11, 2012. This article focuses on the statistics from the Report for the Canadian Patent Office section of CIPO.

Overall, CIPO received 35,318 new patent applications in the past year, 4,477 of which were filed by Canadian applicants and 1,278 of which were filed in French[1]. The volume of new applications has declined somewhat in recent years from 40,796 applications in 2008-2009 and 37,375 in 2009-2010. The number of patents granted at 38,235 for 2010-2011 is higher than the 35,188 granted in 2008-2009 but slightly lower than the 39,108 granted in 2009-2010.  More…