Four Office Statistics Report 2009

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1. Definition of terms

2. The Four Offices

3. Worldwide patenting activity

4. Patent activity at the Four Offices

5. The Four Offices and the Patent Cooperation Treaty

6. Other work

Annex 1: Definitions for office expenditures

Annex 2: Definitions for statistics on procedures


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Glossary of patent related terms


Corrections of some errors in this edition

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