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PPH - BRPTO’s backlog

Backlog is the term used by patent system users and the BRPTO itself to designate the build-up of filed patent applications awaiting decisions on the initial examination.

As shown in graph 3 bellow the backlog (red line) is created and constantly fuelled as the BRPTO works on less applications than the annual fillings (green and blue lines).

PPH - COMPARISON - PATENT APPLICATIONS, DECISIONS AND BACKLOG

In 2015, the backlog reached 211,478 applications, with the BRPTO predicting that the situation

will worsen during the next few years, with the backlog rising by 46% between 2015 and 2022.

The BRPTO forecasts that the situation will worsen during the next few years, with a 46% upsurge in the backlog between 2015 and 2022

PPH - PROGRESSION OF BRPTO`S PATENT BACKLOG

PPH - BRPTO`S BACKLOG OF PATENT APPLICATIONS GROUPED IN THREE LARGE AREAS