The Japan Patent Office (JPO) hereby announces the release of the JPO Status Report 2019, a compilation of the latest statistical information and policy results. The JPO formulates the Status Report as its preliminary annual report, with an aim to swiftly convey information on the current situations surrounding the intellectual property system and the future directions thereof as well as the JPO’s efforts and other issues.
This report is provided in both Japanese and English in order to serve as a tool for conveying information to people both inside and outside Japan.(METI website)