In 2018, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) granted 11,090 patents. Compared to the previous year, when there were 6,250 grants, the increase was of 77.4%.
Regarding the BPTO’s backlog, there was a reduction of 7.4%, dropping from 225,115 to 208,341 applications awaiting for a decision in 2018.
There was also a decrease of 3.9% in the number of new patent applications, from 28,667 in 2017 to 27,551 applications filed in 2018.
More information is available, in Portuguese, at http://www.inpi.gov.br/noticias/concessoes-de-patentes-crescem-77