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Indicator : Total patents in EPO (Patent)
Description : The indicator shows the number of total granted patents in EPO. According to WIPO, a patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application.
Source : Orbit.com
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Total patents in EPO (Patent)
2015 2016 2017 2018 [June]
World 69,528 97,360 107,162 56,485
1 USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 13,509
2 Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 9,956
3 Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 9,563
4 France 5,614 7,265 7,572 3,896
5 South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 2,597
6 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 2,196
7 China 1,463 2,598 3,335 2,070
8 UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 1,752
9 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 1,726
10 Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 1,640
11 Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 1,608
12 Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 805
13 Canada 791 1,038 1,264 695
14 Finland 760 1,109 1,252 675
15 Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 629
16 Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 522
17 Spain 565 806 847 457
18 Taiwan 445 664 708 439
19 Australia 339 462 493 230
20 Ireland 279 364 444 206
21 Luxembourg 222 299 431 182
22 Norway 264 337 376 180
23 India 189 253 267 172
24 Singapore 121 191 277 155
25 Turkey 220 271 306 145
26 Poland 156 186 222 103
27 Liechtenstein 104 143 170 98
28 Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 71
29 Russia 85 114 138 70
30 New Zealand 53 73 127 63
31 Brazil 78 141 116 58
32 Czech Republic 78 98 135 58
33 Portugal 48 59 73 37
34 Mexico 45 35 63 37
35 Slovenia 66 85 98 35
36 South Africa 64 79 56 34
37 Hungary 41 63 60 28
38 Greece 23 41 37 28
39 Iceland 28 27 22 24
40 Malaysia 26 25 31 24
41 Cyprus 17 36 21 13
42 Estonia 10 11 19 11
43 Slovakia 12 15 18 11
44 UAE 5 14 23 10
45 Chile 16 18 20 9
46 Thailand 7 7 7 9
47 Ukraine 4 10 6 9
48 Lithuania 12 17 22 8
49 Latvia 8 19 14 7
50 Argentina 15 15 13 7
51 Romania 10 20 14 7
52 Serbia 0 1 0 6
53 Bulgaria 8 12 23 6
54 Philippines 4 6 9 5
55 Colombia 4 8 8 3
56 Uruguay 4 2 6 3
57 Bangladesh 0 0 1 3
58 Kuwait 3 7 1 3
59 Tunisia 4 1 3 3
60 Egypt 3 3 1 2
61 Croatia 6 6 6 2
62 Belarus 0 2 2 2
63 Panama 3 1 2 2
64 Peru 3 0 0 2
65 Indonesia 3 5 3 1
66 Iran 0 1 1 1
67 Jordan 0 0 0 1
68 Syria 0 2 1 1
69 Cuba 8 12 11 1
70 Venezuela 2 0 0 1
71 Costa rica 0 1 0 1
72 Bahrain 0 1 1 1
73 Vietnam 4 4 2 1
74 Algeria 0 1 2 1
75 Kazakhstan 4 4 8 0
76 Armenia 0 1 1 0
77 North Korea 1 0 1 0
78 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0
79 Jamaica 0 2 0 0
80 Bosnia 1 1 0 0
81 Morocco 1 0 1 0
82 Lebanon 0 1 1 0
83 Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0
84 Oman 0 0 1 0
85 Angola 2 0
86 Qatar 2 5 3 0
87 Pakistan 0 0 2 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)