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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 [Sep]
World 69,528 97,360 79,555
1 USA 15,428 22,568 18,776
2 Germany 14,737 19,505 14,955
3 Japan 10,776 15,675 13,335
4 France 5,614 7,265 5,658
5 South Korea 2,013 3,252 3,291
6 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 3,260
7 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 2,600
8 Italy 2,572 3,330 2,453
9 China 1,463 2,598 2,428
10 UK 2,259 3,166 2,413
11 Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,203
12 Austria 1,087 1,428 1,162
13 Belgium 914 1,164 957
14 Canada 791 1,038 920
15 Finland 760 1,109 899
16 Denmark 744 1,090 828
17 Spain 565 806 662
18 Taiwan 445 664 512
19 Australia 339 462 349
20 Ireland 279 364 333
21 Luxembourg 222 299 312
22 Norway 264 337 267
23 Turkey 220 271 231
24 India 189 253 193
25 Singapore 121 191 185
26 Poland 156 186 158
27 Liechtenstein 104 143 128
28 Czech Republic 78 98 99
29 Russia 85 114 96
30 Saudi Arabia 51 90 92
31 New Zealand 53 73 90
32 Brazil 78 141 80
33 Slovenia 66 85 67
34 Portugal 48 59 58
35 South Africa 64 79 40
36 Mexico 45 35 38
37 Hungary 41 63 35
38 Greece 23 41 25
39 Bulgaria 8 12 21
40 Malaysia 26 25 20
41 UAE 5 14 18
42 Chile 16 18 17
43 Lithuania 12 17 16
44 Iceland 28 27 16
45 Cyprus 17 36 15
46 Slovakia 12 15 14
47 Latvia 8 19 12
48 Argentina 15 15 11
49 Romania 10 20 10
50 Estonia 10 11 10
51 Cuba 8 12 9
52 Philippines 4 6 7
53 Thailand 7 7 7
54 Colombia 4 8 7
55 Uruguay 4 2 5
56 Ukraine 4 10 5
57 Croatia 6 6 5
58 Kazakhstan 4 4 5
59 Vietnam 4 4 2
60 Tunisia 4 1 2
61 Algeria 0 1 2
62 Qatar 2 5 2
63 Angola 2
64 Panama 3 1 2
65 Azerbaijan 0 0 1
66 Armenia 0 1 1
67 Bangladesh 0 0 1
68 Kuwait 3 7 1
69 Morocco 1 0 1
70 Bahrain 0 1 1
71 Indonesia 3 5 1
72 Belarus 0 2 1
73 Egypt 3 3 1
74 Pakistan 0 0 1
75 Iran 0 1 1
76 North Korea 1 0 1
77 Lebanon 0 1 1
78 Oman 0 0 1
79 Syria 0 2 0
80 Serbia 0 1 0
81 Bosnia 1 1 0
82 Venezuela 2 0 0
83 Uzbekistan 0 1 0
84 Jamaica 0 2 0
85 Peru 3 0 0
86 Costa rica 0 1 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)