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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
World 69,528 97,360 107,162
1 USA 15,428 22,568 25,620
2 Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648
3 Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972
4 France 5,614 7,265 7,572
5 South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482
6 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298
7 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481
8 China 1,463 2,598 3,335
9 UK 2,259 3,166 3,304
10 Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237
11 Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968
12 Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544
13 Belgium 914 1,164 1,266
14 Canada 791 1,038 1,264
15 Finland 760 1,109 1,252
16 Denmark 744 1,090 1,127
17 Spain 565 806 847
18 Taiwan 445 664 708
19 Australia 339 462 493
20 Ireland 279 364 444
21 Luxembourg 222 299 431
22 Norway 264 337 376
23 Turkey 220 271 306
24 Singapore 121 191 277
25 India 189 253 267
26 Poland 156 186 222
27 Liechtenstein 104 143 170
28 Russia 85 114 138
29 Czech Republic 78 98 135
30 Saudi Arabia 51 90 129
31 New Zealand 53 73 127
32 Brazil 78 141 116
33 Slovenia 66 85 98
34 Portugal 48 59 73
35 Mexico 45 35 63
36 Hungary 41 63 60
37 South Africa 64 79 56
38 Greece 23 41 37
39 Malaysia 26 25 31
40 Bulgaria 8 12 23
41 UAE 5 14 23
42 Iceland 28 27 22
43 Lithuania 12 17 22
44 Cyprus 17 36 21
45 Chile 16 18 20
46 Estonia 10 11 19
47 Slovakia 12 15 18
48 Romania 10 20 14
49 Latvia 8 19 14
50 Argentina 15 15 13
51 Cuba 8 12 11
52 Philippines 4 6 9
53 Kazakhstan 4 4 8
54 Colombia 4 8 8
55 Thailand 7 7 7
56 Uruguay 4 2 6
57 Ukraine 4 10 6
58 Croatia 6 6 6
59 Qatar 2 5 3
60 Tunisia 4 1 3
61 Indonesia 3 5 3
62 Angola 2
63 Belarus 0 2 2
64 Vietnam 4 4 2
65 Algeria 0 1 2
66 Pakistan 0 0 2
67 Panama 3 1 2
68 Morocco 1 0 1
69 Oman 0 0 1
70 Syria 0 2 1
71 North Korea 1 0 1
72 Egypt 3 3 1
73 Kuwait 3 7 1
74 Lebanon 0 1 1
75 Iran 0 1 1
76 Bahrain 0 1 1
77 Azerbaijan 0 0 1
78 Bangladesh 0 0 1
79 Armenia 0 1 1
80 Uzbekistan 0 1 0
81 Peru 3 0 0
82 Venezuela 2 0 0
83 Serbia 0 1 0
84 Bosnia 1 1 0
85 Jamaica 0 2 0
86 Costa rica 0 1 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)