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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 [June]
World 69,528 97,360 50,787
1 USA 15,428 22,568 11,929
2 Germany 14,737 19,505 9,815
3 Japan 10,776 15,675 8,504
4 France 5,614 7,265 3,654
5 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 2,138
6 South Korea 2,013 3,252 1,997
7 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 1,669
8 Italy 2,572 3,330 1,558
9 UK 2,259 3,166 1,498
10 China 1,463 2,598 1,470
11 Sweden 1,985 2,720 1,436
12 Austria 1,087 1,428 752
13 Belgium 914 1,164 623
14 Canada 791 1,038 551
15 Finland 760 1,109 548
16 Denmark 744 1,090 536
17 Spain 565 806 412
18 Taiwan 445 664 331
19 Australia 339 462 221
20 Ireland 279 364 216
21 Luxembourg 222 299 190
22 Turkey 220 271 145
23 India 189 253 114
24 Poland 156 186 96
25 Singapore 121 191 94
26 Liechtenstein 104 143 82
27 Saudi Arabia 51 90 59
28 Czech Republic 78 98 57
29 New Zealand 53 73 55
30 Russia 85 114 55
31 Brazil 78 141 48
32 Slovenia 66 85 41
33 South Africa 64 79 28
34 Portugal 48 59 28
35 Mexico 45 35 26
36 Hungary 41 63 21
37 Greece 23 41 15
38 Bulgaria 8 12 14
39 Norway 26 25 13
40 Chile 16 18 13
41 Cyprus 17 36 11
42 UAE 5 14 11
43 Slovakia 12 15 10
44 Iceland 28 27 10
45 Lithuania 12 17 10
46 Latvia 8 19 9
47 Argentina 15 15 7
48 Romania 10 20 7
49 Thailand 7 7 6
50 Colombia 4 8 5
51 Croatia 6 6 4
52 Estonia 10 11 4
53 Kazakhstan 4 4 4
54 Philippines 4 6 4
55 Uruguay 4 2 3
56 Ukraine 4 10 3
57 Cuba 8 12 3
58 Tunisia 4 1 2
59 Qatar 2 5 2
60 Vietnam 4 4 2
61 Panama 3 1 2
62 North Korea 1 0 1
63 Kuwait 3 7 1
64 Morocco 1 0 1
65 Armenia 0 1 1
66 Bahrain 0 1 1
67 Indonesia 3 5 1
68 Azerbaijan 0 0 1
69 Lebanon 0 1 1
70 Egypt 3 3 1
71 Belarus 0 2 1
72 Algeria 0 1 1
73 Pakistan 0 0 1
74 Iran 0 1 1
75 Jamaica 0 2 0
76 Serbia 0 1 0
77 Peru 3 0 0
78 Bosnia 1 1 0
79 Syria 0 2 0
80 Costa rica 0 1 0
81 Uzbekistan 0 1 0
82 Venezuela 2 0 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)