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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 [Mar]
World 69,528 97,360 107,162 26,291
1 USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 6,136
2 Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 4,852
3 Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 4,336
4 France 5,614 7,265 7,572 1,767
5 South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 1,200
6 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 1,056
7 China 1,463 2,598 3,335 999
8 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 847
9 UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 826
10 Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 764
11 Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 719
12 Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 379
13 Canada 791 1,038 1,264 306
14 Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 300
15 Finland 760 1,109 1,252 298
16 Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 240
17 Spain 565 806 847 217
18 Taiwan 445 664 708 209
19 Australia 339 462 493 119
20 Ireland 279 364 444 92
21 India 189 253 267 91
22 Norway 264 337 376 84
23 Turkey 220 271 306 75
24 Luxembourg 222 299 431 72
25 Singapore 121 191 277 65
26 Poland 156 186 222 52
27 Liechtenstein 104 143 170 41
28 Russia 85 114 138 35
29 Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 34
30 New Zealand 53 73 127 32
31 Slovenia 66 85 98 24
32 Czech Republic 78 98 135 24
33 Brazil 78 141 116 23
34 Mexico 45 35 63 23
35 South Africa 64 79 56 22
36 Portugal 48 59 73 17
37 Malaysia 26 25 31 15
38 Hungary 41 63 60 13
39 Greece 23 41 37 11
40 Cyprus 17 36 21 7
41 Chile 16 18 20 6
42 Iceland 28 27 22 6
43 UAE 5 14 23 6
44 Thailand 7 7 7 6
45 Serbia 0 1 0 6
46 Slovakia 12 15 18 5
47 Romania 10 20 14 4
48 Latvia 8 19 14 3
49 Estonia 10 11 19 3
50 Lithuania 12 17 22 3
51 Argentina 15 15 13 2
52 Panama 3 1 2 2
53 Croatia 6 6 6 2
54 Philippines 4 6 9 2
55 Kuwait 3 7 1 2
56 Bulgaria 8 12 23 2
57 Uruguay 4 2 6 2
58 Peru 3 0 0 1
59 Cuba 8 12 11 1
60 Colombia 4 8 8 1
61 Costa rica 0 1 0 1
62 Tunisia 4 1 3 1
63 Belarus 0 2 2 1
64 Vietnam 4 4 2 1
65 Indonesia 3 5 3 1
66 Syria 0 2 1 1
67 Venezuela 2 0 0 0
68 Jamaica 0 2 0 0
69 Oman 0 0 1 0
70 Pakistan 0 0 2 0
71 Ukraine 4 10 6 0
72 Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0
73 Egypt 3 3 1 0
74 Kazakhstan 4 4 8 0
75 Algeria 0 1 2 0
76 Bahrain 0 1 1 0
77 Armenia 0 1 1 0
78 Iran 0 1 1 0
79 North Korea 1 0 1 0
80 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0
81 Morocco 1 0 1 0
82 Qatar 2 5 3 0
83 Lebanon 0 1 1 0
84 Angola 2 0
85 Bangladesh 0 0 1 0
86 Bosnia 1 1 0 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)