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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 USA 15,428 22,568 11,929
3 USA 15,428 22,568 11,929
4 Germany 14,737 19,505 9,815
5 Japan 10,776 15,675 8,504
6 France 5,614 7,265 3,654
7 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 2,138
8 South Korea 2,013 3,252 1,997
9 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 1,669
10 Italy 2,572 3,330 1,558
11 UK 2,259 3,166 1,498
12 China 1,463 2,598 1,470
13 Sweden 1,985 2,720 1,436
14 Austria 1,087 1,428 752
15 Belgium 914 1,164 623
16 Canada 791 1,038 551
17 Finland 760 1,109 548
18 Denmark 744 1,090 536
19 Spain 565 806 412
20 Taiwan 445 664 331
21 Australia 339 462 221
22 Ireland 279 364 216
23 Luxembourg 222 299 190
24 Turkey 220 271 145
25 Poland 156 186 96
26 Singapore 121 191 94
27 Liechtenstein 104 143 82
28 Saudi Arabia 51 90 59
29 Czech Republic 78 98 57
30 New Zealand 53 73 55
31 Russia 85 114 55
32 Brazil 78 141 48
33 Slovenia 66 85 41
34 South Africa 64 79 28
35 Portugal 48 59 28
36 Mexico 45 35 26
37 Hungary 41 63 21
38 Greece 23 41 15
39 Bulgaria 8 12 14
40 Latvia 8 19 9
41 Argentina 15 15 7
42 Argentina 15 15 7
43 Argentina 15 15 7
44 Argentina 15 15 7
45 Argentina 15 15 7
46 Romania 10 20 7
47 Argentina 15 15 7
48 Thailand 7 7 6
49 Colombia 4 8 5
50 Croatia 6 6 4
51 Estonia 10 11 4
52 Philippines 4 6 4
53 Kazakhstan 4 4 4
54 Cuba 8 12 3
55 Ukraine 4 10 3
56 Uruguay 4 2 3
57 Vietnam 4 4 2
58 Panama 3 1 2
59 Qatar 2 5 2
60 Tunisia 4 1 2
61 Norway 26 , 264 25 , 337 13 , 167
62 Norway 26 , 264 25 , 337 13 , 167
63 Norway 26 , 264 25 , 337 13 , 167
64 Norway 26 , 264 25 , 337 13 , 167
65 Norway 26 , 264 25 , 337 13 , 167
66 India 189 253 114
67 Chile 16 18 13
68 UAE 5 14 11
69 Cyprus 17 36 11
70 Slovakia 12 15 10
71 Iceland 28 27 10
72 Lithuania 12 17 10
73 Algeria 0 1 1
74 Azerbaijan 0 0 1
75 Bahrain 0 1 1
76 Kuwait 3 7 1
77 Indonesia 3 5 1
78 Iran 0 1 1
79 Egypt 3 3 1
80 Morocco 1 0 1
81 Armenia 0 1 1
82 Lebanon 0 1 1
83 Belarus 0 2 1
84 Pakistan 0 0 1
85 North Korea 1 0 1
86 Uzbekistan 0 1 0
87 Serbia 0 1 0
88 Bosnia 1 1 0
89 Peru 3 0 0
90 Costa rica 0 1 0
91 Venezuela 2 0 0
92 Syria 0 2 0
93 Jamaica 0 2 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)