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Indicator : Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)
Description : The indicator shows the number of patents applications published (but not yet granted) 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.
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Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)
2015 2016 2017 [June]
World 141,529 148,804 75,290
1 USA 37,205 42,716 20,423
2 Germany 22,857 22,442 11,391
3 Japan 21,564 20,823 10,645
4 France 9,950 10,107 5,055
5 China 5,536 6,302 3,981
6 South Korea 6,206 6,854 3,391
7 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 3,107
8 UK 4,627 5,085 2,465
9 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 2,318
10 Italy 3,643 3,978 2,101
11 Sweden 3,908 3,373 1,712
12 Austria 1,823 1,894 955
13 Belgium 1,530 1,631 840
14 Canada 1,666 1,742 796
15 Finland 2,016 1,923 765
16 Taiwan 1,175 1,377 761
17 Denmark 1,384 1,429 727
18 Spain 1,380 1,322 688
19 Australia 796 817 404
20 India 533 655 364
21 Turkey 415 438 264
22 Ireland 468 508 262
23 Poland 390 455 253
24 Luxembourg 373 398 243
25 Liechtenstein 333 322 229
26 Norway 520 481 228
27 Singapore 397 439 202
28 Brazil 202 183 118
29 Czech Republic 198 193 113
30 New Zealand 196 196 108
31 Russia 241 200 103
32 Saudi Arabia 185 261 99
33 Portugal 122 158 78
34 South Africa 105 96 63
35 Hungary 94 100 58
36 Slovenia 114 123 47
37 Greece 81 80 39
38 Mexico 61 63 36
39 Thailand 20 23 30
40 Cyprus 42 39 30
41 Slovakia 38 36 24
42 Iceland 41 39 24
43 Estonia 34 33 16
44 Latvia 61 15 16
45 Malaysia 65 47 16
46 Bulgaria 30 32 14
47 Lithuania 31 33 13
48 Chile 29 42 13
49 UAE 29 62 13
50 Romania 33 32 10
51 Argentina 18 23 9
52 Ukraine 18 11 9
53 Colombia 19 13 9
54 Qatar 17 8 6
55 Croatia 12 12 5
56 Philippines 21 7 4
57 Kuwait 3 3 4
58 Lebanon 4 3 4
59 Panama 6 6 3
60 Kazakhstan 8 4 3
61 Uruguay 9 4 2
62 Jordan 3 6 2
63 Georgia 3 0 2
64 Costa rica 4 1 2
65 Belarus 4 3 2
66 Serbia 9 3 2
67 Morocco 4 2 2
68 Bahrain 2 2 2
69 Azerbaijan 0 2 1
70 Iran 3 6 1
71 Tunisia 4 3 1
72 Peru 1 5 1
73 Vietnam 4 1 1
74 Cuba 9 6 1
75 Indonesia 9 7 1
76 Syria 2 0 0
77 Bosnia 1 0 0
78 Bangladesh 9 0 0
79 Armenia 2 2 0
80 North Korea 1 0 0
81 Egypt 7 5 0
82 Jamaica 0 1 0
83 Oman 1 2 0
84 Pakistan 3 0 0
85 Uzbekistan 1 2 0
86 Venezuela 0 3 0
87 Algeria 5 0 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)