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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 2018 [Mar]
World 141,529 148,804 150,948 39,008
1 USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 11,016
2 Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 5,916
3 Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 5,774
4 France 9,950 10,107 10,121 2,310
5 China 5,536 6,302 8,521 2,208
6 South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 1,623
7 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 1,386
8 UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,328
9 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,115
10 Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,099
11 Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 938
12 Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 475
13 Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 430
14 Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 417
15 Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 400
16 Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 343
17 Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 338
18 Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 329
19 Australia 796 817 838 198
20 India 533 655 706 167
21 Luxembourg 373 398 513 140
22 Ireland 468 508 516 134
23 Singapore 397 439 443 125
24 Turkey 415 438 525 114
25 Liechtenstein 333 322 392 98
26 Norway 520 481 495 96
27 Poland 390 455 460 90
28 Czech Republic 198 193 216 65
29 New Zealand 196 196 222 54
30 Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 46
31 Portugal 122 158 144 41
32 Russia 241 200 221 40
33 South Africa 105 96 130 31
34 Brazil 202 183 234 29
35 Hungary 94 100 102 28
36 Thailand 20 23 66 25
37 Iceland 41 39 43 16
38 Slovenia 114 123 98 14
39 Cyprus 42 39 50 14
40 Mexico 61 63 68 12
41 Greece 81 80 82 10
42 Argentina 18 23 22 10
43 Lithuania 31 33 28 9
44 Estonia 34 33 35 9
45 Malaysia 65 47 41 8
46 Chile 29 42 36 8
47 UAE 29 62 39 7
48 Slovakia 38 36 46 6
49 Croatia 12 12 14 5
50 Romania 33 32 18 5
51 Egypt 7 5 1 5
52 Bulgaria 30 32 26 5
53 Colombia 19 13 21 5
54 Iran 3 6 3 4
55 Lebanon 4 3 8 4
56 Latvia 61 15 21 4
57 Uruguay 9 4 8 3
58 Serbia 9 3 5 3
59 Ukraine 18 11 23 3
60 Morocco 4 2 4 2
61 Kazakhstan 8 4 5 2
62 Bosnia 1 0 0 1
63 Kuwait 3 3 5 1
64 Armenia 2 2 0 1
65 Qatar 17 8 11 1
66 Philippines 21 7 4 1
67 Cuba 9 6 2 1
68 Bahrain 2 2 2 1
69 Peru 1 5 2 1
70 Vietnam 4 1 3 1
71 Belarus 4 3 3 1
72 Indonesia 9 7 2 0
73 Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0
74 Jordan 3 6 2 0
75 Georgia 3 0 2 0
76 Jamaica 0 1 1 0
77 Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0
78 Algeria 5 0 0 0
79 North Korea 1 0 1 0
80 Tunisia 4 3 2 0
81 Syria 2 0 1 0
82 Angola 2 0
83 Costa rica 4 1 4 0
84 Pakistan 3 0 1 0
85 Panama 6 6 6 0
86 Venezuela 0 3 0 0
87 Bangladesh 9 0 0 0
88 Oman 1 2 2 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)