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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 USA 37,205 42,716 20,423
3 USA 37,205 42,716 20,423
4 Germany 22,857 22,442 11,391
5 Japan 21,564 20,823 10,645
6 France 9,950 10,107 5,055
7 China 5,536 6,302 3,981
8 South Korea 6,206 6,854 3,391
9 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 3,107
10 UK 4,627 5,085 2,465
11 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 2,318
12 Italy 3,643 3,978 2,101
13 Sweden 3,908 3,373 1,712
14 Austria 1,823 1,894 955
15 Belgium 1,530 1,631 840
16 Canada 1,666 1,742 796
17 Finland 2,016 1,923 765
18 Taiwan 1,175 1,377 761
19 Denmark 1,384 1,429 727
20 Spain 1,380 1,322 688
21 Australia 796 817 404
22 India 533 655 364
23 Turkey 415 438 264
24 Ireland 468 508 262
25 Poland 390 455 253
26 Luxembourg 373 398 243
27 Liechtenstein 333 322 229
28 Singapore 397 439 202
29 Brazil 202 183 118
30 Czech Republic 198 193 113
31 New Zealand 196 196 108
32 Russia 241 200 103
33 Saudi Arabia 185 261 99
34 Portugal 122 158 78
35 South Africa 105 96 63
36 Hungary 94 100 58
37 Slovenia 114 123 47
38 Greece 81 80 39
39 Mexico 61 63 36
40 Cyprus 42 39 30
41 Thailand 20 23 30
42 Iceland 41 39 24
43 Slovakia 38 36 24
44 Norway 65 , 520 47 , 481 16 , 228
45 Norway 65 , 520 47 , 481 16 , 228
46 Norway 65 , 520 47 , 481 16 , 228
47 Norway 65 , 520 47 , 481 16 , 228
48 Norway 65 , 520 47 , 481 16 , 228
49 Latvia 61 15 16
50 Estonia 34 33 16
51 Bulgaria 30 32 14
52 Lithuania 31 33 13
53 UAE 29 62 13
54 Chile 29 42 13
55 Romania 33 32 10
56 Argentina 18 23 9
57 Argentina 18 23 9
58 Argentina 18 23 9
59 Argentina 18 23 9
60 Argentina 18 23 9
61 Ukraine 18 11 9
62 Colombia 19 13 9
63 Argentina 18 23 9
64 Qatar 17 8 6
65 Croatia 12 12 5
66 Kuwait 3 3 4
67 Philippines 21 7 4
68 Lebanon 4 3 4
69 Panama 6 6 3
70 Kazakhstan 8 4 3
71 Georgia 3 0 2
72 Jordan 3 6 2
73 Uruguay 9 4 2
74 Bahrain 2 2 2
75 Costa rica 4 1 2
76 Morocco 4 2 2
77 Belarus 4 3 2
78 Serbia 9 3 2
79 Peru 1 5 1
80 Vietnam 4 1 1
81 Azerbaijan 0 2 1
82 Cuba 9 6 1
83 Tunisia 4 3 1
84 Iran 3 6 1
85 Indonesia 9 7 1
86 Venezuela 0 3 0
87 Uzbekistan 1 2 0
88 Armenia 2 2 0
89 Syria 2 0 0
90 Algeria 5 0 0
91 Pakistan 3 0 0
92 Jamaica 0 1 0
93 Bosnia 1 0 0
94 North Korea 1 0 0
95 Bangladesh 9 0 0
96 Oman 1 2 0
97 Egypt 7 5 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)