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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 [Sep]
World 141,529 148,804 113,167
1 USA 37,205 42,716 31,279
2 Germany 22,857 22,442 16,584
3 Japan 21,564 20,823 16,203
4 France 9,950 10,107 7,414
5 China 5,536 6,302 6,170
6 South Korea 6,206 6,854 4,915
7 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 4,491
8 UK 4,627 5,085 3,751
9 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 3,464
10 Italy 3,643 3,978 3,109
11 Sweden 3,908 3,373 2,577
12 Austria 1,823 1,894 1,442
13 Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,275
14 Canada 1,666 1,742 1,205
15 Finland 2,016 1,923 1,181
16 Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,162
17 Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,119
18 Spain 1,380 1,322 1,011
19 Australia 796 817 659
20 India 533 655 538
21 Ireland 468 508 394
22 Turkey 415 438 387
23 Luxembourg 373 398 377
24 Norway 520 481 359
25 Poland 390 455 347
26 Singapore 397 439 334
27 Liechtenstein 333 322 311
28 Brazil 202 183 182
29 Czech Republic 198 193 172
30 New Zealand 196 196 170
31 Russia 241 200 154
32 Saudi Arabia 185 261 134
33 Portugal 122 158 114
34 South Africa 105 96 106
35 Hungary 94 100 79
36 Slovenia 114 123 69
37 Greece 81 80 57
38 Mexico 61 63 48
39 Thailand 20 23 46
40 Cyprus 42 39 39
41 Slovakia 38 36 35
42 Iceland 41 39 32
43 Estonia 34 33 29
44 Lithuania 31 33 24
45 Bulgaria 30 32 24
46 UAE 29 62 24
47 Malaysia 65 47 23
48 Chile 29 42 23
49 Latvia 61 15 19
50 Argentina 18 23 16
51 Romania 33 32 15
52 Ukraine 18 11 14
53 Qatar 17 8 11
54 Colombia 19 13 11
55 Croatia 12 12 9
56 Lebanon 4 3 6
57 Kuwait 3 3 5
58 Kazakhstan 8 4 4
59 Philippines 21 7 4
60 Serbia 9 3 4
61 Panama 6 6 4
62 Morocco 4 2 3
63 Belarus 4 3 3
64 Jordan 3 6 2
65 Oman 1 2 2
66 Azerbaijan 0 2 2
67 Bahrain 2 2 2
68 Costa rica 4 1 2
69 Uruguay 9 4 2
70 Iran 3 6 2
71 Georgia 3 0 2
72 Indonesia 9 7 2
73 North Korea 1 0 1
74 Vietnam 4 1 1
75 Jamaica 0 1 1
76 Tunisia 4 3 1
77 Peru 1 5 1
78 Cuba 9 6 1
79 Venezuela 0 3 0
80 Bosnia 1 0 0
81 Bangladesh 9 0 0
82 Armenia 2 2 0
83 Algeria 5 0 0
84 Egypt 7 5 0
85 Pakistan 3 0 0
86 Syria 2 0 0
87 Uzbekistan 1 2 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)