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