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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 [June]
World 141,529 148,804 150,948 79,259
1 USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 21,662
2 Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 12,056
3 Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 11,048
4 France 9,950 10,107 10,121 4,876
5 China 5,536 6,302 8,521 4,516
6 South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 3,824
7 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 3,008
8 UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 2,736
9 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 2,379
10 Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 2,206
11 Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,878
12 Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 997
13 Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 887
14 Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 814
15 Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 789
16 Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 771
17 Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 746
18 Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 725
19 Australia 796 817 838 475
20 India 533 655 706 348
21 Ireland 468 508 516 281
22 Luxembourg 373 398 513 266
23 Turkey 415 438 525 239
24 Singapore 397 439 443 236
25 Norway 520 481 495 230
26 Poland 390 455 460 200
27 Liechtenstein 333 322 392 197
28 Czech Republic 198 193 216 128
29 Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 105
30 Portugal 122 158 144 99
31 New Zealand 196 196 222 96
32 Russia 241 200 221 96
33 Brazil 202 183 234 78
34 South Africa 105 96 130 65
35 Hungary 94 100 102 53
36 Thailand 20 23 66 51
37 Mexico 61 63 68 37
38 Slovenia 114 123 98 35
39 Cyprus 42 39 50 31
40 Greece 81 80 82 24
41 Iceland 41 39 43 22
42 UAE 29 62 39 20
43 Lithuania 31 33 28 20
44 Slovakia 38 36 46 20
45 Chile 29 42 36 18
46 Estonia 34 33 35 17
47 Argentina 18 23 22 14
48 Malaysia 65 47 41 13
49 Bulgaria 30 32 26 12
50 Latvia 61 15 21 11
51 Colombia 19 13 21 10
52 Ukraine 18 11 23 9
53 Romania 33 32 18 9
54 Lebanon 4 3 8 8
55 Serbia 9 3 5 7
56 Iran 3 6 3 6
57 Egypt 7 5 1 6
58 Croatia 12 12 14 6
59 Kazakhstan 8 4 5 5
60 Bahrain 2 2 2 4
61 Uruguay 9 4 8 4
62 Qatar 17 8 11 4
63 Morocco 4 2 4 4
64 Angola 2 3
65 Kuwait 3 3 5 2
66 Philippines 21 7 4 2
67 Cuba 9 6 2 2
68 Peru 1 5 2 2
69 Panama 6 6 6 1
70 Syria 2 0 1 1
71 Vietnam 4 1 3 1
72 Pakistan 3 0 1 1
73 Azerbaijan 0 2 3 1
74 Belarus 4 3 3 1
75 Armenia 2 2 0 1
76 Bosnia 1 0 0 1
77 Jordan 3 6 2 1
78 Georgia 3 0 2 0
79 Indonesia 9 7 2 0
80 Venezuela 0 3 0 0
81 Jamaica 0 1 1 0
82 Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0
83 Tunisia 4 3 2 0
84 Bangladesh 9 0 0 0
85 North Korea 1 0 1 0
86 Oman 1 2 2 0
87 Costa rica 4 1 4 0
88 Algeria 5 0 0 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)