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Indicator : Nanotechnology patents in EPO (Patent)
Description : The indicator shows the number of nanotechnology granted patents in EPO. According to ISO/TS 18110 (First Edition 2015-08-15), the definition of nanotechnology patents is “patents that include at least one claim related to nanotechnology or patents classified with an IPC classification code related to nanotechnology such as B82.
Source : Orbit.com

Nanotechnology patents in EPO (Patent)

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 [June]
World 243 345 471 493 483 582 613 728 747 852 1,001 1,133 1,255 1,289 1,415 2,006 2,386 2,908 3,155 3,138 1,525
1 USA 76 116 157 174 169 176 208 219 227 266 271 306 350 361 421 577 669 856 962 952 447
2 Germany 39 73 107 99 86 123 119 151 127 162 208 208 243 206 229 289 354 355 406 325 181
3 South Korea 1 0 1 6 88 14 21 32 40 34 35 49 55 73 52 105 166 251 236 301 135
4 France 40 46 60 55 52 63 56 70 77 87 120 128 145 140 152 208 236 288 284 238 132
5 Japan 37 41 46 41 46 57 62 57 70 74 97 133 134 141 131 188 265 318 309 279 120
6 China 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 7 1 9 9 15 16 14 28 59 64 90 103 135 78
7 Switzerland 5 9 24 16 23 22 32 36 42 29 33 37 47 63 48 75 95 103 98 94 64
8 UK 10 19 18 22 19 22 20 20 22 27 30 45 38 45 45 81 89 114 139 144 57
9 Netherlands 9 7 13 15 16 18 23 25 27 37 38 37 45 38 43 71 69 89 100 93 35
10 Belgium 1 6 5 6 14 8 9 12 11 9 30 23 17 23 33 29 36 48 47 47 32
11 Italy 5 6 9 20 12 10 14 23 22 31 22 43 37 29 47 49 61 56 77 78 32
12 Canada 7 9 4 7 4 15 5 13 10 9 8 17 21 14 14 22 29 38 54 38 29
13 Finland 2 0 1 5 4 4 2 5 4 11 5 7 5 9 12 29 27 42 45 61 26
14 Spain 2 0 2 3 2 6 3 7 8 6 6 11 10 15 15 32 37 42 55 47 21
15 Sweden 2 6 3 7 4 10 7 9 10 9 11 10 20 22 16 36 35 34 35 24 19
16 Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 11 14 10 12 25 17
17 Taiwan 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 5 3 12 8 6 8 12 19 15 20 30 33 12
18 India 0 0 0 2 1 6 3 2 3 6 3 5 4 14 11 15 19 21 21 20 11
19 Australia 1 1 2 2 3 6 3 3 2 8 12 5 7 9 14 20 16 20 21 26 9
20 Denmark 1 0 0 2 1 5 1 9 7 6 8 14 15 8 4 14 15 12 13 21 8
21 Luxembourg 1 2 2 1 2 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 4 2 0 5 15 6 19 9 8
22 Ireland 1 2 8 2 8 6 6 10 7 8 4 7 8 5 4 6 3 6 7 15 7
23 Norway 0 1 1 0 2 1 6 1 3 5 4 3 2 3 4 8 8 6 10 13 7
24 Austria 3 5 1 5 6 8 9 3 5 12 7 13 9 14 16 15 16 18 20 29 7
25 Singapore 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 5 3 6 12 5 8 2 14 8 14 19 23 6
26 Portugal 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 4 1 4 5 8 6 6
27 Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 3 3 8 6 6 9 8 12 11 5
28 Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 5 4
29 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 3 3 1 8 14 16 13 15 16 4
30 Brazil 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 3 1 3 6 9 9 6 3
31 Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 6 11 10 5 13 11 3
32 Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2
33 Russia 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 4 3 6 4 8 2 6 2
34 Liechtenstein 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 3 2 0 2 3 2 5 1 1 4 1 2
35 Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 5 1 4 8 3 9 2
36 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
37 Slovakia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
38 Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 1
39 New Zealand 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 2 2 1
40 South Africa 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 3 1 6 4 5 4 5 3 1
41 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 5 2 3 5 3 2 1
42 UAE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
43 Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
44 Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
45 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 Vietnam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
48 Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
49 Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
50 Venezuela 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 Ukraine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
54 Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
55 Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
56 Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 Costa rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
58 Malaysia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
60 Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
61 Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
62 Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
63 Estonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0
64 Lithuania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 1 3 0
65 Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
66 Romania 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 5 3 0 4 0