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Indicator : Total patents in EPO (Patent)
Description : The indicator shows the number of total granted patents 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.
Source : Orbit.com

Total patents in EPO (Patent)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 [Sep]
World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 135,184 85,382
1 USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 34,737 21,574
2 Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 20,826 13,395
3 Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 20,447 12,185
4 France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 8,624 5,410
5 China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 7,021 5,321
6 South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 7,098 4,578
7 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 5,207 3,266
8 UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 4,189 2,636
9 Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 3,946 2,454
10 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 4,092 2,318
11 Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 3,613 2,264
12 Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 1,818 1,068
13 Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 1,577 973
14 Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 1,444 969
15 Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 1,334 914
16 Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 1,474 892
17 Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 1,155 776
18 Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 949 655
19 Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 578 396
20 Australia 339 462 493 555 638 595 371
21 Norway 264 337 376 431 454 475 322
22 India 189 253 267 370 403 412 265
23 Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 441 262
24 Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 386 240
25 Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 381 198
26 Poland 156 186 222 236 242 283 182
27 Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 205 163
28 Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 188 157
29 Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 165 106
30 New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 172 99
31 Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 123 87
32 Russia 85 114 138 163 135 141 84
33 Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 123 66
34 Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 96 57
35 Greece 23 41 37 51 56 92 53
36 Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 81 42
37 South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 86 39
38 Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 61 35
39 Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 49 31
40 Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 30 30
41 UAE 5 14 23 25 30 37 29
42 Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 32 25
43 Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 18 25
44 Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 19 20
45 Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 33 18
46 Chile 16 18 20 22 17 21 17
47 Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 21 16
48 Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 5 16
49 Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 21 11
50 Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 15 9
51 Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 8 8
52 Romania 10 20 14 11 16 24 8
53 Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 7 7
54 Angola 2 1 3 4 6
55 Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 4 6
56 Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 11 6
57 Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1 5
58 Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 3 5
59 Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 3 4
60 Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 2 3
61 Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 1 3
62 Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 5 2
63 Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 4 2
64 Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 6 1
65 Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 1 1
66 North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
67 Panama 3 1 2 3 3 1 1
68 Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0 1
69 Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 2 1
70 Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 2 1
71 Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
72 Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
73 Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 3 1
74 Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 1 1
75 Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
76 Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0 0
77 Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
78 Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1 0
79 Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 6 0
80 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
81 Oman 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
82 Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
83 Peru 3 0 0 4 0 2 0
84 Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
85 Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
86 Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1 0
87 Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
88 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
89 Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 8 0
90 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 3 0