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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 2022 [Mar]
World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 135,184 110,090 21,213
1 USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 34,737 27,932 5,221
2 Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 20,826 17,133 3,397
3 Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 20,447 15,548 2,810
4 China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 7,021 6,970 1,448
5 France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 8,624 6,976 1,441
6 South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 7,098 5,892 1,113
7 Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 5,207 4,168 808
8 UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 4,189 3,459 678
9 Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 3,946 3,257 633
10 Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 4,092 3,094 597
11 Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 3,613 2,945 588
12 Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 1,818 1,374 312
13 Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 1,444 1,229 257
14 Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 1,577 1,240 229
15 Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 1,334 1,172 211
16 Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 1,474 1,168 205
17 Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 949 833 184
18 Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 1,155 977 149
19 Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 578 530 97
20 Australia 339 462 493 555 638 595 475 90
21 Norway 264 337 376 431 454 475 423 75
22 Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 381 259 69
23 Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 386 310 65
24 Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 441 329 62
25 India 189 253 267 370 403 412 335 52
26 Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 188 193 49
27 Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 205 204 46
28 Poland 156 186 222 236 242 283 242 41
29 Russia 85 114 138 163 135 141 110 28
30 Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 165 149 23
31 New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 172 136 22
32 Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 123 82 22
33 Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 123 121 16
34 Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 81 54 15
35 Greece 23 41 37 51 56 92 69 14
36 Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 96 80 13
37 South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 86 53 7
38 Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 19 23 6
39 Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 61 49 6
40 Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 18 36 6
41 Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 32 27 6
42 Chile 16 18 20 22 17 21 25 5
43 Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 21 20 5
44 Romania 10 20 14 11 16 24 12 4
45 UAE 5 14 23 25 30 37 35 4
46 Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 49 37 4
47 Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 30 40 4
48 Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 5 19 4
49 Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 33 20 3
50 Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 21 12 3
51 Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 11 8 2
52 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
53 Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 15 15 2
54 Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 3 7 2
55 Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 7 7 1
56 Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 8 12 1
57 Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1 0 1
58 Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 4 2 1
59 Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 8 0 1
60 Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 5 3 1
61 Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 1
62 Panama 3 1 2 3 3 1 1 1
63 Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 6 1 1
64 Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1
65 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
66 Peru 3 0 0 4 0 2 1 0
67 Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
69 Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 2 4 0
70 Oman 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
71 North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
72 Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 1 1 0
73 Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 0
74 Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
75 Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1 1 0
76 Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 4 7 0
77 Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 3 5 0
78 Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
79 Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 1 3 0
80 Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0
81 Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
82 Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 3 1 0
83 Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
84 Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0
85 Angola 2 1 3 4 0
86 Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 6 0 0
87 Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
88 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
89 Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0
90 Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1 7 0