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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 2019 2020 2021 [June]
World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 94,938 46,081
1 Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 21,577 10,221
2 USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 15,650 7,116
3 China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 12,021 6,448
4 Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 12,423 6,047
5 South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 7,998 3,673
6 France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 4,001 2,054
7 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 3,168 1,619
8 Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 2,050 1,079
9 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 2,251 1,062
10 UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 2,108 1,015
11 Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 1,326 690
12 Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 1,381 663
13 Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 1,129 631
14 Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 1,230 612
15 Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 942 491
16 Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 798 374
17 Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 782 325
18 Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 668 282
19 Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 395 206
20 India 533 655 706 288 281 266 136
21 Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 238 131
22 Poland 390 455 460 197 265 269 126
23 Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 155 112
24 Russia 241 200 221 182 202 244 103
25 Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 199 101
26 Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 136 82
27 Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 161 57
28 Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 133 56
29 Norway 520 481 495 136 151 146 54
30 Australia 796 817 838 115 135 146 53
31 Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 119 52
32 Greece 81 80 82 42 47 48 39
33 Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 56 38
34 New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 65 31
35 Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 32 28
36 Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 45 22
37 Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 20 18
38 Chile 29 42 36 32 48 30 16
39 Romania 33 32 18 10 22 28 16
40 Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 31 14
41 Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 37 14
42 Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 19 11
43 UAE 29 62 39 15 8 3 11
44 Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 27 9
45 Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 16 9
46 Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 12 7
47 Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 13 6
48 Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 12 6
49 Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 8 5
50 Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 12 5
51 Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 15 5
52 South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 9 4
53 Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 13 3
54 Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 4 3
55 Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 6 3
56 Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0 2
57 Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0 2
58 Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 1 2
59 Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0 2
60 Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0 1
61 Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 2 1
62 Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 7 1
63 Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
64 Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1 1
65 Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0 0
66 Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
67 Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
68 Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 3 0
69 Oman 1 2 2 0 1 2 0
70 Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
71 Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 1 0
72 Angola 2 3 5 5 0
73 Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 5 0
74 Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 4 0
75 Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
76 Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 1 0
77 Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 2 0
78 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
80 Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 1 0
81 Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1 0
82 Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 2 0
83 Panama 6 6 6 1 3 2 0
84 Peru 1 5 2 3 2 6 0
85 Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 2 0
86 Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 4 0
87 Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
88 Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 2 0
89 Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0 0