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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.
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Nanotechnology patents in EPO (Patent)

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