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Indicator : Total patents in USPTO (Patent)
Description : The indicator shows the number of total granted patents in USPTO. 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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Total patents in USPTO (Patent)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 [Mar]
World World 326,971 334,674 352,587 341,104 392,617 390,576 363,829 85,610
1 USA USA 164,919 170,006 180,549 172,674 198,766 196,443 178,291 40,579
2 Japan Japan 55,351 52,961 53,365 50,944 57,465 55,205 48,405 11,246
3 China China 8,706 10,975 14,038 16,101 22,294 25,737 28,680 7,898
4 South Korea South Korea 20,703 22,618 23,539 22,764 24,743 24,587 22,120 5,381
5 Germany Germany 16,618 16,563 17,356 16,273 18,701 17,907 15,334 3,738
6 Taiwan Taiwan 13,179 12,823 12,603 11,618 12,412 12,805 11,675 2,682
7 France France 7,100 6,711 6,919 6,486 7,142 6,844 5,855 1,364
8 UK UK 4,777 4,892 5,478 5,468 6,484 6,217 5,576 1,322
9 Switzerland Switzerland 4,598 4,613 4,974 4,585 5,266 4,983 5,038 1,210
10 Canada Canada 5,528 5,072 5,417 5,064 6,002 5,779 5,457 1,195
11 Netherlands Netherlands 4,065 4,233 4,387 4,402 4,917 4,799 4,138 996
12 Sweden Sweden 3,438 3,560 3,722 3,596 3,993 3,774 3,608 925
13 Italy Italy 2,243 2,364 2,466 2,623 2,865 2,863 2,603 542
14 Singapore Singapore 1,662 1,865 1,905 1,791 2,029 1,977 1,918 486
15 Australia Australia 1,534 1,405 1,536 1,549 1,764 1,903 1,838 422
16 Ireland Ireland 764 833 831 1,083 1,572 1,578 1,376 370
17 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 409 517 664 778 1,046 1,086 1,319 370
18 Finland Finland 1,662 1,826 1,927 1,522 1,664 1,557 1,394 361
19 Denmark Denmark 1,175 1,197 1,236 1,244 1,433 1,397 1,351 346
20 Belgium Belgium 982 1,039 1,148 1,144 1,294 1,254 1,100 303
21 Austria Austria 965 1,104 1,266 1,164 1,294 1,181 1,067 258
22 India India 897 909 1,045 1,036 1,218 1,179 1,058 254
23 Norway Norway 542 527 549 566 615 651 579 169
24 Spain Spain 668 607 669 625 729 733 635 166
25 New Zealand New Zealand 280 274 299 319 375 409 385 97
26 Luxembourg Luxembourg 641 548 504 440 525 437 383 83
27 Brazil Brazil 278 258 269 244 269 265 218 63
28 Russia Russia 257 240 262 223 235 261 220 61
29 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 154 149 148 163 221 215 209 41
30 Czech Republic Czech Republic 61 87 101 149 193 190 117 41
31 Cyprus Cyprus 68 87 130 118 118 114 118 40
32 Poland Poland 142 149 154 173 179 164 157 33
33 Turkey Turkey 105 111 171 160 202 175 168 33
34 Mexico Mexico 138 157 208 160 182 147 130 29
35 South Africa South Africa 145 147 136 129 149 131 101 28
36 UAE UAE 52 65 93 85 116 129 99 27
37 Iceland Iceland 66 62 71 55 63 73 56 21
38 Portugal Portugal 46 78 93 79 103 94 102 20
39 Greece Greece 49 48 74 64 83 71 72 20
40 Thailand Thailand 57 52 73 74 115 150 98 20
41 Iran Iran 31 29 40 54 87 120 71 18
42 Hungary Hungary 68 58 82 66 79 80 63 14
43 Slovenia Slovenia 39 46 49 52 54 56 42 14
44 Ukraine Ukraine 13 17 27 32 38 53 29 14
45 Malaysia Malaysia 93 106 99 102 77 91 44 13
46 Chile Chile 61 48 47 38 55 54 61 13
47 Estonia Estonia 25 23 22 34 41 27 38 13
48 Qatar Qatar 8 13 22 29 31 29 28 12
49 Lithuania Lithuania 11 21 18 15 17 26 36 8
50 Bulgaria Bulgaria 43 22 17 16 19 10 18 8
51 Croatia Croatia 8 7 13 12 15 11 12 7
52 Vietnam Vietnam 7 13 10 15 15 27 35 7
53 Philippines Philippines 23 16 23 23 18 18 24 6
54 Colombia Colombia 30 35 24 36 33 46 38 6
55 Slovakia Slovakia 19 10 17 18 18 30 14 5
56 Argentina Argentina 43 41 39 37 59 47 40 5
57 Belarus Belarus 3 3 5 9 6 5 0 4
58 Egypt Egypt 13 13 11 16 10 14 13 4
59 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 3 6 3 5 6 6 3
60 Nigeria Nigeria 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 3
61 Kuwait Kuwait 64 48 45 33 45 27 19 3
62 Romania Romania 12 9 8 7 5 12 23 3
63 Pakistan Pakistan 13 15 12 11 17 13 9 2
64 Panama Panama 9 8 13 8 7 8 18 2
65 Morocco Morocco 5 0 2 8 1 1 26 2
66 Jamaica Jamaica 4 4 8 2 6 7 1 2
67 Georgia Georgia 3 1 3 4 3 4 6 2
68 Armenia Armenia 1 2 0 4 1 3 4 2
69 Serbia Serbia 2 2 4 5 11 9 14 1
70 Lebanon Lebanon 7 11 10 7 11 12 13 1
71 Latvia Latvia 5 8 8 9 11 14 12 1
72 Algeria Algeria 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1
73 Syria Syria 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1
74 Costa rica Costa rica 10 20 10 6 9 16 18 1
75 Bahrain Bahrain 0 0 3 3 2 4 2 1
76 Angola Angola 3 1 6 6 0
77 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
78 Bosnia Bosnia 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
79 Oman Oman 4 0 5 5 3 3 2 0
80 Iraq Iraq 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
81 Jordan Jordan 15 9 11 11 13 2 7 0
82 Yemen Yemen 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
83 Indonesia Indonesia 7 10 5 3 6 10 7 0
84 Paraguay Paraguay 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0
85 Cuba Cuba 12 10 11 7 3 4 5 0
86 Peru Peru 6 4 11 6 10 12 3 0
87 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 1 5 3 3 0 0 0
88 Tunisia Tunisia 2 2 3 0 2 0 2 0
89 Uruguay Uruguay 4 10 6 8 13 11 6 0
90 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 1 1 3 3 1 2 0
91 Venezuela Venezuela 25 7 4 4 3 2 4 0
92 North Korea North Korea 8 11 4 5 7 4 4 0
Total patents in USPTO (Patent)