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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 [June]
World World 326,971 334,674 352,587 341,104 392,617 194,216
1 USA USA 164,919 170,006 180,549 172,674 198,766 98,354
2 Japan Japan 55,351 52,961 53,365 50,944 57,465 27,862
3 China China 8,706 10,975 14,038 16,101 22,294 12,400
4 South Korea South Korea 20,703 22,618 23,539 22,764 24,743 12,288
5 Germany Germany 16,618 16,563 17,356 16,273 18,701 8,936
6 Taiwan Taiwan 13,179 12,823 12,603 11,618 12,412 6,038
7 France France 7,100 6,711 6,919 6,486 7,142 3,508
8 UK UK 4,777 4,892 5,478 5,468 6,484 3,098
9 Canada Canada 5,528 5,072 5,417 5,064 6,002 2,812
10 Switzerland Switzerland 4,598 4,613 4,974 4,585 5,266 2,541
11 Netherlands Netherlands 4,065 4,233 4,387 4,402 4,917 2,412
12 Sweden Sweden 3,438 3,560 3,722 3,596 3,993 1,884
13 Italy Italy 2,243 2,364 2,466 2,623 2,865 1,356
14 Australia Australia 1,534 1,405 1,536 1,549 1,764 918
15 Singapore Singapore 1,662 1,865 1,905 1,791 2,029 916
16 Ireland Ireland 764 833 831 1,083 1,572 820
17 Finland Finland 1,662 1,826 1,927 1,522 1,664 784
18 Denmark Denmark 1,175 1,197 1,236 1,244 1,433 704
19 Belgium Belgium 982 1,039 1,148 1,144 1,294 622
20 India India 897 909 1,045 1,036 1,218 601
21 Austria Austria 965 1,104 1,266 1,164 1,294 574
22 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 409 517 664 778 1,046 545
23 Spain Spain 668 607 669 625 729 362
24 Norway Norway 542 527 549 566 615 320
25 Luxembourg Luxembourg 641 548 504 440 525 216
26 New Zealand New Zealand 280 274 299 319 375 182
27 Brazil Brazil 278 258 269 244 269 127
28 Russia Russia 257 240 262 223 235 120
29 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 154 149 148 163 221 111
30 Turkey Turkey 105 111 171 160 202 93
31 Czech Republic Czech Republic 61 87 101 149 193 89
32 Thailand Thailand 57 52 73 74 115 73
33 Poland Poland 142 149 154 173 179 73
34 Mexico Mexico 138 157 208 160 182 71
35 South Africa South Africa 145 147 136 129 149 62
36 Iran Iran 31 29 40 54 87 60
37 Cyprus Cyprus 68 87 130 118 118 59
38 UAE UAE 52 65 93 85 116 55
39 Malaysia Malaysia 93 106 99 102 77 49
40 Portugal Portugal 46 78 93 79 103 49
41 Hungary Hungary 68 58 82 66 79 47
42 Iceland Iceland 66 62 71 55 63 36
43 Greece Greece 49 48 74 64 83 35
44 Chile Chile 61 48 47 38 55 29
45 Slovenia Slovenia 39 46 49 52 54 25
46 Ukraine Ukraine 13 17 27 32 38 24
47 Colombia Colombia 30 35 24 36 33 20
48 Kuwait Kuwait 64 48 45 33 45 17
49 Argentina Argentina 43 41 39 37 59 16
50 Lithuania Lithuania 11 21 18 15 17 16
51 Qatar Qatar 8 13 22 29 31 15
52 Slovakia Slovakia 19 10 17 18 18 14
53 Philippines Philippines 23 16 23 23 18 13
54 Estonia Estonia 25 23 22 34 41 12
55 Latvia Latvia 5 8 8 9 11 9
56 Egypt Egypt 13 13 11 16 10 9
57 Pakistan Pakistan 13 15 12 11 17 7
58 Indonesia Indonesia 7 10 5 3 6 7
59 Bulgaria Bulgaria 43 22 17 16 19 6
60 Vietnam Vietnam 7 13 10 15 15 6
61 Romania Romania 12 9 8 7 5 6
62 Croatia Croatia 8 7 13 12 15 5
63 Serbia Serbia 2 2 4 5 11 5
64 Jamaica Jamaica 4 4 8 2 6 4
65 Costa rica Costa rica 10 20 10 6 9 4
66 Angola Angola 3 1 6 3
67 Georgia Georgia 3 1 3 4 3 3
68 Uruguay Uruguay 4 10 6 8 13 3
69 Peru Peru 6 4 11 6 10 3
70 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 3 6 3 5 3
71 Jordan Jordan 15 9 11 11 13 2
72 Lebanon Lebanon 7 11 10 7 11 2
73 Armenia Armenia 1 2 0 4 1 2
74 Bahrain Bahrain 0 0 3 3 2 2
75 Paraguay Paraguay 1 0 0 3 0 2
76 Panama Panama 9 8 13 8 7 1
77 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 1 1 3 3 1
78 Belarus Belarus 3 3 5 9 6 1
79 Nigeria Nigeria 0 1 3 0 0 1
80 Morocco Morocco 5 0 2 8 1 1
81 Venezuela Venezuela 25 7 4 4 3 1
82 Cuba Cuba 12 10 11 7 3 1
83 Oman Oman 4 0 5 5 3 1
84 Algeria Algeria 1 1 1 2 0 0
85 Bosnia Bosnia 0 1 1 1 0 0
86 Iraq Iraq 1 0 1 0 0 0
87 North Korea North Korea 8 11 4 5 7 0
88 Yemen Yemen 0 1 1 0 0 0
89 Syria Syria 2 0 2 1 1 0
90 Tunisia Tunisia 2 2 3 0 2 0
91 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 1 2 1 1 0
92 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 1 5 3 3 0
Total patents in USPTO (Patent)