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