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