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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 [June]
World World 326,971 334,674 352,587 341,104 392,617 390,576 363,829 178,718
1 USA USA 164,919 170,006 180,549 172,674 198,766 196,443 178,291 83,800
2 Japan Japan 55,351 52,961 53,365 50,944 57,465 55,205 48,405 23,622
3 China China 8,706 10,975 14,038 16,101 22,294 25,737 28,680 17,448
4 South Korea South Korea 20,703 22,618 23,539 22,764 24,743 24,587 22,120 11,290
5 Germany Germany 16,618 16,563 17,356 16,273 18,701 17,907 15,334 7,711
6 Taiwan Taiwan 13,179 12,823 12,603 11,618 12,412 12,805 11,675 5,851
7 France France 7,100 6,711 6,919 6,486 7,142 6,844 5,855 2,883
8 UK UK 4,777 4,892 5,478 5,468 6,484 6,217 5,576 2,687
9 Switzerland Switzerland 4,598 4,613 4,974 4,585 5,266 4,983 5,038 2,549
10 Canada Canada 5,528 5,072 5,417 5,064 6,002 5,779 5,457 2,532
11 Netherlands Netherlands 4,065 4,233 4,387 4,402 4,917 4,799 4,138 1,967
12 Sweden Sweden 3,438 3,560 3,722 3,596 3,993 3,774 3,608 1,908
13 Italy Italy 2,243 2,364 2,466 2,623 2,865 2,863 2,603 1,166
14 Singapore Singapore 1,662 1,865 1,905 1,791 2,029 1,977 1,918 949
15 Australia Australia 1,534 1,405 1,536 1,549 1,764 1,903 1,838 883
16 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 409 517 664 778 1,046 1,086 1,319 776
17 Denmark Denmark 1,175 1,197 1,236 1,244 1,433 1,397 1,351 741
18 Finland Finland 1,662 1,826 1,927 1,522 1,664 1,557 1,394 727
19 Ireland Ireland 764 833 831 1,083 1,572 1,578 1,376 684
20 Belgium Belgium 982 1,039 1,148 1,144 1,294 1,254 1,100 636
21 India India 897 909 1,045 1,036 1,218 1,179 1,058 546
22 Austria Austria 965 1,104 1,266 1,164 1,294 1,181 1,067 523
23 Spain Spain 668 607 669 625 729 733 635 355
24 Norway Norway 542 527 549 566 615 651 579 318
25 New Zealand New Zealand 280 274 299 319 375 409 385 190
26 Luxembourg Luxembourg 641 548 504 440 525 437 383 181
27 Brazil Brazil 278 258 269 244 269 265 218 130
28 Russia Russia 257 240 262 223 235 261 220 116
29 Turkey Turkey 105 111 171 160 202 175 168 84
30 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 154 149 148 163 221 215 209 80
31 Poland Poland 142 149 154 173 179 164 157 74
32 Czech Republic Czech Republic 61 87 101 149 193 190 117 72
33 Cyprus Cyprus 68 87 130 118 118 114 118 65
34 UAE UAE 52 65 93 85 116 129 99 59
35 South Africa South Africa 145 147 136 129 149 131 101 54
36 Mexico Mexico 138 157 208 160 182 147 130 53
37 Portugal Portugal 46 78 93 79 103 94 102 43
38 Iceland Iceland 66 62 71 55 63 73 56 41
39 Thailand Thailand 57 52 73 74 115 150 98 41
40 Iran Iran 31 29 40 54 87 120 71 37
41 Lithuania Lithuania 11 21 18 15 17 26 36 36
42 Slovenia Slovenia 39 46 49 52 54 56 42 34
43 Chile Chile 61 48 47 38 55 54 61 31
44 Greece Greece 49 48 74 64 83 71 72 30
45 Malaysia Malaysia 93 106 99 102 77 91 44 29
46 Hungary Hungary 68 58 82 66 79 80 63 28
47 Estonia Estonia 25 23 22 34 41 27 38 23
48 Qatar Qatar 8 13 22 29 31 29 28 22
49 Colombia Colombia 30 35 24 36 33 46 38 21
50 Ukraine Ukraine 13 17 27 32 38 53 29 20
51 Argentina Argentina 43 41 39 37 59 47 40 17
52 Vietnam Vietnam 7 13 10 15 15 27 35 14
53 Bulgaria Bulgaria 43 22 17 16 19 10 18 12
54 Philippines Philippines 23 16 23 23 18 18 24 10
55 Croatia Croatia 8 7 13 12 15 11 12 10
56 Slovakia Slovakia 19 10 17 18 18 30 14 10
57 Romania Romania 12 9 8 7 5 12 23 9
58 Panama Panama 9 8 13 8 7 8 18 8
59 Kuwait Kuwait 64 48 45 33 45 27 19 7
60 Belarus Belarus 3 3 5 9 6 5 0 6
61 Latvia Latvia 5 8 8 9 11 14 12 5
62 Pakistan Pakistan 13 15 12 11 17 13 9 5
63 Egypt Egypt 13 13 11 16 10 14 13 5
64 Morocco Morocco 5 0 2 8 1 1 26 5
65 Jamaica Jamaica 4 4 8 2 6 7 1 4
66 Uruguay Uruguay 4 10 6 8 13 11 6 4
67 Indonesia Indonesia 7 10 5 3 6 10 7 4
68 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 3 6 3 5 6 6 3
69 Lebanon Lebanon 7 11 10 7 11 12 13 3
70 Armenia Armenia 1 2 0 4 1 3 4 3
71 Serbia Serbia 2 2 4 5 11 9 14 2
72 Georgia Georgia 3 1 3 4 3 4 6 2
73 Costa rica Costa rica 10 20 10 6 9 16 18 2
74 Peru Peru 6 4 11 6 10 12 3 2
75 Paraguay Paraguay 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 1
76 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 1 1 3 3 1 2 1
77 Jordan Jordan 15 9 11 11 13 2 7 1
78 Tunisia Tunisia 2 2 3 0 2 0 2 1
79 Bahrain Bahrain 0 0 3 3 2 4 2 1
80 Algeria Algeria 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1
81 Syria Syria 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1
82 Cuba Cuba 12 10 11 7 3 4 5 0
83 Venezuela Venezuela 25 7 4 4 3 2 4 0
84 Oman Oman 4 0 5 5 3 3 2 0
85 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
86 North Korea North Korea 8 11 4 5 7 4 4 0
87 Nigeria Nigeria 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 0
88 Yemen Yemen 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
89 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 1 5 3 3 0 0 0
90 Angola Angola 3 1 6 6 0
91 Bosnia Bosnia 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
92 Iraq Iraq 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Total patents in USPTO (Patent)