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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 [Sep]
World World 326,971 334,674 352,587 341,104 392,617 390,576 363,829 269,084
1 USA USA 164,919 170,006 180,549 172,674 198,766 196,443 178,291 126,219
2 Japan Japan 55,351 52,961 53,365 50,944 57,465 55,205 48,405 35,820
3 China China 8,706 10,975 14,038 16,101 22,294 25,737 28,680 26,116
4 South Korea South Korea 20,703 22,618 23,539 22,764 24,743 24,587 22,120 17,153
5 Germany Germany 16,618 16,563 17,356 16,273 18,701 17,907 15,334 11,446
6 Taiwan Taiwan 13,179 12,823 12,603 11,618 12,412 12,805 11,675 8,792
7 France France 7,100 6,711 6,919 6,486 7,142 6,844 5,855 4,358
8 UK UK 4,777 4,892 5,478 5,468 6,484 6,217 5,576 3,988
9 Canada Canada 5,528 5,072 5,417 5,064 6,002 5,779 5,457 3,921
10 Switzerland Switzerland 4,598 4,613 4,974 4,585 5,266 4,983 5,038 3,906
11 Netherlands Netherlands 4,065 4,233 4,387 4,402 4,917 4,799 4,138 2,933
12 Sweden Sweden 3,438 3,560 3,722 3,596 3,993 3,774 3,608 2,787
13 Italy Italy 2,243 2,364 2,466 2,623 2,865 2,863 2,603 1,814
14 Singapore Singapore 1,662 1,865 1,905 1,791 2,029 1,977 1,918 1,427
15 Australia Australia 1,534 1,405 1,536 1,549 1,764 1,903 1,838 1,288
16 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 409 517 664 778 1,046 1,086 1,319 1,139
17 Denmark Denmark 1,175 1,197 1,236 1,244 1,433 1,397 1,351 1,136
18 Finland Finland 1,662 1,826 1,927 1,522 1,664 1,557 1,394 1,087
19 Ireland Ireland 764 833 831 1,083 1,572 1,578 1,376 1,046
20 Belgium Belgium 982 1,039 1,148 1,144 1,294 1,254 1,100 941
21 India India 897 909 1,045 1,036 1,218 1,179 1,058 832
22 Austria Austria 965 1,104 1,266 1,164 1,294 1,181 1,067 775
23 Spain Spain 668 607 669 625 729 733 635 541
24 Norway Norway 542 527 549 566 615 651 579 463
25 New Zealand New Zealand 280 274 299 319 375 409 385 298
26 Luxembourg Luxembourg 641 548 504 440 525 437 383 261
27 Brazil Brazil 278 258 269 244 269 265 218 184
28 Russia Russia 257 240 262 223 235 261 220 183
29 Turkey Turkey 105 111 171 160 202 175 168 125
30 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 154 149 148 163 221 215 209 119
31 Poland Poland 142 149 154 173 179 164 157 113
32 Cyprus Cyprus 68 87 130 118 118 114 118 100
33 Czech Republic Czech Republic 61 87 101 149 193 190 117 100
34 Mexico Mexico 138 157 208 160 182 147 130 88
35 UAE UAE 52 65 93 85 116 129 99 86
36 South Africa South Africa 145 147 136 129 149 131 101 81
37 Portugal Portugal 46 78 93 79 103 94 102 69
38 Thailand Thailand 57 52 73 74 115 150 98 59
39 Lithuania Lithuania 11 21 18 15 17 26 36 59
40 Iceland Iceland 66 62 71 55 63 73 56 58
41 Iran Iran 31 29 40 54 87 120 71 54
42 Greece Greece 49 48 74 64 83 71 72 52
43 Slovenia Slovenia 39 46 49 52 54 56 42 50
44 Chile Chile 61 48 47 38 55 54 61 46
45 Malaysia Malaysia 93 106 99 102 77 91 44 45
46 Hungary Hungary 68 58 82 66 79 80 63 44
47 Estonia Estonia 25 23 22 34 41 27 38 36
48 Qatar Qatar 8 13 22 29 31 29 28 32
49 Ukraine Ukraine 13 17 27 32 38 53 29 29
50 Colombia Colombia 30 35 24 36 33 46 38 28
51 Argentina Argentina 43 41 39 37 59 47 40 27
52 Bulgaria Bulgaria 43 22 17 16 19 10 18 19
53 Vietnam Vietnam 7 13 10 15 15 27 35 18
54 Croatia Croatia 8 7 13 12 15 11 12 16
55 Kuwait Kuwait 64 48 45 33 45 27 19 15
56 Philippines Philippines 23 16 23 23 18 18 24 15
57 Slovakia Slovakia 19 10 17 18 18 30 14 14
58 Romania Romania 12 9 8 7 5 12 23 12
59 Panama Panama 9 8 13 8 7 8 18 11
60 Jamaica Jamaica 4 4 8 2 6 7 1 10
61 Latvia Latvia 5 8 8 9 11 14 12 9
62 Pakistan Pakistan 13 15 12 11 17 13 9 8
63 Morocco Morocco 5 0 2 8 1 1 26 7
64 Belarus Belarus 3 3 5 9 6 5 0 7
65 Uruguay Uruguay 4 10 6 8 13 11 6 7
66 Egypt Egypt 13 13 11 16 10 14 13 7
67 Lebanon Lebanon 7 11 10 7 11 12 13 6
68 Serbia Serbia 2 2 4 5 11 9 14 5
69 Indonesia Indonesia 7 10 5 3 6 10 7 5
70 Georgia Georgia 3 1 3 4 3 4 6 4
71 Peru Peru 6 4 11 6 10 12 3 3
72 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 3 6 3 5 6 6 3
73 Armenia Armenia 1 2 0 4 1 3 4 3
74 Costa rica Costa rica 10 20 10 6 9 16 18 3
75 Venezuela Venezuela 25 7 4 4 3 2 4 3
76 Jordan Jordan 15 9 11 11 13 2 7 2
77 Tunisia Tunisia 2 2 3 0 2 0 2 2
78 Afghanistan Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
79 Algeria Algeria 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1
80 Syria Syria 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1
81 Bahrain Bahrain 0 0 3 3 2 4 2 1
82 Nigeria Nigeria 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 1
83 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 1 1 3 3 1 2 1
84 Paraguay Paraguay 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 1
85 Oman Oman 4 0 5 5 3 3 2 0
86 North Korea North Korea 8 11 4 5 7 4 4 0
87 Cuba Cuba 12 10 11 7 3 4 5 0
88 Iraq Iraq 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
89 Bosnia Bosnia 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
90 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
91 Angola Angola 3 1 6 6 0
92 Yemen Yemen 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
93 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 1 5 3 3 0 0 0
Total patents in USPTO (Patent)