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Indicator : Total patents in EPO (Patent)
Description : The indicator shows the number of total granted patents in EPO. 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 EPO (Patent)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 [Mar]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 32,472
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 7,916
2 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 5,370
3 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 5,212
4 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 2,244
5 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 1,800
6 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 1,445
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 1,172
8 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 1,054
9 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 1,025
10 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 923
11 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 892
12 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 400
13 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 397
14 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 386
15 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 332
16 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 311
17 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 240
18 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 228
19 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 138
20 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 135
21 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 119
22 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 111
23 India India 189 253 267 370 102
24 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 97
25 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 84
26 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 50
27 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 43
28 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 42
29 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 39
30 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 34
31 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 31
32 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 30
33 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 24
34 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 19
35 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 15
36 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 13
37 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 13
38 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 13
39 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 11
40 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 9
41 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 8
42 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 8
43 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 7
44 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 6
45 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 5
46 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 5
47 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 5
48 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 5
49 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 4
50 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 4
51 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 3
52 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 3
53 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 2
54 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 2
55 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 2
56 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 2
57 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 2
58 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 2
59 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 1
60 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 1
61 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1
62 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1
63 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 1
64 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 1
65 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1
66 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1
67 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 1
68 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 1
69 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 1
70 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0
71 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 0
72 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 0
73 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 0
74 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0
75 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0
76 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0
77 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 0
78 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 0
79 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 0
80 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 0
81 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0
82 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0
83 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0
84 Angola Angola 2 1 0
85 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 0
86 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0
87 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0
88 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)