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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 2020 [Mar]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 32,282
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 8,133
2 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 5,044
3 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 4,963
4 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 2,139
5 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 1,740
6 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 1,563
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 1,270
8 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 1,004
9 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 945
10 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 943
11 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 914
12 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 423
13 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 377
14 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 371
15 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 330
16 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 311
17 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 264
18 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 230
19 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 638 148
20 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 129
21 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 124
22 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 454 116
23 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 105
24 India India 189 253 267 370 403 94
25 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 90
26 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 242 80
27 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 43
28 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 37
29 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 34
30 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 33
31 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 33
32 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 32
33 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 135 28
34 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 22
35 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 18
36 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 18
37 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 56 17
38 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 15
39 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 12
40 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 8
41 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 8
42 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 17 7
43 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 6
44 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 16 5
45 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 4
46 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 30 4
47 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 4
48 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 3
49 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 3
50 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 3
51 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 2
52 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 2
53 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 2
54 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 2
55 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1 1
56 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 1
57 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1
58 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0 1
59 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 1
60 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 1
61 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1
62 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 1
63 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1
64 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1
65 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 0
66 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 0
67 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 0
68 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 0
69 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 0
70 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0
71 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0
72 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0
73 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 3 0
74 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0
75 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 0
76 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 0
77 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 0
78 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0
79 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 0
80 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 0
82 Angola Angola 2 1 3 0
83 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0
84 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 0
85 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0
86 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 0
87 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 0
88 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)