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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 [Sep]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 103,520
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 26,580
2 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 16,131
3 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 15,618
4 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 6,611
5 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 5,461
6 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 5,256
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 4,019
8 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 3,210
9 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 3,149
10 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 2,989
11 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 2,769
12 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 1,404
13 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 1,216
14 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 1,118
15 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 1,118
16 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 1,010
17 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 877
18 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 725
19 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 638 452
20 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 434
21 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 454 361
22 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 334
23 India India 189 253 267 370 403 306
24 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 299
25 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 297
26 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 242 225
27 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 151
28 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 132
29 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 128
30 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 125
31 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 135 111
32 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 99
33 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 97
34 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 74
35 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 56 73
36 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 72
37 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 56
38 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 43
39 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 38
40 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 30 31
41 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 27
42 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 20
43 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 20
44 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 16 19
45 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 17 18
46 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 17
47 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 16
48 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 14
49 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 13
50 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 10
51 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 9
52 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 7
53 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 6
54 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 6
55 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 5
56 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 5
57 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 4
58 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 4
59 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 3
60 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 3
61 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 3
62 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 3
63 Angola Angola 2 1 3 2
64 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 2
65 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 2
66 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1 2
67 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0 2
68 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 2
69 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 1
70 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 1
71 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 1
72 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1
73 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1
74 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1
75 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 1
76 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 1
77 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 1
78 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1
79 Paraguay Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 1
80 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0
81 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0
83 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 0
84 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0
85 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0
86 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 3 0
87 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0
88 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0
89 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0
90 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)