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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 2021 [June]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 135,184 57,168
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 34,737 14,389
2 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 20,826 8,873
3 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 20,447 8,395
4 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 8,624 3,584
5 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 7,021 3,395
6 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 7,098 3,066
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 5,207 2,168
8 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 4,189 1,792
9 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 3,946 1,666
10 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 4,092 1,607
11 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 3,613 1,535
12 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 1,818 712
13 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 1,577 656
14 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 1,444 636
15 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 1,474 621
16 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 1,334 606
17 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 1,155 519
18 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 949 442
19 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 578 270
20 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 638 595 249
21 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 454 475 224
22 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 441 177
23 India India 189 253 267 370 403 412 165
24 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 386 164
25 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 381 131
26 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 188 125
27 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 242 283 116
28 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 205 115
29 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 165 75
30 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 172 66
31 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 135 141 53
32 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 123 45
33 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 123 44
34 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 96 40
35 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 56 92 32
36 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 81 29
37 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 86 29
38 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 61 28
39 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 49 23
40 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 30 22
41 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 18 20
42 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 30 37 18
43 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 32 16
44 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 17 21 14
45 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 5 13
46 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 19 11
47 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 33 9
48 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 21 9
49 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 15 7
50 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 11 6
51 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 4 6
52 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 21 6
53 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 8 5
54 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 7 5
55 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 16 24 5
56 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1 3
57 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 3 3
58 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 2 3
59 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 4 2
60 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 3 2
61 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 1 2
62 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0 1
63 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 1 1
64 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 3 1 1
65 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 2 1
66 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 5 1
67 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
68 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 3 0
69 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 8 0
70 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
71 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
72 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1 0
73 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
74 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
75 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 6 0
76 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0 0
77 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
78 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
79 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 2 0
81 Paraguay Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
82 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0 2 0
83 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
84 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
85 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
86 Angola Angola 2 1 3 4 0
87 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
88 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 3 0
89 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1 0
90 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 6 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)