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