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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 [June]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 68,013
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 17,536
2 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 10,490
3 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 10,459
4 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 4,272
5 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 3,611
6 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 3,363
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 2,657
8 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 2,118
9 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 2,031
10 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 1,955
11 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 1,872
12 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 943
13 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 783
14 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 772
15 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 716
16 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 648
17 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 556
18 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 462
19 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 638 287
20 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 271
21 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 454 257
22 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 217
23 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 209
24 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 206
25 India India 189 253 267 370 403 194
26 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 242 150
27 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 104
28 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 86
29 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 82
30 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 77
31 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 70
32 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 135 68
33 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 55
34 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 50
35 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 47
36 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 46
37 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 56 44
38 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 27
39 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 22
40 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 19
41 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 30 18
42 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 14
43 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 14
44 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 16 12
45 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 17 11
46 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 10
47 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 10
48 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 10
49 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 9
50 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 5
51 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 5
52 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 5
53 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 4
54 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 3
55 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 3
56 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 3
57 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 3
58 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1 2
59 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0 2
60 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 2
61 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 2
62 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 2
63 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1
64 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 1
65 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 1
66 Angola Angola 2 1 3 1
67 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1
68 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 1
69 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1
70 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 1
71 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1
72 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 1
73 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 0
74 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0
75 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 0
76 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 0
77 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0
79 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 0
80 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0
81 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 0
82 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0
83 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 0
84 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0
85 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0
86 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0
87 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0
88 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 3 0
89 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)