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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 [Mar]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 135,184 27,610
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 34,737 6,870
2 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 20,826 4,362
3 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 20,447 4,078
4 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 8,624 1,763
5 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 7,021 1,643
6 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 7,098 1,428
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 5,207 1,044
8 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 4,189 864
9 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 4,092 789
10 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 3,613 780
11 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 3,946 778
12 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 1,818 338
13 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 1,577 328
14 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 1,444 322
15 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 1,474 320
16 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 1,334 291
17 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 1,155 232
18 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 949 223
19 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 578 120
20 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 454 475 112
21 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 638 595 111
22 India India 189 253 267 370 403 412 93
23 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 386 80
24 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 441 74
25 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 381 72
26 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 188 57
27 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 242 283 55
28 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 205 49
29 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 165 33
30 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 172 32
31 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 135 141 26
32 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 123 23
33 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 123 22
34 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 96 19
35 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 86 18
36 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 56 92 16
37 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 61 12
38 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 18 12
39 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 32 11
40 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 81 11
41 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 30 10
42 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 49 9
43 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 30 37 9
44 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 19 7
45 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 5 7
46 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 33 6
47 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 17 21 6
48 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 4 5
49 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 15 4
50 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 21 4
51 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 21 4
52 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 16 24 3
53 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 7 3
54 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 8 2
55 Angola Angola 2 1 3 4 2
56 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 4 2
57 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 11 2
58 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 2 2
59 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1 1
60 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 3 1
61 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0 1
62 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 5 1
63 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 3 1
64 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 8 0
65 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
66 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
67 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1 0
68 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
69 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
70 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
71 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 1 0
72 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 6 0
73 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0 0
74 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
75 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 3 0
76 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
78 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 3 1 0
79 Paraguay Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
80 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0 2 0
81 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 6 0
82 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
83 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 2 0
84 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
85 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
86 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 3 0
87 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
88 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1 0
89 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 2 0
90 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 1 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)