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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 2022 [June]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 139,386 135,184 110,090 43,496
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 35,174 34,737 27,932 10,574
2 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 22,137 20,826 17,133 6,895
3 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 22,694 20,447 15,548 5,926
4 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 6,336 7,021 6,970 3,149
5 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 9,059 8,624 6,976 2,857
6 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 7,381 7,098 5,892 2,273
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 5,106 5,207 4,168 1,643
8 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 4,396 4,189 3,459 1,393
9 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 3,831 3,946 3,257 1,380
10 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 4,621 4,092 3,094 1,232
11 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 3,897 3,613 2,945 1,193
12 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,736 1,818 1,374 604
13 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,468 1,444 1,229 507
14 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,640 1,577 1,240 453
15 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 1,339 1,334 1,172 423
16 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,745 1,474 1,168 401
17 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 1,031 1,155 977 360
18 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 974 949 833 334
19 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 554 578 530 199
20 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 454 475 423 167
21 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 638 595 475 164
22 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 374 381 259 134
23 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 446 441 329 126
24 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 409 386 310 120
25 India India 189 253 267 370 403 412 335 116
26 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 234 205 204 101
27 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 242 283 242 94
28 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 192 188 193 89
29 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 175 165 149 52
30 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 138 172 136 45
31 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 135 141 110 42
32 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 115 123 121 36
33 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 154 123 82 33
34 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 56 92 69 30
35 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 78 81 54 29
36 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 80 96 80 25
37 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 76 86 53 22
38 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 43 49 37 13
39 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 34 18 36 13
40 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 26 32 27 13
41 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 30 37 35 13
42 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 63 61 49 12
43 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 17 21 25 11
44 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 18 19 23 11
45 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 25 21 20 10
46 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 16 24 12 8
47 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 32 30 40 8
48 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 38 33 20 7
49 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 21 15 15 6
50 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 6 5 19 6
51 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 16 21 12 6
52 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 14 11 8 6
53 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 6 7 7 4
54 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 4 3 5 3
55 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 3 3 7 2
56 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 5 6 1 2
57 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 13 8 12 2
58 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 2 8 0 2
59 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 2
60 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 8 5 3 1
61 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 2 4 2 1
62 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 3 1 0 1
63 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 3 1 1 1
64 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 1
65 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
66 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 0
67 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4 1 1 0
68 Paraguay Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 2 1 1 0
70 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
72 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
73 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
74 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
75 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1 2 4 0
76 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0 2 1 0
77 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 3 4 7 0
78 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 3 1 3 0
79 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0
80 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
81 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2 3 1 0
82 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 3 6 0 0
83 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 4 1 7 0
84 Angola Angola 2 1 3 4 0
85 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
86 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
87 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0
88 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0
89 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
90 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)