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