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