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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 [Sep]
World World 69,528 97,360 107,162 129,047 105,073
1 USA USA 15,428 22,568 25,620 31,755 26,280
2 Japan Japan 10,776 15,675 17,972 21,634 17,397
3 Germany Germany 14,737 19,505 19,648 21,605 16,752
4 France France 5,614 7,265 7,572 8,884 6,955
5 South Korea South Korea 2,013 3,252 4,482 6,306 5,606
6 China China 1,463 2,598 3,335 4,966 4,704
7 Switzerland Switzerland 3,403 4,373 4,298 4,768 3,779
8 Netherlands Netherlands 2,247 3,095 3,481 4,076 3,510
9 UK UK 2,259 3,166 3,304 4,069 3,312
10 Italy Italy 2,572 3,330 3,237 3,554 2,881
11 Sweden Sweden 1,985 2,720 2,968 3,572 2,871
12 Canada Canada 791 1,038 1,264 1,641 1,307
13 Austria Austria 1,087 1,428 1,544 1,730 1,291
14 Finland Finland 760 1,109 1,252 1,579 1,230
15 Belgium Belgium 914 1,164 1,266 1,455 1,065
16 Denmark Denmark 744 1,090 1,127 1,190 983
17 Taiwan Taiwan 445 664 708 990 779
18 Spain Spain 565 806 847 1,005 752
19 Australia Australia 339 462 493 555 470
20 Ireland Ireland 279 364 444 505 422
21 Norway Norway 264 337 376 431 350
22 Singapore Singapore 121 191 277 403 319
23 Luxembourg Luxembourg 222 299 431 480 315
24 India India 189 253 267 370 312
25 Turkey Turkey 220 271 306 294 275
26 Poland Poland 156 186 222 236 183
27 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 104 143 170 204 169
28 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 51 90 129 170 155
29 Czech Republic Czech Republic 78 98 135 130 125
30 Brazil Brazil 78 141 116 143 122
31 New Zealand New Zealand 53 73 127 128 102
32 Russia Russia 85 114 138 163 96
33 Portugal Portugal 48 59 73 96 94
34 Slovenia Slovenia 66 85 98 79 71
35 South Africa South Africa 64 79 56 78 57
36 Hungary Hungary 41 63 60 70 55
37 Mexico Mexico 45 35 63 69 50
38 Greece Greece 23 41 37 51 39
39 Malaysia Malaysia 26 25 31 39 31
40 Thailand Thailand 7 7 7 20 26
41 Iceland Iceland 28 27 22 53 24
42 Slovakia Slovakia 12 15 18 28 23
43 Cyprus Cyprus 17 36 21 32 22
44 UAE UAE 5 14 23 25 21
45 Argentina Argentina 15 15 13 17 18
46 Lithuania Lithuania 12 17 22 15 14
47 Estonia Estonia 10 11 19 21 13
48 Chile Chile 16 18 20 22 13
49 Croatia Croatia 6 6 6 6 11
50 Bulgaria Bulgaria 8 12 23 17 10
51 Romania Romania 10 20 14 11 10
52 Colombia Colombia 4 8 8 6 9
53 Ukraine Ukraine 4 10 6 11 5
54 Latvia Latvia 8 19 14 12 5
55 Cuba Cuba 8 12 11 7 4
56 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4 4 8 1 4
57 Qatar Qatar 2 5 3 2 4
58 Costa rica Costa rica 0 1 0 1 3
59 Serbia Serbia 0 1 0 8 3
60 Egypt Egypt 3 3 1 3 3
61 Uruguay Uruguay 4 2 6 7 3
62 Panama Panama 3 1 2 3 2
63 Philippines Philippines 4 6 9 7 2
64 Vietnam Vietnam 4 4 2 5 2
65 Lebanon Lebanon 0 1 1 5 2
66 Indonesia Indonesia 3 5 3 1 2
67 Angola Angola 2 1 2
68 Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 3 2
69 Tunisia Tunisia 4 1 3 3 2
70 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 0 2
71 Iran Iran 0 1 1 4 1
72 Georgia Georgia 0 0 0 0 1
73 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 1
74 Kuwait Kuwait 3 7 1 4 1
75 Algeria Algeria 0 1 2 1 1
76 Oman Oman 0 0 1 0 1
77 Venezuela Venezuela 2 0 0 1 1
78 Morocco Morocco 1 0 1 1 1
79 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 0 1 0 0
80 Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 1 1 0
81 Bosnia Bosnia 1 1 0 0 0
82 Armenia Armenia 0 1 1 0 0
83 Pakistan Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0
84 Jamaica Jamaica 0 2 0 1 0
85 Jordan Jordan 0 0 0 4 0
86 Syria Syria 0 2 1 1 0
87 Peru Peru 3 0 0 4 0
88 Bangladesh Bangladesh 0 0 1 4 0
Total patents in EPO (Patent)