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