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Indicator : Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)
Description : The indicator shows the number of patents applications published (but not yet granted) 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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Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 [Mar]
World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 22,387
1 Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 5,924
2 USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 3,739
3 Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 3,187
4 China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 2,130
5 South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 1,469
6 France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 969
7 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 697
8 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 572
9 Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 437
10 UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 428
11 Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 423
12 Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 277
13 Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 274
14 Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 253
15 Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 193
16 Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 174
17 Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 171
18 Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 142
19 Turkey 415 438 525 273 134
20 India 533 655 706 288 77
21 Ireland 468 508 516 232 71
22 Poland 390 455 460 197 66
23 Singapore 397 439 443 158 52
24 Russia 241 200 221 182 48
25 Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 45
26 Australia 796 817 838 115 41
27 Norway 520 481 495 136 36
28 Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 35
29 Portugal 122 158 144 86 34
30 Brazil 202 183 234 109 31
31 Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 28
32 Slovenia 114 123 98 58 12
33 Mexico 61 63 68 36 12
34 Slovakia 38 36 46 25 9
35 Hungary 94 100 102 26 8
36 New Zealand 196 196 222 46 8
37 Cyprus 42 39 50 22 7
38 Chile 29 42 36 32 7
39 Thailand 20 23 66 37 6
40 Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 5
41 Greece 81 80 82 42 5
42 Colombia 19 13 21 12 5
43 Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 4
44 Iceland 41 39 43 3 4
45 Latvia 61 15 21 10 3
46 Estonia 34 33 35 21 3
47 Ukraine 18 11 23 13 3
48 Qatar 17 8 11 3 3
49 Romania 33 32 18 10 3
50 Lithuania 31 33 28 10 3
51 Cuba 9 6 2 3 2
52 Malaysia 65 47 41 7 2
53 Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1
54 Oman 1 2 2 0 1
55 Panama 6 6 6 1 1
56 Serbia 9 3 5 1 1
57 Costa rica 4 1 4 0 1
58 South Africa 105 96 130 10 1
59 Armenia 2 2 0 0 1
60 Croatia 12 12 14 3 1
61 Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1
62 Angola 2 3 1
63 North Korea 1 0 1 0 0
64 Egypt 7 5 1 6 0
65 Morocco 4 2 4 1 0
66 Algeria 5 0 0 0 0
67 Argentina 18 23 22 15 0
68 Lebanon 4 3 8 3 0
69 Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 0
70 Jordan 3 6 2 1 0
71 Jamaica 0 1 1 0 0
72 Iran 3 6 3 1 0
73 Kuwait 3 3 5 0 0
74 Pakistan 3 0 1 1 0
75 Peru 1 5 2 3 0
76 Philippines 21 7 4 1 0
77 Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0
78 Belarus 4 3 3 6 0
79 Syria 2 0 1 0 0
80 UAE 29 62 39 15 0
81 Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0
82 Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0
83 Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 0
84 Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0
85 Vietnam 4 1 3 0 0
86 Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0
87 Georgia 3 0 2 0 0
88 Uruguay 9 4 8 10 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)