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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 [Sep]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 66,899
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 16,464
2 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 11,085
3 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 9,180
4 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 6,850
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 4,877
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,078
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,206
8 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 1,615
9 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,436
10 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,337
11 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,200
12 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 886
13 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 850
14 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 821
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 658
16 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 575
17 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 522
18 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 413
19 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 391
20 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 229
21 India India 533 655 706 288 228
22 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 190
23 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 169
24 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 147
25 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 126
26 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 115
27 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 111
28 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 108
29 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 102
30 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 84
31 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 71
32 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 40
33 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 37
34 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 34
35 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 32
36 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 31
37 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 26
38 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 24
39 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 18
40 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 17
41 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 16
42 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 15
43 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 14
44 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 12
45 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 11
46 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 10
47 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 9
48 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8
49 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 8
50 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 7
51 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7
52 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 6
53 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 6
54 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 5
55 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4
56 Angola Angola 2 3 4
57 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 3
58 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 2
59 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2
60 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2
61 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2
62 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2
63 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 2
64 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 2
65 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 2
66 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 2
67 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 1
68 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1
69 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1
70 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1
71 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1
72 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1
73 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1
74 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 1
75 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1
76 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 0
77 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0
78 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 0
79 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0
80 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0
81 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0
82 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0
83 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 0
84 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0
85 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0
86 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0
87 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0
88 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0
89 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)