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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 2020 2021 [Sep]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 94,938 68,097
1 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 12,423 28,093
2 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 21,577 15,211
3 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 15,650 10,604
4 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 12,021 9,912
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 7,998 5,519
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 4,001 2,854
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 3,168 2,284
8 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 2,050 1,573
9 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 2,251 1,506
10 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 2,108 1,451
11 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 1,381 991
12 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 1,326 925
13 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 1,129 912
14 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 1,230 906
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 942 687
16 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 798 574
17 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 782 567
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 668 419
19 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 395 309
20 India India 533 655 706 288 281 266 216
21 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 265 269 192
22 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 238 171
23 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 199 167
24 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 202 244 157
25 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 155 149
26 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 136 115
27 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 161 107
28 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 151 146 101
29 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 133 84
30 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 135 146 80
31 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 119 70
32 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 47 48 55
33 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 56 50
34 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 65 48
35 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 32 41
36 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 45 36
37 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 20 25
38 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 22 28 23
39 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 31 21
40 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 48 30 21
41 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 27 21
42 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 37 19
43 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 8 3 14
44 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 16 14
45 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 13 12
46 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 19 12
47 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 12 10
48 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 12 10
49 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 8 7
50 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 12 7
51 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 13 7
52 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 15 6
53 Angola Angola 2 3 5 5 4
54 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 4 4
55 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 9 4
56 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 7 3
57 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 6 3
58 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 2 3
59 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0 2
60 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0 2
61 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0 2
62 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0 2
63 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 1 2
64 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 4 1
65 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 4 1
66 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 5 1
67 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
68 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2 6 1
69 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
70 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1 1
71 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0 1
72 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 3 2 0
73 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 1 0
74 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
75 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 3 0
76 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
77 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 1 0
78 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1 0
79 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 2 0
80 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 2 0
82 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 2 0
83 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
84 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
85 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 2 0
86 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0 0
87 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
88 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 1 0
89 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1 2 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)