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