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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 [Sep]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 72,024
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 16,538
2 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 11,850
3 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 9,422
4 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 8,904
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 6,139
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 3,139
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 2,390
8 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 1,708
9 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 1,646
10 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 1,500
11 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 1,039
12 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 975
13 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 915
14 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 831
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 741
16 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 605
17 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 591
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 496
19 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 307
20 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 265 215
21 India India 533 655 706 288 281 213
22 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 205
23 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 202 186
24 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 144
25 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 132
26 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 135 112
27 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 112
28 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 151 112
29 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 101
30 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 97
31 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 80
32 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 44
33 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 47 39
34 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 37
35 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 35
36 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 28
37 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 25
38 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 22 24
39 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 23
40 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 48 20
41 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 16
42 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 13
43 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 13
44 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 11
45 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 11
46 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 10
47 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 10
48 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 10
49 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 10
50 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 9
51 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 8
52 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 6
53 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 6
54 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 5
55 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 4
56 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 4
57 Angola Angola 2 3 5 4
58 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 4
59 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 8 3
60 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2 3
61 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 2
62 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 2
63 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 2
64 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 3 2
65 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 2
66 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1
67 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 1
68 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1 1
69 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1
70 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 1
71 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 1
72 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0
73 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0
74 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0
75 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0
76 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 0
77 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0
78 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0
79 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0
80 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0
81 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0
82 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0
83 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 0
84 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0
85 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0
86 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 0
87 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0
88 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 0
89 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)