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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 [Mar]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 23,442
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 5,611
2 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 3,816
3 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 3,196
4 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 2,960
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 1,763
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 905
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 806
8 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 556
9 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 513
10 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 457
11 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 364
12 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 326
13 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 312
14 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 266
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 223
16 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 190
17 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 181
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 155
19 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 97
20 India India 533 655 706 288 281 69
21 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 265 64
22 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 49
23 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 49
24 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 202 45
25 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 44
26 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 135 39
27 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 36
28 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 151 36
29 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 34
30 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 32
31 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 32
32 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 19
33 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 16
34 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 14
35 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 47 11
36 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 10
37 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 22 8
38 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 6
39 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 5
40 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 5
41 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 5
42 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 4
43 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 4
44 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 48 4
45 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 3
46 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 3
47 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 3
48 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 3
49 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 3
50 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 3
51 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 2
52 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 2
53 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 8 2
54 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 2
55 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 2
56 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 2
57 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 2
58 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 1
59 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 1
60 Angola Angola 2 3 5 1
61 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 1
62 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1
63 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1
64 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 1
65 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 0
66 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 0
67 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0
68 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0
69 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 0
70 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0
71 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 0
72 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 0
73 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0
74 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0
75 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0
76 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0
77 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0
78 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1 0
79 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 0
80 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 3 0
81 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0
82 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0
83 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 0
84 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0
85 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 0
86 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0
87 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0
88 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 0
89 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)