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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 2022 [Sep]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 94,938 48,459
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 21,577 15,707
2 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 12,021 11,787
3 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 15,650 10,195
4 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 12,423 8,696
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 7,998 6,384
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 4,001 2,757
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 3,168 2,255
8 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 2,050 1,612
9 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 2,251 1,512
10 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 2,108 1,175
11 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 1,381 1,107
12 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 1,326 1,056
13 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 1,230 914
14 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 1,129 862
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 942 664
16 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 782 650
17 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 798 581
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 668 503
19 India India 533 655 706 288 281 266 300
20 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 395 289
21 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 265 269 216
22 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 199 211
23 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 238 171
24 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 155 165
25 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 202 244 161
26 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 161 119
27 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 151 146 118
28 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 133 108
29 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 135 146 105
30 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 119 75
31 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 136 74
32 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 47 48 63
33 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 65 54
34 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 56 53
35 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 32 41
36 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 13 26
37 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 48 30 23
38 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 19 22
39 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 37 22
40 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 22 28 20
41 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 31 20
42 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 45 18
43 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 8 3 18
44 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 16 16
45 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 12 14
46 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 12 13
47 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 15 13
48 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 13 13
49 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 27 13
50 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 20 12
51 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 12 11
52 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 4 7
53 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0 7
54 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 9 6
55 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 7 5
56 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 2 4
57 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 3 2 4
58 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 8 4
59 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
60 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 1 3
61 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 4 2
62 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 4 2
63 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 6 2
64 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0 2
65 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
66 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2 6 1
67 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0 1
68 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0 1
69 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
70 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 1 1
71 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 1 1
72 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 1 1
73 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0 0
74 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
75 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 2 0
76 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 2 0
78 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
79 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1 0
80 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 3 0
81 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0 0
82 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
83 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 2 0
84 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 5 0
85 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
86 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 2 0
87 Angola Angola 2 3 5 5 0
88 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1 2 0
89 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)