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