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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 [June]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 48,072
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 10,743
2 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 7,894
3 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 6,503
4 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 5,936
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 3,881
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 2,209
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 1,692
8 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 1,199
9 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 1,029
10 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 988
11 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 715
12 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 687
13 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 650
14 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 564
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 507
16 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 433
17 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 365
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 344
19 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 205
20 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 160
21 India India 533 655 706 288 281 144
22 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 265 140
23 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 202 106
24 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 104
25 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 92
26 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 84
27 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 151 82
28 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 135 72
29 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 66
30 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 64
31 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 53
32 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 30
33 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 30
34 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 47 26
35 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 24
36 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 22 21
37 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 17
38 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 12
39 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 12
40 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 11
41 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 48 11
42 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 10
43 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 8
44 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 7
45 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 7
46 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 7
47 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 7
48 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 6
49 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 6
50 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 6
51 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 5
52 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 5
53 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 4
54 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 4
55 Angola Angola 2 3 5 4
56 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 8 3
57 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 3
58 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 2
59 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 2
60 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 2
61 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2 2
62 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 2
63 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 2
64 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 1
65 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1
66 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 3 1
67 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1 1
68 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 1
69 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 1
70 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1
71 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0
72 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0
73 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 0
74 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 0
75 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0
76 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0
77 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0
78 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0
79 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0
80 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 0
81 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 0
82 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0
83 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 0
84 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 0
85 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0
86 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 0
87 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0
88 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0
89 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)