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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 2021 [Mar]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 94,938 22,183
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 21,577 5,361
2 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 15,650 3,478
3 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 12,423 3,045
4 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 12,021 2,914
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 7,998 1,679
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 4,001 899
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 3,168 787
8 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 2,108 490
9 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 2,251 467
10 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 2,050 465
11 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 1,326 341
12 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 1,230 292
13 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 1,129 288
14 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 1,381 279
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 942 203
16 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 798 180
17 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 782 168
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 668 130
19 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 395 91
20 India India 533 655 706 288 281 266 74
21 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 265 269 57
22 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 202 244 47
23 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 155 47
24 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 238 45
25 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 199 40
26 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 136 29
27 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 151 146 25
28 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 161 24
29 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 119 22
30 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 135 146 21
31 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 65 19
32 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 133 19
33 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 47 48 17
34 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 32 16
35 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 56 14
36 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 45 12
37 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 22 28 11
38 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 20 7
39 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 37 6
40 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 27 5
41 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 48 30 5
42 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 31 5
43 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 19 5
44 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 8 3 5
45 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 9 3
46 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 13 3
47 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 12 3
48 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 16 2
49 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 12 2
50 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 8 2
51 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 12 1
52 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0 1
53 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0 1
54 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 6 1
55 Angola Angola 2 3 5 5 1
56 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 2 1
57 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 15 1
58 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 4 1
59 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1 1
60 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 1 1
61 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 3 0
62 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 1 0
63 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
64 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 4 0
65 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 5 0
66 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
67 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
68 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0 0
69 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
70 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 1 0
71 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1 2 0
72 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 1 0
73 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
75 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0 0
76 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 2 0
77 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 2 0
78 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0 0
79 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
80 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 2 0
81 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 13 0
82 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
83 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 3 2 0
84 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 4 0
85 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0 0
86 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2 6 0
87 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 7 0
88 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1 0
89 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 2 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)