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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.
Source : Orbit.com
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Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)
2015 2016 2017 2018 [June]
World 141,529 148,804 150,948 79,259
1 USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 21,662
2 Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 12,056
3 Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 11,048
4 France 9,950 10,107 10,121 4,876
5 China 5,536 6,302 8,521 4,516
6 South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 3,824
7 Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 3,008
8 UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 2,736
9 Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 2,379
10 Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 2,206
11 Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,878
12 Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980