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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 [Mar]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 88,648 94,938 23,803
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 21,569 21,577 5,599
2 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 9,549 12,021 3,889
3 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 14,709 15,650 3,510
4 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 12,096 12,423 2,963
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 6,595 7,998 2,045
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 3,923 4,001 852
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 2,865 3,168 713
8 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 2,140 2,251 468
9 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 1,517 1,326 443
10 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 1,921 2,050 439
11 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 1,799 2,108 362
12 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 1,180 1,381 313
13 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 1,181 1,230 311
14 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 1,102 1,129 290
15 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 774 782 222
16 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 870 942 198
17 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 669 798 167
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 577 668 160
19 India India 533 655 706 288 281 266 107
20 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 307 395 91
21 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 181 199 70
22 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 265 269 67
23 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 202 244 65
24 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 136 161 55
25 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 450 155 51
26 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 213 238 50
27 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 151 146 37
28 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 140 133 36
29 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 135 146 31
30 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 108 119 24
31 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 36 65 21
32 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 47 48 20
33 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 108 136 17
34 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 50 56 16
35 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 36 32 14
36 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 22 28 10
37 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 33 31 9
38 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 7 12 7
39 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 17 19 6
40 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 9 15 6
41 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 9 13 6
42 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 11 13 6
43 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 17 16 6
44 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 8 3 5
45 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 32 37 4
46 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 48 30 4
47 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 11 12 4
48 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 8 7 3
49 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 12 12 3
50 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 23 27 3
51 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 2 0 3
52 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 5 4 2
53 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 7 8 2
54 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 2 4 2
55 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 3 1 1
56 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0 1 1
57 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 21 20 1
58 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 15 9 1
59 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 2 6 1
60 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
61 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 44 45 1
62 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 3 2 0
63 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
64 Angola Angola 2 3 5 5 0
65 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
66 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 4 1 0
67 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1 1 0
68 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0 2 0
69 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 1 0 0
70 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
71 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0 0 0
72 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 2 0 0
73 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 1 5 0
74 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 1 1 0
75 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 2 2 0
76 Nigeria Nigeria 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 3 2 0
78 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1 2 0
79 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0 3 0
80 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
81 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 2 6 0
82 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0 0 0
83 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1 1 0
84 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
85 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 4 2 0
86 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 3 4 0
87 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
88 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1 0 0
89 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 3 2 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)