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