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