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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 [Mar]
World World 141,529 148,804 150,948 82,238 22,387
1 Japan Japan 21,564 20,823 21,191 20,619 5,924
2 USA USA 37,205 42,716 41,274 12,869 3,739
3 Germany Germany 22,857 22,442 22,132 11,146 3,187
4 China China 5,536 6,302 8,521 7,396 2,130
5 South Korea South Korea 6,206 6,854 6,566 6,198 1,469
6 France France 9,950 10,107 10,121 3,724 969
7 Switzerland Switzerland 5,680 5,875 6,023 2,706 697
8 Netherlands Netherlands 4,295 4,609 4,785 1,522 572
9 Taiwan Taiwan 1,175 1,377 1,525 1,348 437
10 UK UK 4,627 5,085 4,993 1,459 428
11 Italy Italy 3,643 3,978 4,158 1,891 423
12 Austria Austria 1,823 1,894 1,980 928 277
13 Spain Spain 1,380 1,322 1,372 1,104 274
14 Sweden Sweden 3,908 3,373 3,548 1,016 253
15 Belgium Belgium 1,530 1,631 1,702 838 193
16 Finland Finland 2,016 1,923 1,632 700 174
17 Denmark Denmark 1,384 1,429 1,500 579 171
18 Canada Canada 1,666 1,742 1,550 439 142
19 Turkey Turkey 415 438 525 273 134
20 India India 533 655 706 288 77
21 Ireland Ireland 468 508 516 232 71
22 Poland Poland 390 455 460 197 66
23 Singapore Singapore 397 439 443 158 52
24 Russia Russia 241 200 221 182 48
25 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 333 322 392 162 45
26 Australia Australia 796 817 838 115 41
27 Norway Norway 520 481 495 136 36
28 Luxembourg Luxembourg 373 398 513 177 35
29 Portugal Portugal 122 158 144 86 34
30 Brazil Brazil 202 183 234 109 31
31 Czech Republic Czech Republic 198 193 216 98 28
32 Slovenia Slovenia 114 123 98 58 12
33 Mexico Mexico 61 63 68 36 12
34 Slovakia Slovakia 38 36 46 25 9
35 Hungary Hungary 94 100 102 26 8
36 New Zealand New Zealand 196 196 222 46 8
37 Cyprus Cyprus 42 39 50 22 7
38 Chile Chile 29 42 36 32 7
39 Thailand Thailand 20 23 66 37 6
40 Bulgaria Bulgaria 30 32 26 10 5
41 Greece Greece 81 80 82 42 5
42 Colombia Colombia 19 13 21 12 5
43 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 185 261 173 18 4
44 Iceland Iceland 41 39 43 3 4
45 Latvia Latvia 61 15 21 10 3
46 Estonia Estonia 34 33 35 21 3
47 Ukraine Ukraine 18 11 23 13 3
48 Qatar Qatar 17 8 11 3 3
49 Romania Romania 33 32 18 10 3
50 Lithuania Lithuania 31 33 28 10 3
51 Cuba Cuba 9 6 2 3 2
52 Malaysia Malaysia 65 47 41 7 2
53 Tunisia Tunisia 4 3 2 2 1
54 Oman Oman 1 2 2 0 1
55 Panama Panama 6 6 6 1 1
56 Serbia Serbia 9 3 5 1 1
57 Costa rica Costa rica 4 1 4 0 1
58 South Africa South Africa 105 96 130 10 1
59 Armenia Armenia 2 2 0 0 1
60 Croatia Croatia 12 12 14 3 1
61 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 0 2 3 0 1
62 Angola Angola 2 3 1
63 North Korea North Korea 1 0 1 0 0
64 Egypt Egypt 7 5 1 6 0
65 Morocco Morocco 4 2 4 1 0
66 Algeria Algeria 5 0 0 0 0
67 Argentina Argentina 18 23 22 15 0
68 Lebanon Lebanon 4 3 8 3 0
69 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8 4 5 6 0
70 Jordan Jordan 3 6 2 1 0
71 Jamaica Jamaica 0 1 1 0 0
72 Iran Iran 3 6 3 1 0
73 Kuwait Kuwait 3 3 5 0 0
74 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 1 0
75 Peru Peru 1 5 2 3 0
76 Philippines Philippines 21 7 4 1 0
77 Bosnia Bosnia 1 0 0 1 0
78 Belarus Belarus 4 3 3 6 0
79 Syria Syria 2 0 1 0 0
80 UAE UAE 29 62 39 15 0
81 Bangladesh Bangladesh 9 0 0 0 0
82 Bahrain Bahrain 2 2 2 3 0
83 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 2 0 0 0
84 Venezuela Venezuela 0 3 0 0 0
85 Vietnam Vietnam 4 1 3 0 0
86 Indonesia Indonesia 9 7 2 1 0
87 Georgia Georgia 3 0 2 0 0
88 Uruguay Uruguay 9 4 8 10 0
Published patent applications in EPO (Patent)