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Patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO): total and by International Patent Classification (IPC) sections

Year
Indicator
EU27 (2020)
2013
Pro41,854.40
Records
Portugal
2013
Pro118.63
Records
EU27 (2020)
1977
1,731.41
Records
Portugal
1977
0.33
Records
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International Patent Classification
Total
Human necessities
Performing operations, transporting
Chemistry, metallurgy
Textiles, paper
Fixed constructions
Mechanical engineering, lighting, heating, weapons, blasting
Physics
Electricity
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European Union 27 (since 2020)1,731.41Pro41,854.40199.41Pro6,435.80334.10Pro9,356.32652.46Pro4,368.4430.35Pro703.5069.81Pro2,162.66153.99Pro5,658.51138.57Pro6,209.65151.72Pro6,954.33
   Austria30.67Pro1,629.902.27Pro243.5610.05Pro411.8510.78Pro150.56xPro21.523.00Pro121.783.00Pro250.801.06Pro204.720.50Pro225.12
   Belgium56.25Pro1,309.122.60Pro238.6317.61Pro214.0812.38Pro227.292.43Pro17.793.95Pro78.043.48Pro96.4210.47Pro186.483.32Pro248.89
   BulgariaxPro28.78xPro8.32xPro3.30xPro1.34xxxPro3.70xPro1.70xPro5.67xPro4.76
   CroatiaxPro15.55xPro3.13xPro3.05xPro0.86xxxxxxxPro2.14xPro6.37
   CyprusxPro7.94xPro0.55xPro0.10xPro1.00xxxPro1.00xxxPro2.55xPro2.75
   Czech RepublicxPro217.07xPro31.23xPro36.57xPro27.03xPro6.04xPro11.67xPro28.93xPro47.37xPro28.23
   Denmark24.33Pro1,091.366.86Pro214.132.86Pro147.053.74Pro136.52xPro7.823.05Pro88.314.83Pro214.460.50Pro99.272.50Pro183.81
   EstoniaxPro27.91xPro2.08xPro4.00xPro2.93xxxPro3.00xxxPro11.48xPro4.42
   Finland3.50Pro1,233.29xPro96.13xPro245.770.80Pro100.670.20Pro47.131.50Pro61.54xPro95.44xPro214.681.00Pro371.53
   France304.02Pro7,109.2128.81Pro1,047.6376.96Pro1,339.7173.78Pro723.143.14Pro49.7316.28Pro254.2333.60Pro905.3524.65Pro1,396.7646.81Pro1,391.91
   Germany1,063.94Pro18,309.13129.03Pro2,375.45173.87Pro4,745.13477.90Pro1,944.2418.21Pro293.7929.98Pro947.5181.22Pro2,784.3179.46Pro2,629.3073.27Pro2,588.41
   Greece1.00Pro84.760.17Pro26.740.33Pro10.41xPro6.960.50Pro2.00xPro4.00xPro9.37xPro11.34xPro13.94
   Hungary2.00Pro138.141.00Pro18.830.71Pro22.88xPro14.43xxxPro6.780.29Pro14.08xPro16.99xPro44.14
   Ireland1.00Pro329.131.00Pro84.75xPro32.70xPro23.64xPro0.71xPro13.15xPro24.11xPro63.48xPro86.58
   Italy22.37Pro3,569.042.39Pro738.347.45Pro924.424.31Pro302.490.58Pro183.56xPro244.941.61Pro565.912.18Pro313.583.84Pro294.81
   LatviaxPro67.17xPro9.91xPro7.37xPro29.67xPro1.00xPro1.50xPro2.17xPro10.12xPro5.43
   LithuaniaxPro16.30xPro2.83xPro4.13xPro4.77xxxxxPro0.33xPro1.03xPro3.20
   Luxembourg4.00Pro58.53xPro12.450.33Pro13.12xPro7.69xPro0.170.67Pro2.00xPro10.62xPro3.353.00Pro9.13
   MaltaxPro4.87xPro1.42xPro1.00xPro0.11xxxxxPro1.00xPro1.33xx
   Netherlands119.57Pro2,565.8810.91Pro621.0215.76Pro366.2353.35Pro280.941.00Pro31.783.23Pro123.4612.50Pro208.8911.46Pro433.7111.37Pro499.85
   PolandxPro407.07xPro50.33xPro68.66xPro68.74xPro3.25xPro25.92xPro43.30xPro68.36xPro78.52
   Portugal0.33Pro118.63xPro37.20xPro21.28xPro16.84xPro0.20xPro8.53xPro7.710.33Pro16.72xPro10.15
   RomaniaxPro59.45xPro6.08xPro8.22xPro4.83xxxPro1.50xPro11.32xPro19.09xPro8.41
   SlovakiaxPro41.53xPro2.06xPro15.27xPro5.42xxxPro1.17xPro8.05xPro4.22xPro5.36
   SloveniaxPro103.37xPro32.23xPro13.61xPro14.17xPro1.00xPro10.00xPro12.56xPro8.96xPro10.83
   Spain2.00Pro1,288.08xPro266.551.00Pro292.191.00Pro170.06xPro18.84xPro56.18xPro148.54xPro138.88xPro196.84
   Sweden96.45Pro2,023.2414.38Pro264.2427.16Pro404.2514.43Pro102.094.30Pro17.188.14Pro92.7713.47Pro213.158.45Pro298.056.12Pro630.93
United Kingdom354.77Pro4,624.3852.90Pro847.3489.87Pro687.90119.27Pro464.595.20Pro36.829.63Pro191.2721.95Pro521.9826.87Pro881.4529.08Pro992.52
IcelandxPro23.74xPro14.53xPro5.75xPro0.71xxxPro0.25xPro1.25xPro1.25xx
Norway4.50Pro407.141.07Pro54.350.50Pro52.381.93Pro37.961.00Pro0.20xPro73.71xPro41.68xPro83.18xPro63.68
Switzerland180.23Pro2,736.3033.61Pro573.7829.39Pro511.5272.60Pro332.076.99Pro33.863.00Pro106.769.45Pro270.4316.80Pro552.288.39Pro355.61
Sources/Entities: Eurostat | EPO, PORDATA
Last updated: 2020-03-27
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