Associated British Foods Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Associated British Foods has a total of 1232 patents globally, out of which 708 have been granted. Of these 1232 patents, more than 53% patents are active. Europe is where Associated British Foods has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and the United States of America. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and the United Kingdom is the origin country of Associated British Foods.

Associated British Foods was founded in the year 1935. The Company operates as a packaged food. The Company offers nutritious food products with household brands as well as provides delivery services. As of March 2023, the market cap of Associated British Foods is $19.33 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Associated British Foods which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Associated British Foods patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Associated British Foods patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Associated British Foods have?

The founder W. Garfield Weston has 0 patent and CEO George G. Weston has 1 patent.

How many patents does Associated British Foods have?

Associated British Foods has a total of 1232 patents globally. These patents belong to 424 unique patent families. Out of 1232 patents, 655 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Associated British Foods File Every Year?

Associated British Foods Patents Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantAssociated British Foods Applications FiledAssociated British Foods Patents Granted
20236
20223132
20214375
20208131
20196332
20187742
20174644
20163042
20153527
20141545
20133759
20127527

How many Associated British Foods patents are Alive/Dead?

Associated British Foods Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Associated British Foods File in Different Countries?

Associated British Foods Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Associated British Foods Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe143
China135
United States Of America134
Germany93
Canada60
Australia58
Denmark54
United Kingdom51
Mexico45
Spain45
Brazil44
India27
Austria25
Finland22
Poland20
Japan19
Portugal18
Korea (South)18
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)15
South Africa14
Chile9
Russia7
Hungary7
Malaysia7
Italy7
Indonesia5
New Zealand5
Norway5
Czech Republic5
Colombia4

 

Where are the Research Centres of Associated British Foods Patents Located?

Research Centres of Associated British Foods Patents

10 Best Associated British Foods Patents

WO2006117432A1 is the most popular patent in the Associated British Foods portfolio. It has received 417 citations so far from companies like Novozymes, AB Enzymes and Dsm Ip Assets.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Associated British Foods:

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2006117432A1417
GB2367002A76
USD491069S149
WO2010076388A149
USD553003S145
USD562696S144
USD562697S135
WO2016066896A131
US6620791B128
USD491068S127

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Associated British Foods patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Associated British Foods invention. They couldn’t because Associated British Foods had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 27 Associated British Foods patents in 78 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Associated British Foods patent portfolio are Novozymes, Ac Dispensing Equipment, and Ab Enzymes.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Associated British Foods –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Associated British Foods PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Novozymes614
Ac Dispensing Equipment26
Ab Enzymes22
Nestec11
Individual12
Ruiz Food Products12
Basf14
Mauri Technology13
Beiersdorf15
Agrivida14

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Associated British Foods Patents

Top Associated British Foods Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7658922B24
US7575769B23
US7135323B23
US9549561B22
US20070248732A12
US7256032B22
US7981452B21
US7632668B21
US20130045299A11
US6517874B21
US7741093B21
US6827962B21
US8592195B21
US6942889B21
US7629139B21

What Percentage of Associated British Foods US Patent Applications were Granted?

Associated British Foods (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1 patent application at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1 has been granted leading to a grant rate of 100.0%.

Below are the key stats of Associated British Food’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Associated British Foods?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation1100.00%

What are Associated British Foods key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Associated British Foods?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Associated British Foods in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Associated British Foods thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has Associated British Foods search focus changed over the years?

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