Cargill Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Cargill has a total of 8290 patents globally, out of which 2917 have been granted. Of these 8290 patents, more than 40% patents are active. USA is where Cargill has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada, it has generated an annual revenue of $134 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, India seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Cargill.

Cargill was founded in the year 1865 by William Wallace Cargill. Company is a Minnesota-based privately held American global food enterprise. Cargill has a market valuation of somewhere between $30 to $40 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Cargill have?

The founder, William Wallace Cargill, has 0 patents. The CEO, David W. MacLennan, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Cargill have?

Cargill has a total of 8290 patents globally. These patents belong to 1805 unique patent families. Out of 8290 patents, 3333 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Cargill File Every Year?

Cargill Patent 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 GrantCargill Applications FiledCargill Patents Granted
2011479119
2012252177
2013401166
2014359177
2015265119
2016433169
2017252153
2018366181
2019232152
2020167161
2021103147
202241

How many Cargill patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Cargill Worldwide Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Cargill Patents

How Many Patents did Cargill File in Different Countries?

Cargill Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Cargill Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1463
Europe1003
Canada596
China489
Brazil468
Australia428
Japan387
Germany333
Mexico261
Spain185
India176
Russia135
Austria127
Denmark125
Korea (South)125
Poland108
Argentina103
Indonesia95
Malaysia93
United Kingdom56
Norway54
Chile52
Portugal52
South Africa48
Singapore41
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)40
Viet Nam28
New Zealand26
Colombia26
Taiwan20
Slovenia18
Hungary17
Philippines16
Israel16
Peru14
Costa Rica13
Turkey9
Finland9
Ecuador6
Uruguay5
Lithuania5
Africa4
Morocco4
Croatia4
Nicaragua4
Czech Republic3
Ukraine2
Georgia2
Cyprus2
France2
Egypt2
Brunei1
Bulgaria1
Cuba1
Honduras1
Mongolia1
Panama1
Bolivia1
Saudi Arabia1
Serbia1
Dominican Republic1
Kazakhstan1
Macao1

 Where are Research Centres of Cargill Patents Located?

Research Centres of Cargill

10 Best Cargill Patents

US6506873B1 is the most popular patent in the Cargill portfolio. It has received 291 citations so far from companies like P&G, 3M Innovative Properties, and Hyundai.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Cargill:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6506873B1291
US6537750B1246
US6485947B1245
US7186541B2185
US7393676B2172
WO2008027742A1166
WO2002090312A1158
WO2010056225A1151
WO2009140394A1150
US20050106305A1148

Which Companies are using Cargill Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the Cargill patent portfolio are Evonik Operations, OPX Biotechnologies, and Kraft Foods.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Evonik Operations26
OPX Biotechnologies26
Kraft Foods25
CoBank23
Nestec22
Procter & Gamble22
Conopco22
BASF18
Danisco16
Samsung15

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Cargill Patents

Top Cargill Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6506873B118
US20050209913A115
US20090176286A115
US20050106305A111
US20110125118A19
US7615245B29
US20050053313A19
US20070141540A19
US9090918B28
US20060073244A18
US20050070620A18
US7658861B28
US20060204624A17
US6610867B27
US8349342B27

Through exclusive development and key collaborations, Cargill is building a portfolio of AI-driven products to go beyond nutrition and help clients enhance their operations with actionable insights.

Poultry farmers are continually looking for ways to increase their flocks’ efficiency and health. Artificial intelligence and other technological advancements can assist speed up these advances, discover previously unforeseen problems, and predict consequences.

The health of the flock is intrinsically tied to the state of the gut microbiome. As a result, producers can improve animal health and performance by studying the gut microbiome. Commercial poultry producers can use Cargill’s patent-pending Galleon tool to determine how changes in raw materials, nutrition, additives, immunisation programmes, and farm management methods affect their flock’s microbiome.

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What are Cargill’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Cargill?

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

R&D Focus: How has Cargills search focus changed over the years?

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Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Cargill?

Updated on April 12, 2022

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