Coca Cola Patents – Key Insights and Statistics

Coca Cola is founded in 1892 by Asa Griggs Candler and doing business in Food & Beverages, find Coca Cola patents information, top technological areas of Coca Cola, worldwide patent filing of Coca Cola and patent filing trend over the years and find so many other stats over the Coca Cola patents portfolio.

How many patents does Coca Cola have?

Coca-Cola has a total of 6893 patents globally. These patents belong to 1561 unique patent families. Out of 6893 patents, 3695 patents are active.

How many Coca Cola patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Patent Families

How Many Patents did Coca Cola File Every Year?

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.

How Many Patents did Coca Cola File in Different Countries?

What Technologies are Covered by Coca Cola Patents?

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

Where are Research Centers of Coca Cola Located?

R&D FocusHow Coca Cola Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

10 Best Coca Cola Patents

US7006993B1 is the most popular patent in the Coca-Cola portfolio. It has received 405 citations so far from companies like Microsoft, GoDaddy Inc, and SonicWall. The patent’s geographical coverage is in major countries like United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Coca Cola:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7006993B1405
US20070116823A1158
US20090293733A1144
US6948420B2143
US7194422B1139
US6786134B2138
US20080292775A1128
US20070116829A1125
US20120156337A1116
USD455964S1115

Which Companies are using Coca Cola 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-cited technologies in the Coca-Cola patent portfolio are Beverage Dispenser, Artificial Sweetener & Beverage Packaging. Purecircle, Pepsico, and Sweet Green Fields as the top forward citing assignees

CompanyNumber of Patents
Purecircle56
Pepsico45
Sweet Green Fields20
Nestle19
Fairlife Llc15
Cargill14
Pinnacle Bank14
Givaudan Sa13
Douwe Egberts Bv11
Cornelius Inc10
Automatic Bar Controls Inc10
Valio10
Haier Us Appliance Solutions Inc10
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Llc9
Cj Cheiljedang9

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Coca Cola patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 370 Coca-Cola patents in 2675 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). Below is the distribution of the number of blocked patent applications vs the technology cluster of Coca-Cola patents.

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Coca Cola Patents

Top Coca Cola Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20080058418A124
US7829130B219
US20070166447A119
US7006993B118
US20070116823A116
US8162176B215
US8791253B215
US20090293733A115
US9011956B215
US8512789B214
US8017168B213
US8515574B212
US8962058B212
US20040221615A112

What Percentage of Coca Cola US Patent Applications were Granted?

Coca Cola (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1009 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 625 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 71.1%.

Below are the key stats of Coca Cola patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Coca Cola?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Eversheds Sutherland Us Llp34566.56%
King & Spalding12958.06
The Coca Cola Company7573%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch14085.74%
Thomas R Boston5384.90%
Dentons Us Llp3277.77%
Merchant & Gould3160.71%
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner4562.22%
Dennis W Braswell1090%
Foley & Lardner Llp8100.00%

Updated on September 20, 2021

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