Coca Cola Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Coca-Cola is founded in 1892 by Asa Griggs Candler and doing business in Food & Beverages. 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

Coca Cola Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Coca Cola Patent Families

How Many Patents did Coca Cola File Every Year?

Coca Cola 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.

How Many Patents did Coca Cola File in Different Countries?

Patent Filing Worldwide

What Technologies are Covered by Coca Cola Patents?

Coca Cola Technology Area

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.

Technology Protected in different Areas

Where are Research Centers of Coca Cola Located?

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

Coca Cola Patent Portfolio

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

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
Sweet Green Fields20
Fairlife Llc15
Pinnacle Bank14
Givaudan Sa13
Douwe Egberts Bv11
Cornelius Inc10
Automatic Bar Controls Inc10
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

Blocked patent Applications

Top Coca Cola Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications

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%

Technology Analysis By: Navjyot Singh, Insights;Gate Team

Updated on September 13, 2022

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