Coca Cola Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Coca Cola has a total of 8978 patents globally, out of which 5199 have been granted. Of these 8978 patents, more than 48% patents are active. The United States of America is where Coca Cola has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Coca Cola.

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 patent portfolio.

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Coca Cola have?

The Founder Asa Griggs Candler has 0 patents and the CEO James Quincey have 0 patents.

How many patents does Coca Cola have?

Coca Cola has a total of 8978 patents globally. These patents belong to 2405 unique patent families. Out of 8978 patents, 4347 patents are active.

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.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantCoca Cola Applications FiledCoca Cola Patents Granted
2023968
2022105252
2021178233
2020193233
2019228223
2018317226
2017428202
2016355265
2015504367
2014545328
2013466316
2012435303
2011350240

How many Coca Cola patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

How Many Patents did Coca Cola File in Different Countries?

Countries in which Coca Cola Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1138
Europe868
Japan815
China726
Mexico524
Australia502
Brazil393
Canada370
Germany271
United Kingdom234
India234
Korea (South)213
Russia198
South Africa166
Argentina162
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)151
Taiwan142
Spain120
Chile112
Philippines99
Austria90
Indonesia78
Singapore71
Israel66
Malaysia51
Denmark50
Colombia46
Turkey44
Uruguay44
Poland33
Macao29
Norway26
Viet Nam21
New Zealand16
Costa Rica15
Switzerland15
Croatia14
Italy14
Ecuador10
Portugal10
Africa9
Albania9
Peru8
Tunisia8
Mongolia8
Eurasia6
Georgia6
Slovenia5
Cyprus5
Hungary4
Honduras3
Egypt3
Lithuania3
Slovakia3
Romania3
Bulgaria3
Czech Republic2
Brunei2
Ireland2
Malta2
Morocco2
Panama2
Republic of Moldova2
Kenya2
Saudi Arabia1
Netherlands1
Dominican Republic1
Cambodia1
Sweden1
Iceland1
Serbia1
Kazakhstan1

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 423 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
US7006993B1423
US6584309B1376
WO2006090183A2213
US20070116823A1197
US6948420B2173
US20090293733A1172
US6786134B2168
US20070116829A1156
US20080292775A1147
US7194422B1147

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 invention. They couldn’t because Coca Cola had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 367 Coca Cola patents in 2848 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Coca Cola patent portfolio are PepSico, Purecircle and Nestle.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Coca Cola –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Coca Cola PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Pepsico46146
Purecircle45157
Nestle2262
Cargill2038
Sweet Green Fields International Co Limited1654
Suntory Holdings Limited1548
Marmon Foodservice Technologies Inc1338
Givaudan Sa1330
Fairlife Llc1268
Haier Us Appliance Solutions Inc1018

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
US20080058418A123
US9011956B221
US7829130B220
US20070116823A117
US7006993B116
US20070166447A116
US20090293733A116
US8791253B215
US8512789B215
US8017168B214
US11538302B213
US8993027B212
US9169285B212
US20080292775A111
US10905146B211

What Percentage of Coca Cola US Patent Applications were Granted?

Coca Cola (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1082 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 703 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 71.44%.

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 Llp36869.51%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch14481.31%
King & Spalding10263.77%
The Coca Cola Company8562.16%
Thomas R Boston6183.61%
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner4163.03%
King & Spalding3847.37%
Dentons Us Llp3371.88%
Merchant & Gould3253.33%
Foley & Lardner1372.73%

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