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?
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 Focus: How 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 Number||Citation 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
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Sweet Green Fields||20|
|Douwe Egberts Bv||11|
|Automatic Bar Controls Inc||10|
|Haier Us Appliance Solutions Inc||10|
|Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Llc||9|
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 Number||Count 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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Eversheds Sutherland Us Llp||345||66.56%|
|King & Spalding||129||58.06|
|The Coca Cola Company||75||73%|
|Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch||140||85.74%|
|Thomas R Boston||53||84.90%|
|Dentons Us Llp||32||77.77%|
|Merchant & Gould||31||60.71%|
|Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner||45||62.22%|
|Dennis W Braswell||10||90%|
|Foley & Lardner Llp||8||100.00%|
Technology Analysis By: Navjyot Singh, Insights;Gate Team