Danone Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Danone has a total of 8446 patents globally, out of which 4845 have been granted. Of these 8446 patents, more than 46% patents are active. Europe is where Danone has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and China, it has generated an annual revenue of $26.98 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, France seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Danone.

Danone was founded in the year 1919 in Barcelona, Spain, by Isaac Carasso, a Sephardic Jewish doctor from Salonica who began manufacturing yoghurt in the Ottoman Empire. Company is a French multinational food-products firm headquartered in Paris. As of February 2022, Danone has a market cap of $39.35 Billion.

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

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

The founder, Isaac Carasso, has 0 patents. The CEOs, Véronique Penchienati-Bosetta and Shane Grant have 0 patents respectively.

How many patents does Danone have?

Danone has a total of 8446 patents globally. These patents belong to 2271 unique patent families. Out of 8446 patents, 3915 patents are active.

How many Danone patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Danone Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Danone patent portfolio

How Many Patents did Danone File Every Year?

Danone 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 GrantDanone Applications FiledDanone Patents Granted
2011519270
2012448244
2013468310
2014484332
2015364242
2016394307
2017225381
2018167303
2019148316
202094298
202183286
2022218

How Many Patents did Danone File in Different Countries?

Danone Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Danone Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe1039
United States Of America848
China752
Germany527
Spain462
Brazil356
Australia312
Poland258
Indonesia243
Canada234
Russia232
Japan207
France204
Denmark186
Austria183
Mexico177
Portugal146
United Kingdom126
India123
Argentina105
New Zealand93
Malaysia78
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)59
Philippines50
Turkey45
Hungary42
South Africa42
Viet Nam40
Singapore35
Israel27
Korea (South)25
Slovenia23
Czech Republic20
Morocco16
Taiwan14
Slovakia14
Norway13
Ukraine12
Cyprus12
Chile11
Saudi Arabia11
Croatia8
United Arab Emirates8
Tunisia8
Bulgaria8
Netherlands8
Uruguay8
Lithuania6
Kazakhstan6
Switzerland5
Romania4
Macao3
Guatemala2
Colombia2
Italy2
Ecuador1
Dominican Republic1
Honduras1
Estonia1
Algeria1
Greece1
Iceland1
Serbia1
Latvia1

Where are Research Centers of Danone Patents Located?

Danone R&D Centres

10 Best Danone Patents

WO2010027258A1 is the most popular patent in the Danone portfolio. It has received 218 citations so far from companies like Nestec, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and Arla Foods.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2010027258A1218
WO2008153377A1175
US20080041861A1136
WO2010027259A1129
US6576251B1128
US7577530B2108
WO2001041581A198
US20030022863A188
WO2005122790A188
US20070207132A185

Which Companies are using Danone 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 Danone patent portfolio are Nestle, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, and Abbott Lab.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Nestle47
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company30
Nestec Sa25
Abbott Laboratories23
DSM IP Assets Bv8
The Regents Of The University Of California7
Chr. Hansen7
Cargill4
Conopco4
Danisco4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Danone Patents

Top Danone Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6576251B117
US20070207132A115
US20120177691A112
US6783780B19
US6863918B29
US9456629B29
US8501676B28
US6989166B28
US20080041861A18
US8715769B28
US8590732B27
US9314047B27
US7208180B26
US20070284276A16
US8277835B26

People’s health is at the forefront of their research and development. They produce zero-added-sugar yoghurts under the Oikos, Light & Free, and Vitalinea brands in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, and the Activia range has been expanded with a product fortified with grains and fruits across Europe.

In collaboration with Danone North America, Future Food Tech has announced Innovation Challenges. One of the key challenges for Danone North America in establishing its plant-based cheese category is offering the texture and melting capabilities associated with traditional dairy. Its R&D and innovation team is on the lookout for solutions that can provide more functionality to cheese substitutes while still imitating their stretch and melting features. Rather than artisan cheeses, Danone North America is interested in shredded or sliced cheeses like mozzarella or cheddar. It’s looking for technologies that can be adopted immediately, such as plant-based extrusion, as well as medium- to long-term solutions, such as microbial fermentation and cell culture.

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What are Danone’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Danone?

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

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

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

Updated on March 1, 2022

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