Fonterra Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Fonterra has a total of 938 patents globally, out of which 298 have been granted. Of these 938 patents, more than 34% patents are active. Australia is where Fonterra has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and New Zealand, it has generated an annual revenue of $20.6 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, New Zealand seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Fonterra.

Fonterra was founded in the year 2001. Company is doing business in dairy exports. As of March 2022, Fonterra has a market cap of $3.3 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Fonterra have?

The CEO, Miles Hurrell has 0 patents.

How many patents does Fonterra have?

Fonterra has a total of 938 patents globally. These patents belong to 231 unique patent families. Out of 938 patents, 323 patents are active.

How many Fonterra patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Infosys Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Infosys patent portfolio

How Many Patents did Fonterra File Every Year?

Infosys 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 GrantFonterra Applications FiledFonterra Patents Granted
20115220
20121919
20131727
20141219
2015610
20161618
2017178
20181614
2019366
20203318
2021239
202215

How Many Patents did Fonterra File in Different Countries?

Infosys Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Fonterra Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Australia121
United States Of America89
New Zealand78
Europe69
China53
Japan48
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)39
Canada36
Korea (South)28
Brazil27
Mexico24
Chile20
Taiwan19
Germany19
Singapore17
Malaysia17
Indonesia15
India14
Denmark14
Russia14
Argentina13
Philippines11
Spain10
Viet Nam7
South Africa7
Poland6
Lithuania5
Austria4
Uruguay3
Hungary2
Egypt2
United Kingdom2
Israel2
Italy1
Ireland1
Ecuador1
Norway1
Croatia1
Eurasia1
Colombia1

Where are Research Centers of Fonterra Patents Located?

Infosys R&D Centers

10 Best Fonterra Patents

WO2010120199A1 is the most popular patent in the Fonterra portfolio. It has received 113 citations so far from companies like Pepsico, Yeti Coolers, and Arla Foods.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2010120199A1113
US20080305235A1103
US20100143567A185
WO2005111955A170
WO2009051502A145
WO2004057971A138
WO2004066744A132
WO2007011241A130
WO2004031389A130
CN1998031A29

Which Companies are using Fonterra 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 Fonterra patent portfolio are Arla Foods, Leprino Foods, and Allied Blending.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Arla Foods6
Leprino Foods4
Allied Blending4
Conopco Unilever3
Dmk Deutsches Milchkontor2
The Ex Plant2
Abbott Laboratories2
Cal Poly Corporation1
Conagra Foods1
Danone1

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Fonterra Patents

Infosys patent portfolio

Top Fonterra Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20060134297A19
US20090041905A18
US8504196B25
US20120114795A14
US7842325B24
US20040047856A13
US20070065560A13
US6726462B22
US20110300229A12
US20110182943A12
US7854952B22
US20080305235A12
US20080312423A12
US7582323B22
US20070059398A12

What Percentage of Fonterra US Patent Applications were Granted?

Fonterra (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 77 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 24 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 33.33%.

Below are the key stats of Fonterra patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Fonterra?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp5930.36%
Fish & Richardson P C Bo533.33%
Jacobson Holman Pllc3100.00%
Fish & Richardson10.00%
Klarquist Sparkman Llp10.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear1100.00%
Mcdermott Will & Emery Llp10.00%
Speckman Law Group Pllc10.00%
Wilmerhale Dc10.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp5930.36%

Fonterra spends $100 million on innovation a year, said chief executive Miles Hurrell, ensuring that it was addressing the needs of its customers and developing innovative, long-lasting products.

Fonterra has created a ground-breaking virtual reality health and safety training system. The cutting-edge solution allows employees to tour the Co-manufacturing operative’s and distribution sites without having to step foot on the premises, reducing onboarding times significantly.

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What are Fonterra key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Fonterra?

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

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

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