Frito-Lay Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Frito-Lay has a total of 3262 patents globally, out of which 1894 have been granted. Of these 3262 patents, more than 58% patents are active. The United States of America is where Frito-Lay has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Frito-Lay.

Frito-Lay was founded in the year 1961. The company Frito-Lay produces and sells snacks. The business manufactures a variety of foods, such as tortilla chips, cheese puffs, varied nuts, and associated goods. Worldwide customers are served by Frito-Lay.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Frito-Lay have?

The founder Herman Lay have 0 patents and CEO Stephen B. Bratspies have 0 patents.

How many patents does Frito-Lay have?

Frito-Lay has a total of 3262 patents globally. These patents belong to 778 unique patent families. Out of 3262 patents, 954 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Frito-Lay File Every Year?

Frito-Lay Patent Filiing 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 GrantFrito-Lay Applications FiledFrito-Lay Patents Granted
2023112
20221934
20213836
20203354
20195070
201885101
201779127
2016145129
201510975
201418258
2013164119
2012163153
2011171132

How many Frito-Lay patents are Alive/Dead?

Frito-Lay Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Frito-Lay File in Different Countries?

Frito-Lay Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Frito-Lay Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America663
Europe268
Canada249
Mexico248
Australia218
China179
Brazil151
India127
Russia100
Japan91
Germany83
Chile75
Taiwan71
Korea (South)68
Spain61
South Africa60
Argentina58
United Kingdom38
Austria23
Portugal23
Poland19
Colombia18
Egypt14
Indonesia13
Turkey10
Denmark6
Sweden4
Switzerland3
Ireland3
Singapore2
Viet Nam2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Uruguay1
Italy1
Cyprus1
Israel1
Malaysia1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centres of Frito-Lay Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Frito-Lay

10 Best Frito-Lay Patents

US6746743B2 is the most popular patent in the Frito-Lay portfolio. It has received 112 citations so far from companies like Sage Products, Kraft Foods Holdings and Bemis Company.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Frito-Lay:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6746743B2112
US6637906B2109
USD459927S195
US6472007B294
US6679034B287
US20100111453A184
USD466809S180
US6339727B180
US6623040B174
US7602288B272

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Frito-Lay patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Frito-Lay invention. They couldn’t because Frito-Lay had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 712 Frito-Lay patents in 912 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Frito-Lay patent portfolio are Sonoco Development, Intercontinental Great Brands and Kellogg Company.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Frito-Lay –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Frito-Lay PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Sonoco Development1028
Intercontinental Great Brands1032
Kellogg Company920
Mars Incorporated714
Urschel Laboratories619
General Mills511
Fam515
Nestec514
Walmart510
Quaker Oats413

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Frito-Lay Patents

Top Frito-Lay Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7602288B220
US7524519B28
US7320583B27
US20070038673A17
US20100111453A16
US7943218B26
US7686513B26
US9014434B26
US7951436B26
US20090161995A16
US7658133B26
US7037551B26
US6637906B25
US8394437B25
US9802720B25

What Percentage of Frito-Lay US Patent Applications were Granted?

Frito-Lay (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 590 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 416 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 72.22%.

Below are the key stats of Frito-Lay patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Frito-Lay?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Barnes & Thornburg19991.97%
Carstens & Cahoon24245.57%
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck8898.64%
Jondle Plant Sciences2892.86%
Frost Brown Todd5100.00%
Weatherly Ip Solutions5100.00%
Hartman Global4100.00%
Bernard Rothwell & Brown4100.00%
Carstens Yee & Cahoon375.00%
Colin P Cahoon30.00%
Hayes Soloway10.00%
Honigman1100.00%
International Flavors & Fragrances10.00%

What are Frito-Lay key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Frito-Lay?

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

R&D Focus: How has Frito-Lay search focus changed over the years?

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