General Mills has a total of 3495 patents globally, out of which 1842 have been granted. Of these 3495 patents, more than 42% patents are active. The United States of America is where General Mills has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Australia. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of General Mills.
General Mills was founded in the year 1928. General Mills, Inc. operates as a food company. The Company manufactures and markets branded consumer foods. General Mills serves customers worldwide. As of March 2023, General Mills has a market cap of $47.61 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of General Mills which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find General Mills patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over General Mills patent portfolio.
How many patents does the founder and the CEO of General Mills have?
The founder Cadwallader C. Washburn, James Ford Bell, John Crosby, Lisa Pannell have 0, 1, 89, 0 patents and CEO Jeffrey Harmening have 0 patents.
How many patents does General Mills have?
General Mills has a total of 3495 patents globally. These patents belong to 1044 unique patent families. Out of 3495 patents, 1478 patents are active.
How Many Patents did General Mills 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 Grant||General Mills Applications Filed||General Mills Patents Granted|
How many General Mills patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did General Mills File in Different Countries?
Countries in which General Mills Filed Patents
|United States Of America||904|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||52|
Where are Research Centres of General Mills Patents Located?
10 Best General Mills Patents
US20020004749A1 is the most popular patent in the General Mills portfolio. It has received 304 citations so far from companies like Searete, Elwha and Kpn Innovations.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of General Mills:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to General Mills patents?
The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to General Mills invention. They couldn’t because General Mills had protected those before them.
Examiners at the USPTO referred 265 General Mills patents in 1501 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).
The top citing companies in the General Mills patent portfolio are Nestec, Intercontinental Great Brands and Frito-Lay.
List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing General Mills –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing General Mills Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Intercontinental Great Brands||19||50|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on General Mills Patents
Top General Mills Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|