Heineken Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Heineken has a total of 1404 patents globally, out of which 1032 have been granted. Of these 1404 patents, more than 16% patents are active. European Countries is where Heineken has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United Kingdom and the USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $25.95 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, Netherlands seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Heineken.

Heineken was founded in the year 1863 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken. Heineken is a pale lager beer manufactured by the Dutch brewing company Heineken N.V. It contains 5% alcohol by volume and comes in a green bottle with a red star on it. As of April 2022, Heineken has a market cap of $57.11 Billion.

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

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

The founder, Gerard Adriaan Heineken, has 0 patents. The CEO, Dolf van den Brink, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Heineken have?

Heineken has a total of 1404 patents globally. These patents belong to 365 unique patent families. Out of 1404 patents, 235 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Heineken File Every Year?

Heineken 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 GrantHeineken Applications FiledHeineken Patents Granted
20112239
20121533
20131836
20141920
20151518
201686
2017107
201813
2019812
202088
202124
20222239

How many Heineken patents are Alive/Dead?

Heineken Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Heineken File in Different Countries?

Heineken Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Heineken Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe101
United Kingdom100
United States Of America69
Spain59
Germany58
Japan49
Australia46
Austria42
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)41
China40
Portugal34
Denmark33
Singapore29
Poland29
Mexico25
Bulgaria25
Hungary25
Brazil24
Canada24
South Africa23
Viet Nam22
Slovakia22
New Zealand22
Slovenia22
Korea (South)22
Netherlands21
Czech Republic19
Malaysia16
India15
Indonesia15
Estonia14
Israel14
Romania14
Croatia14
Ukraine14
Africa14
Chile14
Eurasia12
Argentina12
Taiwan11
Serbia10
Norway9
Georgia9
Egypt9
Iceland9
Morocco8
France7
Cuba7
Saudi Arabia7
Ecuador7
Russia7
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro6
Uzbekistan6
Uruguay5
Peru5
Jordan5
Colombia4
El Salvador4
Finland3
Costa Rica3
Belarus3
Sweden3
Turkey3
Cyprus2
Philippines2
Republic of Moldova1
Switzerland1
United Arab Emirates1
Tunisia1
Greece1
Rwanda1

Where are Research Centres of Heineken Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Heineken

10 Best Heineken Patents

US6375048B1 is the most popular patent in the Heineken portfolio. It has received 90 citations so far from companies like Interbrew, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Cargill.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6375048B190
US6360923B174
US6745922B173
WO2002053721A160
US6454131B153
US6942127B252
WO2003050031A151
US6516839B147
US6824017B241
US7188751B240

Which Companies are using Heineken 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 Heineken patent portfolio are Carlsberg Group, Sapporo Breweries, and AB InBev.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Carlsberg Group6
Sapporo Breweries6
AB InBev5
Avery Dennison3
Rehrig Pacific Company2
Petainer Lidkoping Ab2
Innovia Films2
Conopco2
Cornelius2
Celli1

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Heineken Patents

Heineken

Top Heineken Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6660915B210
US8079496B27
US6375048B15
US7032781B25
US6745922B15
US6598763B24
US6942127B24
US6824017B24
US6360923B13
US8056773B22
US7140514B22
US20090077999A12
US6607800B12
US7188751B22
US20100212336A12

Heineken uses data at every stage of the supply chain, from forecasting to optimising delivery routes. When there is significant inventory, extended production or replenishment lead-times, or seasonal variations in demand for its products, the brewer can alter production using data analytics.

With its Ignite bottle, one of the winning designs for Heineken’s annual Future Bottle Design Challenge, the business has already delved into IoT. These interactive bottles have 50 separate components and sensors, including LED lights, that transform beer bottles into connected gadgets that respond to the beat of club music and mirror its rhythms, allowing “every bottle to become a part of the party.” When the bottle is tipped back for a drink, the lights flicker, “cheers” another bottle, then fade when no one is touching it. When enjoying a Heineken brew, the Ignite bottle surely contributes to a memorable customer experience.

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What are Heineken’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Heineken?

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

R&D Focus: How has Heineken‘s search focus changed over the years?

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