Hormel Foods Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Hormel Foods has a total of 190 patents globally, out of which 104 have been granted. Of these 190 patents, more than 34% patents are active. United States of America is where Hormel Foods has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Australia. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Hormel Foods.

Hormel Foods was founded in 1891 by George A. Hormel. Hormel Foods manufactures and markets consumer-branded meat and food products. The Company processes meat and poultry products and produces a variety of prepared foods. Hormel markets its products around the world under a variety of branded names. As of April 2022, Hormel Foods has a market cap of $28.95 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Hormel Foods have?

The Founder George A. Hormel has 4 patents and the CEO Jim Snee have 0 patents.

How many patents does Hormel Foods have?

Hormel Foods has a total of 190 patents globally. These patents belong to 84 unique patent families. Out of 190 patents, 65 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Hormel Foods File Every Year?

Hormel Foods Patents 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 GrantHormel Foods Applications FiledHormel Foods Patents Granted
2011225
201298
201399
2014810
2015110
201612
201726
201831
201915
20201
202112
20221

How many Hormel Foods patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Hormel Foods Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Hormel Foods File in Different Countries?

Hormel Foods Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Hormel Foods Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America83
Canada15
Australia10
China10
Europe9
Viet Nam5
Brazil5
Mexico5
New Zealand4
Korea (South)4
Spain3
Japan3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)3
Germany3
Philippines3
Austria2
Denmark1
India1
South Africa1
Macao1
Portugal1

Where are Research Centers of Hormel Foods Patents Located?

Research Centers of Hormel Foods Patents

10 Best Hormel Foods Patents

US8741373B2 is the most popular patent in the Hormel Foods portfolio. It has received 71 citations so far from companies like Therapeuticsmd, Inc., Virun, Inc and GreenStract, Llc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Hormel Foods:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8741373B271
US20020064585A153
US6676986B142
WO2009089115A139
US7175049B237
WO2011162802A132
US6645062B131
USD571662S129
US7373217B226
USD495249S126

What Percentage of Hormel Foods US Patent Applications were Granted?

Hormel Foods (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 92 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 71 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.6%.

Below are the key stats of Hormel Foods’ patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Hormel Foods?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Iplm Group Pa4488.37%
Dicke Billig & Czaja2363.16%
Mau & Krull Pa787.50%
Merchant & Gould Pc4100.00%
Dentons Us Llp3100.00%
Richard M Herreid2100.00%
Cargill Incorporated1100.00%
Fisher Christen & Sabol1100.00%
Hormel Foods Corporation1100.00%
Kevin C Jones1100.00%

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What are Hormel Foods’ key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Hormel Foods?

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

R&D Focus: How has Hormel Foods’ search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on April 30, 2022

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