Impossible Foods Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Impossible Foods has a total of 263 patents globally, out of which 103 have been granted. Of these 263 patents, more than 91% patents are active. United States of America is where Impossible Foods has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Hong Kong and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Impossible Foods in USA & Australia. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Impossible Foods. Impossible Foods could go public sooner than planned, despite the fact that no date has been set for the IPO.

Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 by Monte Casino and Patrick Brown. Impossible Foods doing business in the Food industry. The Company offers wide range of products in Food and Beverage. As of December 2021, Impossible Foods has a market cap of $6.2 Billion.

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

How many patents does Impossible Foods have?

Impossible Foods has a total of 263 patents globally. These patents belong to 38 unique patent families. Out of 263 patents, 239 patents are active.

How many Impossible Foods patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Impossible Foods Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Impossible Foods Patent

How Many Patents did Impossible Foods File Every Year?

Impossible Foods 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 GrantImpossible Food Applications FiledImpossible Food Patents Granted
201230
20135
201473
2015431
2016222
20172111
20181623
20191620
20202518
20211227

How Many Patents did Impossible Foods File in Different Countries?

Impossible Foods Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Impossible Foods Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America50
Australia27
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)19
Europe17
Japan16
Korea (South)14
China13
Russian Federation12
Canada11
New Zealand9
Mexico9
Brazil8
India7
Denmark5
Portugal5
Spain4
Lithuania4
Indonesia4
Poland4
Serbia4
Croatia3
Slovenia3
Hungary2
Cyprus1
Italy1
Turkey1

Where are Research Centers of Impossible Foods Patents Located?

Research Centers of Impossible Foods

10 Best Impossible Foods Patents

US9011949B2 is the most popular patent in the Impossible Foods portfolio. It has received 28 citations so far from companies like Bright Dairy & Food Co, Lyrical Foods and Alpine Roads.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9011949B228
US20170342132A124
US20150366233A122
US9808029B218
WO2015127388A118
US9943096B215
US9826772B215
US20190008192A114
US20180199605A114
US20180199606A114

What Percentage of Impossible Foods US Patent Applications were Granted?

Impossible Foods (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 44 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 23 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 82.14%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Impossible Foods?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Fish & Richardson4382.14%
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati10.00%

Impossible Foods is a forward-thinking firm whose objective is to supply the world with plant-based alternatives to animal goods that taste as good as the genuine thing while having a lower environmental effect.

Impossible Foods develops plant-based meat and dairy products made without animals. Sounds INSANE right?!

The company conducts molecular research on animal goods before selecting certain proteins and minerals from plants to mimic the taste and texture of animal meats and dairy products.

Impossible Foods recently inaugurated its first large-scale factory in Oakland, California, with the capacity to manufacture one million pounds of meat every month, or roughly 4 million burgers! This investment is the initial step toward future meatless versions of all types of animal protein being developed and sold.

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What are Impossible Foods key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Impossible Foods?

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

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

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