Impossible Foods Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Impossible Foods has a total of 475 patents globally, out of which 204 have been granted. Of these 475 patents, more than 86% patents are active. United States of America is where Impossible Foods has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Japan. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Impossible Foods.

Impossible Foods was founded in the year 2011. The Company provides meat products. The Company offers pork, sausage, burger, chicken nuggets and meatballs.

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 475 patents globally. These patents belong to 39 unique patent families. Out of 475 patents, 411 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Impossible Foods File Every Year?

Impossible Foods 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 GrantImpossible Foods Applications FiledImpossible Foods Patents Granted
202413
20231628
20224838
20214442
20205623
20191821
20181829
20172413
2016383
2015613
20141111
20135

How many Impossible Foods patents are Alive/Dead?

Impossible Foods Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Impossible Foods File in Different Countries?

Impossible Foods Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Impossible Foods Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States of America64
Australia37
Japan30
Korea (South)26
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)26
Europe (EPO)25
Mexico24
China20
India19
Canada18
Russian Federation17
New Zealand13
Brazil13
Germany10
Indonesia9
Austria9
Spain7
Portugal6
Denmark6
Norway6
Poland6
Israel5
Slovenia5
Slovakia5
Croatia5
Malta5
Serbia5
Hungary5
Singapore5
Lithuania5
Cyprus4
Estonia4
Albania4
Italy3
Viet Nam2
Philippines2
Turkey1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1
Taiwan1

Where are Research Centres of Impossible Foods Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Impossible Foods

10 Best Impossible Foods Patents

US9011949B2 is the most popular patent in the Impossible Foods portfolio. It has received 57 citations so far from companies like Lyrical Foods Inc, Eat Scifi Inc and Nobell Foods Inc.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9011949B257
US9700067B248
US10039306B245
US20170342132A144
US10172380B240
US20160340411A139
US9808029B238
US20170172169A137
US9943096B233
US20150289541A133

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Impossible Foods patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 10 Impossible Foods patents in 50 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Impossible Foods patent portfolio are Whitewave Services, Beyond Meat and Sympli Good Food.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Impossible Foods –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Impossible Foods PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Whitewave Services23
Beyond Meat26
Sympli Good Food12
Plantible Foods11
Conopco Inc12
Givaudan Sa11
Sundial Foods11
Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients11
Technion Research & Development Foundation13
Pioneer Hi-Bred International12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Impossible Foods Patents

 Top Impossible Foods Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10039306B210
US9011949B25
US10986848B24
US10172381B22
US10172380B22
US20140193547A11
US20190292217A11
US20160340411A11
US9826772B21
US11439166B21

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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