Kellogg’s Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Kellogg’s has a total of 1396 patents globally, out of which 818 have been granted. Of these 1396 patents, more than 52% patents are active. United States of America is where Kellogg’s has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Kellogg’s.

Kellogg’s was founded in 1906 by Will Keith Kellogg. Kellogg manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and other convenience foods. The Company’s products include cereals, cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit snacks, frozen waffles, and veggie foods. Kellogg’s markets its products in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. As of March 2022, Kellogg’s has a market cap of $20.69 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Kellogg’s have?

The CEO, Steve Cahillane have 0 patents.

How many patents does Kellogg’s have?

Kellogg’s has a total of 1396 patents globally. These patents belong to 411 unique patent families. Out of 1396 patents, 739 patents are active.

How many Kellogg’s patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Kellogg’s Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Kellogg’s Patents

How Many Patents did Kellogg’s File Every Year?

Kellogg’s 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 GrantKellogg’s Applications FiledKellogg’s Patents Granted
20117860
20128449
20131552
20143434
20153046
20167041
20179343
20186150
20195748
20201841
20211348
20227

How Many Patents did Kellogg’s File in Different Countries?

Kellogg’s Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Kellogg’s Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America311
Europe169
Canada150
Australia149
Mexico95
Germany95
Japan66
Spain60
China52
United Kingdom29
Brazil21
Austria12
New Zealand10
Russia8
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)8
Singapore7
Turkey4
Denmark3
India2
Poland2
Taiwan1
Colombia1
Chile1
Portugal1
Switzerland1
Ecuador1
Israel1
Honduras1
South Africa1
Costa Rica1
Nicaragua1
Norway1

Where are Research Centers of Kellogg’s Patents Located?

Research Centers of Kellogg’s Patents

10 Best Kellogg’s Patents

US6558730B1 is the most popular patent in Kellogg’s portfolio. It has received 97 citations so far from companies like Frito-Lay North America, Procter & Gamble and Intercontinental Great Brands.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Kellogg’s:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6558730B197
US20020039612A173
US6528105B169
US6572910B267
US6599547B166
US7988034B263
US20090202700A157
US20020099597A156
US20080057157A155
USD553496S154

Which Companies are using Kellogg’s 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 Kellogg’s patent portfolio are Nestlé, Frito-Lay and General Mills.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Nestlé12
Frito-Lay12
General Mills10
Intercontinental Great Brands Llc9
Novozymes As4
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc4
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Llc3
Bmo Harris Bank3
Conagra Foods Rdm Inc3
Mars Incorporated3

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Kellogg’s Patents

Top Kellogg’s Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7524519B29
US6890580B18
US7220440B27
US20090081335A17
US8029849B27
US8408793B27
US20090202700A16
US6777020B26
US20020039612A16
US6572910B26
US20030203070A15
US20060013925A15
US20090017170A15
US7781008B24
US7419693B24

What Percentage of Kellogg’s US Patent Applications were Granted?

Kellogg’s (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 210 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 108 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 58.06%.

Below are the key stats of Kellogg’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Kellogg’s?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Honigman Llp12465.45%
Dickinson Wright Pllc2129.17%
Howard & Howard Attorneys Pllc1666.67%
Randall L Shoemaker80.00%
Felfe & Lynch560.00%
Norton Rose Fulbright Us Llp3100.00%
Kristine H Johnson20.00%
Norman D Hanson2100.00%
Oblon Spivak Mcclelland2100.00%
William H Honaker20.00%

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What are Kellogg’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Kellogg’s?

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

R&D Focus: How Kellogg’s search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on April 3, 2022

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