The Kraft Heinz Company was created in 2015 when Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz merged to become the Kraft Heinz. The company doing business as a Food & Beverages company. The Company offers wide range products of Food, Fast Moving Consumer Packaged Goods, CPG, and Consumer Packaged Goods. As of November 2021, Kraft Heinz has a market cap of $43.84 Billion.
Kraft Heinz has a total of 9063 patents globally, out of which 2241 have been granted. Of these 9063 patents, more than 49% patents are active. USA is where Kraft Heinz has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Kraft Heinz is USA. USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Kraft Heinz.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Kraft Heinz which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Kraft Heinz’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Kraft Heinz’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does Kraft Heinz have?
Kraft Heinz has a total of 9063 patents globally. These patents belong to 2241 unique patent families. Out of 9063 patents, 4466 patents are active.
How many Kraft Heinz patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Kraft Heinz File Every Year?
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 Grant||Kraft Heinz Applications Filed||Kraft Heinz Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did Kraft Heinz File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Kraft Heinz Filed Patents
|United States Of America||1595|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||59|
|African Intellectual Property Organization||16|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||6|
|Gulf Cooperation Council||6|
|Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro||3|
|African Regional Industrial Property Organization||1|
Where are Research Centers of Kraft Heinz Patents Located?
10 Best Kraft Heinz Patents
US7051036B2 is the most popular patent in the Kraft Heinz portfolio. It has received 430 citations so far from companies like IBM, OneTrust, Sprint Communications and Microsoft.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Kraft Heinz:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Kraft Heinz 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 Kraft Heinz patent portfolio are Intercontinental Great Brands, Nestle and General Mills.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Intercontinental Great Brands||54|
|Frito-Lay North America Inc||13|
|Graphic Packaging International Llc||11|
|Sonoco Development Inc||10|
|Nutramax Laboratories Inc||7|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Kraft Heinz Patents
Top Kraft Heinz Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Kraft Heinz US Patent Applications were Granted?
Kraft Heinz (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2157 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1534 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 72.77%.
Below are the key stats of Kraft Heinz patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Kraft Heinz?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery||1040||75.15%|
|Hoffmann & Baron||109||57.80%|
|Raymond M Mehler||53||98.11%|
|Stites & Harbison||50||68.00%|
|Greenblum & Bernstein||45||87.80%|
|Johnson & Johnson||42||100.00%|
|Stephen B Shear||38||100.00%|
|Joseph T Harcarik||36||100.00%|
Kraft Heinz’s turnaround strategies prioritise product development and innovation.
Kraft Heinz’s portfolio comprises a slew of well-known brands sold in more than 200 countries. To lower the top line, a rigorous focus on cost cutting has been matched with a customer trend toward smaller innovative brands and healthier meals.
The comeback at Kraft Heinz is fuelled by innovation. This entails improving the company’s capabilities as well as making appropriate brand investments based on deep consumer insights.
In Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Latin America, Russia, and the Middle East, Kraft Heinz is attempting to lead international R&D. Leveraging research is a priority for Kraft Heinz.
The innovation leader remained tight-lipped on which technologies Kraft Heinz sees as having the most potential. “The technologies we’re working on are looking at the future and obviously they should play a role giving us a competitive edge,” said Miriam Ueberall
Striking a balance between modernising the existing portfolio and developing ‘new news’ is crucial for Ueberall.
The company has very good packaging technologies and is working to improve the nutritional profile of its product. It’s also looking ahead to future technologies to develop healthful, appealing products that meet customers’ expectations.
What are Kraft Heinz‘s key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Kraft Heinz Patents?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Kraft Heinz in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Kraft Heinz thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Kraft Heinz research focus changed over the years?
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