Kraft Heinz Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Worldwide Patents

Kraft Heinz Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Kraft Heinz Patent

How Many Patents did Kraft Heinz File Every Year?

Kraft Heinz Patent Filing

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 GrantKraft Heinz Applications FiledKraft Heinz Patents Granted
2011490265
2012482247
2013757316
2014608311
2015469310
2016152319
2017133311
2018111323
2019122267
202059184
202111112

How Many Patents did Kraft Heinz File in Different Countries?

Kraft Heinz Worldwide Patent

Countries in which Kraft Heinz Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1595
Canada1147
Europe651
Australia622
Mexico439
China385
Brazil384
Japan380
Russian Federation291
Spain251
Poland204
Argentina191
Korea (South)190
Germany190
United Kingdom179
India171
New Zealand159
Philippines141
Austria130
South Africa95
Denmark95
Norway86
Israel69
Ukraine65
Turkey64
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)59
Portugal46
Singapore42
Costa Rica34
Colombia30
Taiwan28
Slovenia22
Malaysia21
Egypt21
Indonesia21
Chile19
Peru16
African Intellectual Property Organization16
Thailand15
Hungary13
Viet Nam13
Slovakia9
Ecuador9
Morocco9
Czech Republic7
Estonia6
Eurasian Patent Organization6
Gulf Cooperation Council6
Panama5
Greece4
Uruguay4
Italy4
Dominican Republic3
Cyprus3
Lithuania3
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro3
France3
Bulgaria2
Romania2
Netherlands2
Guatemala1
African Regional Industrial Property Organization1
Croatia1
Sweden1
Switzerland1
Honduras1
Iceland1
Algeria1
Tunisia1

Where are Research Centers of Kraft Heinz Patents Located?

Research Centers of Kraft Heinz

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 NumberCitation Count
US7051036B2430
US6685916B1186
US6194639B1178
US6435351B1158
US6022577A131
US6696044B2121
US20080160149A1119
US6048558A118
US6318894B1110
WO2014184652A1107

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Intercontinental Great Brands54
Nestle51
General Mills25
Frito-Lay North America Inc13
Mars Incorporated13
Graphic Packaging International Llc11
Sonoco Development Inc10
Danisco9
Wrigley Company8
Nutramax Laboratories Inc7

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Kraft Heinz Patents

Top Kraft Heinz Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7051036B228
US7325686B215
US7159717B214
US20080240628A113
US20070178123A112
US20050281921A111
US20080311192A110
US6435351B19
US8109200B29
US9061796B29
US20070003681A19
US9119410B28
US8308363B28
US20090311384A18
US6048558A8

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery104075.15%
Hoffmann & Baron10957.80%
Cantor Colburn8746.43%
Richard Kornutik73100.00%
Raymond M Mehler5398.11%
Stites & Harbison5068.00%
Greenblum & Bernstein4587.80%
Johnson & Johnson42100.00%
Stephen B Shear38100.00%
Joseph T Harcarik36100.00%

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 FocusHow Kraft Heinz research focus changed over the years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Kraft Heinz?

Updated on December 3, 2021

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