Kroger Patents – Key Insights and Stats

The Kroger Company was founded in 1883 by Bernard Kroger. The company doing business in Retail Industry. The Company offers wide range products of Grocery, Grocery Manufacturing, General Merchandise, Retail, Distribution, e-Commerce Shopping, In-store Shopping, and Delivery. As of November 2021, Kroger has a market cap of $31.63 Billion.

Kroger has a total of 239 patents globally, out of which 91 have been granted. Of these 239 patents, more than 35% patents are active. USA is where Kroger has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Taiwan and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Kroger is USA. USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Kroger.

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

How many patents does Kroger have?

Kroger has a total of 239 patents globally. These patents belong to 25 unique patent families. Out of 239 patents, 84 patents are active.

How many Kroger patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Kroger Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Kroger Patent

How Many Patents did Kroger File Every Year?

Kroger 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 GrantKroger Applications FiledKroger Patents Granted
20011
200231
2003101
200422
20051164
20064713
20072621
2008816
2009314
20107
20116
201213
20133
20171
20192
20211

How Many Patents did Kroger File in Different Countries?

Kroger Worldwide Patent

Countries in which Kroger Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America76
Taiwan23
China15
Korea (South)15
Europe14
Japan13
Canada12
Israel8
Mexico7
Brazil7
Eurasian Patent Organization4
Australia3
Norway3
Morocco1
African Regional Industrial Property Organization1
Germany1

Where are Research Centers of Kroger Patents Located?

Research Centers of Kroger

10 Best Kroger Patents

US7124098B2 is the most popular patent in the Kroger portfolio. It has received 430 citations so far from companies like IBM, Sap and Accenture Global Services.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Kroger:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7124098B294
US7077523B284
US6934072B177
US6934073B171
US7068416B268
US6999226B267
US7161729B266
US7031046B265
US6970284B163
US7212330B259

What Percentage of Kroger US Patent Applications were Granted?

Kroger (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 43 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 35 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.74%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Kroger?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman1890.91%
Paul J Juettner8100.00%
Cushman Darby & Cushman683.33%
Cummings Law40%
Ciba Corning Diagnostic Corp1100.00%
Richard P Fennelly1100.00%
The Kroger Co1100.00%
Thompson Hine10.00%
Wood Herron & Evans1100.00%

It’s crucial to keep an eye on grocery store innovations, which are initiatives to increase overall operating efficiency and effectiveness. Kroger is a great illustration of this. They are devoted to driving profitable growth through the use of innovative technology and smart collaborations. In order to increase its online sales from $10 billion to $20 billion, the corporation has devised new strategies that they hope will help them achieve their objective.

The company now has 11 million daily retail visitors and 4 million daily web views, according to Retail Media Network. Kroger has offered a unique offer to CPG brands in order to solidify a partnership for a successful media network. A strong communication platform will emerge from such a partnership, which will benefit all parties involved.

Kroger believes that by implementing these creative efforts, it will be able to considerably enhance revenues once the projects are fully implemented. Some of these areas are:

Sheds: The “sheds” concept, which is now being tried, could be a crucial enabler for digital growth. This is Ocado’s automated fulfilment technology. It has the potential to lower the cost of digital delivery, which is an important approach to counteract rising labour expenses. According to Neil Saunders, managing director of the data analytics and consulting firm Global Data, these dedicated automated fulfilment centers have been tried in under-represented regions to evaluate demand and impact.

Demand forecasting: Initiatives in this area have salvaged many lost sales from in-store customers.

What are Kroger‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Kroger?

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

R&D FocusHow Kroger research focus changed over the years?

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

Updated on December 3, 2021

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