Krones Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Krones has a total of 483 patents globally, out of which 240 have been granted. Of these 483 patents, more than 42% patents are active. Germany is where Krones has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and the United States of America. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Krones.

Krones has founded in the year 1951 Krones designs and manufactures production machinery and packaging robots for breweries, soft drink and water bottlers, chemical manufacturers, and food processors. The company manufactures manufacturing systems for the processing of plastic and glass containers that include cleaning, filling, labelling, sorting, and packaging. As of March 2023, Krones has a market cap of $3.69 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Krones have?

The founder Hermann Kronseder have 248 patents and CEO Christoph Klenk have 28 patents.

How many patents does Krones have?

Krones has a total of 483 patents globally. These patents belong to 166 unique patent families. Out of 483 patents, 206 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Krones File Every Year?

Krones 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 GrantKrones Applications FiledKrones Patents Granted
2022412
20211516
20201621
20192024
20182711
2017333
20162712
2015128
2014717
20131213
20122113
20111110

How many Krones patents are Alive/Dead?

Krones Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Krones File in Different Countries?

Krones Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Krones Filed Patents

CountryPatent
Germany113
Europe80
United States Of America67
China26
Spain25
Austria20
Italy18
Canada15
Denmark13
Poland11
India10
Australia7
Mexico6
Brazil6
Japan5
Israel3
Portugal3
Korea (South)1

Where are Research Centres of Krones Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Krones

10 Best Krones Patents

US7184855B2 is the most popular patent in the Krones portfolio. It has received 72 citations so far from companies like Pflow Industries, Symbotic and Vecna Robotics.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7184855B272
US6428639B171
US6729836B264
WO2011027372A143
US7221998B239
US6871116B235
EP1619129A132
US20030049356A131
US6752189B226
US20100007048A123

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 19 Krones patents in 79 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Krones patent portfolio are Sidel Spa Con Socio Unico, Symbotic and Illinois Tool Works.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Krones –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Krones PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Sidel Spa Con Socio Unico33
Symbotic33
Illinois Tool Works310
Khs Gmbh29
Miteco24
Sander Hansen15
Pe Labellers11
Fanuc11
Hurst International12
Rosemount Aerospace11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Krones Patents

Top Krones Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6752189B27
US6428639B16
US7644654B25
US7221998B24
US20030049356A14
US6871116B23
US6729836B22
US20070148280A11
US7517213B21
US8696347B21
US9578894B21
US7635451B21
US10539239B21
US8202081B21
US20100007048A11

What are Krones key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Krones?

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

R&D Focus: How has Krones search focus changed over the years?

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