KT&G Patents – Key Insights and Stats

KT&G has a total of 6732 patents globally, out of which 3445 have been granted. Of these 6732 patents, more than 82% patents are active. South Korea is where KT&G has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Japan and China. Parallelly, South Korea seems to be the main focused R&D center of KT&G and is also the origin country of the firm.

KT&G, originally Korea Tobacco & Ginseng, was founded in the year 1989. The company processes, produces, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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

How many patents does KT&G have?

KT&G has a total of 6732 patents globally. These patents belong to 3010 unique patent families. Out of 6732 patents, 5552 patents are active.

How Many Patents did KT&G File Every Year?

KT&G 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 GrantKT&G Applications FiledKT&G Patents Granted
2022735695
20211142509
20201262279
2019928254
2018802206
2017276110
201612785
201517281
2014127153
2013168105
2012211124
20115364

How many KT&G patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

KT&G Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did KT&G File in Different Countries?

KT&G Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which KT&G Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Korea (South)2882
Japan593
China578
Europe514
United States Of America460
Russia137
Indonesia137
Canada87
Viet Nam85
Taiwan41
Kazakhstan39
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)36
Germany36
Austria36
Turkey35
Singapore34
United Arab Emirates32
Philippines26
United Kingdom23
Australia19
India18
Italy16
Ukraine15
Spain13
Mexico12
Brazil11
Poland8
Malaysia7
Israel4
South Africa3

Where are Research Centres of KT&G Patents Located?

R&D Centres of KT&G

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10 Best KT&G Patents

KR100636287B1 is the most popular patent in the KT&G portfolio. It has received 202 citations so far from companies like Philip Morris Products, British American Tobacco, and Altria Client Services.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of KT&G:

Publication NumberCitation Count
KR100636287B1202
USD904613S1137
WO2008087560A260
WO2006088315A151
KR1020180124739A47
WO2017007252A146
US20100048570A144
KR100844445B143
WO2008150130A142
WO2005059112A142

What are KT&G key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by KT&G?

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

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

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