Maruha Nichiro Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Maruha Nichiro has a total of 512 patents globally, out of which 262 have been granted. Of these 512 patents, more than 33% patents are active. Japan is where Maruha Nichiro has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and China. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D center of Maruha Nichiro and is also the origin country of the firm. Maruha Nichiro was founded in the year 1943. The company provides meat and food products. It offers beef, pork, chicken, processed pork, processed chicken and seafood. Do read about some of the most popular patents of Maruha Nichiro which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Maruha Nichiro patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Maruha Nichiro patent portfolio.

How many patents does Maruha Nichiro have?

Maruha Nichiro has a total of 512 patents globally. These patents belong to 267 unique patent families. Out of 512 patents, 171 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Maruha Nichiro File Every Year?

Maruha Nichiro 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 Grant Maruha Nichiro Applications Filed Maruha Nichiro Patents Granted
2022 10 15
2021 21 14
2020 41 10
2019 17 14
2018 16 18
2017 39 14
2016 32 18
2015 19 5
2014 32 8
2013 20 26
2012 27 11
2011 10 10

How many Maruha Nichiro patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Maruha Nichiro Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Maruha Nichiro File in Different Countries?

Maruha Nichiro Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Maruha Nichiro Filed Patents

Country Patents
Japan 259
United States Of America 49
China 36
Europe 22
Taiwan 14
Korea (South) 12
Germany 11
Austria 9
Australia 8
Indonesia 6
Canada 6
Malaysia 4
Mexico 3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.) 3
Russia 2
United Kingdom 2
South Africa 2
New Zealand 1
Chile 1
Netherlands 1

 Where are Research Centres of Maruha Nichiro Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Maruha Nichiro

10 Best Maruha Nichiro Patents

JP2004244080A is the most popular patent in the Maruha Nichiro portfolio. It has received 155 citations so far from companies like Fujifilm Corporation and Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd.  Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Maruha Nichiro: 
Publication Number Citation Count
JP2004244080A 155
WO2003040097A1 42
US7008783B1 38
JP2011092216A 32
USD492593S1 31
WO2003004484A1 26
JP2006212004A 23
US6605705B1 22
US6790635B1 21
WO2014051162A1 18

What are Maruha Nichiro’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Maruha Nichiro?

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

R&D Focus: How has Maruha Nichiro’s search focus changed over the years?


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