McCormick Patents – Key Insights and Stats

McCormick has a total of 897 patents globally, out of which 721 have been granted. Of these 897 patents, more than 56% patents are active. The United States of America is where McCormick has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Australia. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also the United States of America is the origin country of McCormick.

McCormick was founded in the year 1889. McCormick Incorporated creates, sells, and provides the food sector with flavour items such as spices, herbs, extracts, seasonings, and flavourings. Retail establishments, food producers, and restaurants are all customers of the company. As of December 2022, market cap of McCormick is $20.79 Billion.

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

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

The founder Willoughby McCormicks and CEO Lawrence E. Kurzius have 0 patents.

How many patents does McCormick have?

McCormick has a total of 897 patents globally. These patents belong to 346 unique patent families. Out of 897 patents, 508 patents are active.

How Many Patents did McCormick File Every Year?

McCormick Patents 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 GrantMcCormick Applications FiledMcCormick Patents Granted
20115341
20124534
20139475
20143633
20153341
20162825
20179627
20182028
20192429
2020613
20215554
20222340
20238

How many McCormick patents are Alive/Dead?

McCormick Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did McCormick File in Different Countries?

McCormick Worldwide Patents

Countries in which McCormick Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America157
China155
Australia96
Canada93
United Kingdom78
Mexico54
Europe73
Germany20
South Africa15
Russia15
Italy15
Singapore13
Brazil12
Poland10
Spain9
Japan8
New Zealand7
Portugal6
Argentina3
Korea (South)3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Austria2
Netherlands2
France2
Denmark1
Viet Nam1
Turkey1
Norway1
Switzerland1
India1
Slovenia1
Philippines1
Croatia1
Montenegro1
Indonesia1
Malta1
Malaysia1

Where are Research Centres of McCormick Patents Located?

Research Center of McCormick Patents

10 Best McCormick Patents

US20130224696A1 is the most popular patent in the McCormick portfolio. It has received 227 citations so far from companies like Palantir Technologies, Nissin Foods Holdings and Aromabit.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20130224696A1184
US7488503B1116
US20090104330A190
US20040231220A181
US6416799B179
US7799341B279
USD655107S172
USD628090S170
USD482624S169
USD506140S167

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 32 McCormick patents in 183 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the McCormick patent portfolio are IBM, Firmenich and Frito-Lay.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing McCormick –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing McCormick PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM711
Firmenich46
Frito-Lay310
Cargill210
Nestle27
Runway Blue22
Vital Source Group23
Goodnature26
Walmart Apollo23
Givaudan26

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on McCormick Patents

Top McCormick Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20090104330A19
US20130222406A19
US20070292592A16
US7488503B15
US7918050B24
US7870980B24
US20100185564A13
US7493712B23
US20080199595A13
US20050191389A13
US20110297703A13
US7726355B22
US10441101B22
US8286817B22
US20080131567A12

What Percentage of McCormick US Patent Applications were Granted?

McCormick (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 31 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 15 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 55.56%.

Below are the key stats of McCormick patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for McCormick?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Greenblum & Bernstein2370%
Oblon820%

What are McCormick key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by McCormick?

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

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

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Updated on January 23, 2023

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