Metro Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Metro has a total of 44 patents globally, out of which 43 have been granted. Of these 44 patents, more than 84% patents are active. Europe is where Metro has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the UK and Germany. Parallelly, Europe seems to be the main focused R&D center and Germany is the origin country of Metro.

Metro was founded in 1964. Metro operates as a food service company. The Company wholesales and distributes food products. Metro offers cash and carry, logistics, properties, technology, advertising, digital, financial, and accounting services. Metro serves customers worldwide. As of January 2022, Metro has a market cap of $3.24 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Metro have?

The CEO, Rafael Gasset has 0 patents.

How many patents does Metro have?

Metro has a total of 44 patents globally and all these patents belong to unique patent families. Out of 44 patents, 37 patents are active.

How many Metro patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Metro Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Metro Patents

How Many Patents did Metro File Every Year?

Metro 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 GrantMetro Applications FiledMetro Patents Granted

How Many Patents did Metro File in Different Countries?

Metro Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Metro Filed Patents

United Kingdom16

Where are Research Centers of Metro Patents Located?

Research Centers of Metro Patents


What are Metro‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Metro?

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

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


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Our comprehensive report provides an in-depth look into the patent portfolio. The report includes a breakdown of the patent portfolio across various technologies, listing the patent along with brief summaries of each patent's technology.