Mondelez International Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Mondelez has a total of 18399 patents globally, out of which 11480 have been granted. Of these 18399 patents, more than 44% patents are active. United States of America is where Mondelez has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Mondelez.

Mondelez International was founded in the year 2012. Mondelez International is a food and beverage company involved in manufacturing and marketing of packaged food products such as beverages, cheese, snacks and other packaged grocery products.

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

How many patents does Mondelez International have?

Mondelez has a total of 18399 patents globally. These patents belong to 2974 unique patent families. Out of 18399 patents, 8194 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Mondelez International File Every Year?

Mondelez International 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 GrantMondelez International Applications FiledMondelez International Patents Granted
20244
2023101463
2022247488
2021330592
2020450564
2019409737
2018506727
2017599786
2016797760
2015935855
20141569894

How many Mondelez International patents are Active/Inactive?

Worldwide Patents

Mondelez International Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Mondelez International File in Different Countries?

Mondelez Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Mondelez International Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1711
Europe (EPO)1386
China1189
Australia1136
Canada1090
Japan1052
United Kingdom866
Germany863
Brazil809
Austria798
Mexico723
Russia629
Spain615
Poland566
India442
Europe359
Korea (South)349
Denmark295
Argentina254
Norway227
South Africa213
New Zealand173
Israel154
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)138
Philippines134
Indonesia111
Netherlands107
France101
Portugal95
Malaysia95

Where are Research Centers of Mondelez International Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Mondelez

What Technologies are covered by Mondelez Patents?

Mondelez, a global food and snack company, has ventured into diverse technology categories across the food and beverage industry. Their patent portfolio spans multiple domains, showcasing innovation in food processing, packaging, and product formulations.

Mondelez Technology Area

Let’s dig dive into Design Patents:

Mondelez Design Patents Technology Area

This is followed by patents filed under Food Composition & Manufacturing which include patents related Food Processing, Flavor Technology, Tabletting or Capsule Formulation etc.

Surprisingly, Mondelez has filed a lot of patents relating to Chewing Gum which we have covered under Food Composition & Manufacturing.

Their efforts towards sustainability reflect the patent filing in Container & Packaging.

The Mondelez’s patent portfolio includes several intriguing patents which are described below:

US9873038B2, describes an interactive game, linked to a chewable product, which can be played on mobile device and the character actions are triggered by the by chewing or mouth motions of the players while also involving various movements like walking, running, jumping etc.

EP3998954A4, describes the compositions and foods designed for supporting a healthy gut microbiota. The formulations include fiber preparations which have been described in detail in the document along with the methods of its application.

US20170029388A1, describes the inhibitors of asparagine endopeptidase for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It describes pharmaceutical compositions and methods of its administration for treatment and prevention of such diseases.

US10799472B2, describes the compositions and methods for treatment of parasitic infections. The formulations can be administered as suspensions, solutions or emulsions in oily or aqueous carriers and encapsulated forms.

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

Mondelez Technology Protected in Different Countries

R&D Focus: How Mondelez’ Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Mondelez Technology Through the Years

10 Best Mondelez International Patents

US6685916B1 is the most popular patent in the Mondelez portfolio. It has received 332 citations so far from companies like CadburyAdams Llc, The Procter & Gamble Company and Bestsweet, Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Mondelez International:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6685916B1332
US6918532B2241
US6696044B2225
US6733818B2194
WO2014184652A1175
US6846500B1157
US20080160149A1156
GB2397510A151
WO2008104751A1149
US20060045934A1142

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 535 Mondelez patents in 2681 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Mondelez patent portfolio are Nestle, WM Wrigley and Sonoco Development.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Mondelez International –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Mondelez PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Nestle87255
WM Wrigley42182
Sonoco Development2578
Frito-Lay1850
General Mills1635
Mars Inc1238
Kellogg1135
Altria1024
Procter & Gamble816
Fertin Pharma814

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Mondelez International Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Mondelez

Top Mondelez International Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7851005B218
US7640843B214
US7097074B212
US8398306B211
US8850960B210
US8109200B210
US8887622B210
US20070269577A110
US20070178123A110
US7159717B29
US8535743B29
US7863546B29
US7829128B28
US8486469B28
US6698333B28

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