Sapporo Breweries Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Sapporo Breweries has a total of 1926 patents globally, out of which 1049 have been granted. Of these 1926 patents, more than 42% patents are active. Japan is where Sapporo Breweries has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United States of America and Europe. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Sapporo Breweries.

Sapporo Breweries was founded in the year 1876. Sapporo Breweries produces and sells alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, shochu, and Western spirits.

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

How many patents does Sapporo Breweries have?

Sapporo Breweries has a total of 1926 patents globally. These patents belong to 1174 unique patent families. Out of 1926 patents, 820 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Sapporo Breweries File Every Year?

Sapporo Breweries 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 GrantSapporo Breweries Applications FiledSapporo Breweries Patents Granted
202315
2022971
20214482
20206977
20199044
201810335
201710245
201614683
201510634
20148438
20137930
20126338
20116471

How many Sapporo Breweries patents are Alive/Dead?

Sapporo Breweries Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Sapporo Breweries File in Different Countries?

Sapporo Breweries Worldwide Patrnt Filig

Countries in which Sapporo Breweries Filed Patents

CountryPatent
Japan1156
United States Of America133
Europe87
Canada77
Australia51
China48
Germany40
Korea (South)35
Viet Nam28
Taiwan18
Austria16
Denmark12
New Zealand12
Singapore11
Brazil9
India8
Czech Republic5
Indonesia5
Spain5
United Kingdom3
Malaysia3
Poland2
Slovakia2
Philippines2
Ukraine1
Norway1
France1
Portugal1
Colombia1
Russia1
Chile1
South Africa1
Mexico1
Slovenia1
Argentina1

Where are Research Centres of Sapporo Breweries Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Sapporo Breweries

10 Best Sapporo Breweries Patents

WO2004000990A1 is the most popular patent in the Sapporo Breweries portfolio. It has received 107 citations so far from companies like Suntory, Kirin Brewery and Taiyo Kagaku.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Sapporo Breweries:

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2004000990A1107
WO2004018612A175
WO2005005593A163
WO2002004593A157
JP2006006342A55
WO2007066484A153
JP2004024151A45
JP2005124591A42
US20050220935A131
US6489625B131

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 18 Sapporo Breweries patents in 77 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Sapporo Breweries patent portfolio are Suntory Holdings, Kirin Beer and Roche Diagnostics Hematology.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Sapporo Breweries –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Sapporo Breweries PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Suntory Holdings35
Kirin Beer26
Roche Diagnostics Hematology25
Sharp22
Inis Biotech12
Canopy Growth12
Theraclion16
Idemitsu Kosan11
Ricoh11
Kirin Holdings13

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Sapporo Breweries Patents

Top Sapporo Breweries Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8211040B211
US7302974B24
US6489625B13
US7022354B12
US6639127B22
US20080138466A11
US8802169B21
US7857132B21
US20120058220A11
US20110189340A11
US20050220935A11
US7504239B21
US10306908B21
US20110002901A11
US6679097B21

What are Sapporo Breweries key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Sapporo Breweries?

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

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

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