Smithfield Foods Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Smithfield Foods has a total of 118 patents globally, out of which 67 have been granted. Of these 118 patents, more than 49% patents are active. The United States of America is where Smithfield Foods has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Slovakia. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Smithfield Foods.

Smithfield Foods was founded in 1936. Smithfield Foods operates as a meat-processing company. Hams, hog meats, and other pig products are produced by the company. 

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

How many patents do the Founder and CEO of Smithfield Foods have?

The Founder Joseph W. Luter have 0 patents and CEO Shane Smith have 26 patents.

How many patents does Smithfield Foods have?

Smithfield Foods has a total of 118 patents globally. These patents belong to 46 unique patent families. Out of 118 patents, 58 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Smithfield Foods File Every Year?

Smithfield Foods Patent Filling 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 GrantSmithfield Foods Applications FiledSmithfield Foods Patents Granted
20231
20222
20218
20202
201959
201879
201732
201610
201557
20146
2013366
201222
201111

How many Smithfield Foods patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Smithfield Foods Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Smithfield Foods File in Different Countries?

Smithfield Foods World Wide Patent Filling

Countries in which Smithfield Foods Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America34
Europe11
Slovakia8
Japan6
China6
Germany5
Poland5
Canada5
Mexico4
Spain4
Denmark3
Romania3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)3
France2
Portugal2
Norway2
India1
Austria1
Hungary1
United Kingdom1

Where are Research Centers of Smithfield Foods Patents Located?

R&D Center Smithfield Foods

10 Best Smithfield Foods Patents

US6601239B2 is the most popular patent in the Smithfield Foods portfolio. It has received 40 citations so far from companies like Medline Industries, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, Nike.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Smithfield Foods:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6601239B240
US20030101062A132
WO2014066133A115
US6948187B214
US10918123B29
US7473166B28
US20060280849A18
WO2014089308A18
US20090252832A17

What Percentage of Smithfield Foods US Patent Applications were Granted?

Smithfield Foods (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 13 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 4 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 36.36%.

Below are the key stats of Smithfield Foods patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Smithfield Foods?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Mccarter & English928.57%
Hunton Andrews Kurth450%

What are Smithfield Foods key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Smithfield Foods?

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

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

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