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?
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 Grant||Smithfield Foods Applications Filed||Smithfield Foods Patents Granted|
How many Smithfield Foods patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Smithfield Foods File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Smithfield Foods Filed Patents
|United States Of America||34|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||3|
Where are Research Centers of Smithfield Foods Patents Located?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Mccarter & English||9||28.57%|
|Hunton Andrews Kurth||4||50%|