Swedish Match Patent – Key Insights and Stats

Swedish Match has a total of 677 patents globally, out of which 310 have been granted. Of these 677 patents, more than 66% patents are active. Europe is where Swedish Match has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Canada, it has generated an annual revenue of $2.11 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, Europe seems to be the main focused R&D centre.

Swedish Match was founded in the year 1915 by Ivar Kreuger. Company manufactures, markets and sells tobacoo products like cigars and chewing tobacco, and lights (matches, lighters and complementary products. As of November 2022 Swedish Match has a market cap of $16.43 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Swedish Match have?

The founder, Ivar Kreuger has 1 patent. The CEO, Lars Dahlgren, has 0 patent.

How many patents does Swedish Match have?

Swedish Match has a total of 677 patents globally. These patents belong to 150 unique patent families. Out of 677 patents, 447 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Swedish Match File Every Year?

Swedish Match 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.

Swedish Match year wise patent filing and grant rate –
Year of Patents Filing or GrantSwedish Match Applications FiledSwedish Match Patent Granted
202236
20211724
20205264
20194737
20182019
20175325
20168526
20153210
20144013
2013309
20121712
2011308

How many Swedish Match patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Swedish Match Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Swedish Match File in Different Countries?

Swedish Match Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Swedish Match Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe140
United States Of America136
Canada50
Denmark40
Sweden31
United Kingdom24
Norway24
Slovenia22
China17
Spain16
Korea (South)14
Germany10
Croatia9
Russia9
Austria8
Poland8
Portugal8
Australia7
Hungary7
Lithuania7
Serbia6
Netherlands2
Philippines2
Brazil1
Cyprus1
Eurasia1
France1
Malaysia1
New Zealand1
San Marino1
Taiwan1

Where are Research Centres of Swedish Match Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Swedish Match

10 Best Swedish Match Patents

US20040118422A1 is the most popular patent in the Swedish Match portfolio. It has received 341 citations so far from companies like U. S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Philip Morris Usa Inc. and Altria Client Services Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Swedish Match:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20040118422A1341
WO2004095959A1260
US20090065013A1176
US20040118421A1149
US20060118589A1133
US20040217024A198
WO2006065192A173
WO2008133563A172
WO2007126361A163
USD489606S161

Which companies are referring to Swedish Match Patents in their Patent Applications?

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 23 Swedish Match patents in 84 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Swedish Match patent portfolio areAltria Client Services, Jt International and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Swedish Match –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Swedish Match PatentsNumber of Rejections (102&103)
Altria Client Services Inc55
Jt International Sa44
R J Reynolds Tobacco Company44
Nicoventures33
Philip Morris Products Sa33
Japan Tobacco22
Fontem Holdings 1 Bv11
Hauni Maschinenbau Ag11
Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc11
Sharps Compliance Inc Of Texas11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Swedish Match Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Swedish Match

Top Swedish Match Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20090065013A14
US20130256163A13
US20200297026A12
US20100294292A12
US20050043515A12
US20090253754A12
US20130053603A12
US20170280764A11
US20160205993A11
US20120031415A11
US20090301504A11
US20170174375A11
US6458177B11

What are Swedish Match key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Swedish Match?

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

R&D Focus: How has Swedish Match search focus changed over the years?

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