Tyson Foods Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Tyson Foods has a total of 1139 patents globally, out of which 642 have been granted. Of these 1139 patents, more than 15% patents are active. The United States of America is where Tyson Foods has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Spain. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Tyson Foods.

Tyson Foods was founded in the year 1935. Tyson Foods produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products. The Company’s goods are advertised and distributed to national and local grocers, local grocer wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club shops, military commissaries, and commercial food processors. As of March 2023, Tyson Foods has a market cap of $20.70 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Tyson Foods have?

The founder John W. Tyson have 0 patents and CEO Donnie King have 0 patents.

How many patents does Tyson Foods have?

Tyson Foods has a total of 1139 patents globally. These patents belong to 448 unique patent families. Out of 1139 patents, 176 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Tyson Foods File Every Year?

Tyson Foods 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 GrantTyson Foods Applications FiledTyson Foods Patents Granted
202287
2021102
202025
201926
201886
201733
2016168
201539
20141426
2013258
20122124
20114341

How many Tyson Foods patents are Alive/Dead?

Tyson Foods Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Tyson Foods File in Different Countries?

Tyson Foods Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Tyson Foods Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America168
Europe101
Spain77
Austria64
Canada48
Portugal40
Japan35
Mexico34
Australia32
Netherlands30
Germany28
India26
Taiwan23
Malaysia18
Korea (South)17
Brazil17
Singapore16
New Zealand14
Denmark14
China13
Indonesia13
South Africa12
Israel11
Philippines11
United Kingdom11
Czech Republic11
Argentina7
Turkey7
Norway7
Poland6
Hungary6
Brunei6
Italy6
Slovakia5
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)5
Botswana5
Slovenia4
Viet Nam4
France4
Belgium4
Croatia3
Russia3
Lithuania2
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro2
Egypt2
Dominican Republic2
Bulgaria2
Colombia2
Saudi Arabia2
Nicaragua1
Chile1
Ireland1
Serbia1
Honduras1
Malta1
Tunisia1
Belarus1
Estonia1
Ecuador1
Morocco1
Greece1
Cyprus1
Costa Rica1
San Marino1

Where are Research Centres of Tyson Foods Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Tyson Foods

10 Best Tyson Foods Patents

US7236812B1 is the most popular patent in the Tyson Foods portfolio. It has received 209 citations so far from companies like Pelikan Technologies, Sanofi and Volcano.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7236812B1209
US6507747B1199
US6755849B1183
US7226414B2163
US6946853B2111
US20030023236A198
WO2010137952A194
WO2010128844A190
US6484325B174
US7166458B271

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Tyson Foods patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 61 Tyson Foods patents in 272 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Tyson Foods patent portfolio are The Hillshire Brands, Medtronic Minimed and Parc.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Tyson Foods –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Tyson Foods PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
The Hillshire Brands625
Medtronic Minimed510
Parc29
Smithfield Foods23
Bemis Company26
Metalquimia23
Cargill22
Reading Bakery Systems23
Eyesense24
Alcon24

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Tyson Foods Patents

Top Tyson Foods Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8216854B28
US8945643B27
US7236812B17
US20080276571A17
US7226414B26
US20120114808A16
US20030023236A15
US9617048B23
US6891961B23
US20100310749A13
US8579494B23
US20080107779A12
US6507747B12
US20140342057A12
US20090133584A12

What are Tyson Foods key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Tyson Foods?

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

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

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