Yakult Honsha Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Yakult Honsha has a total of 34 patents globally, out of which 11 have been granted. Of these 34 patents, more than 35% patents are active. Japan is where Yakult Honsha has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Malaysia. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Yakult Honsha.

Yakult Honsha was founded in the year 1955 by Minoru Shirota. The company manufactures non-alcoholic beverages. The Company develops, produces and distributes fermented milk products, soft drinks and more. They also manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other products. As of January 2023, the market cap of Yakult Honsha is $ 11.05 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Yakult Honsha have?

The founder Minoru Shirota has 0 patent and CEO Sumiya Hori has 0 patent.

How many patents does Yakult Honsha have?

Yakult Honsha has a total of 34 patents globally. These patents belong to 24 unique patent families. Out of 34 patents, 12 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Yakult Honsha File Every Year?

Yakult Honsha Patents 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 GrantYakult Honsha Applications FiledYakult Honsha Patents Granted

How many Yakult Honsha patents are Alive/Dead?

Yakult Honsha Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Yakult Honsha File in Different Countries?

Yakult Honsha Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Yakult Honsha Filed Patents

Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Korea (South)1

 Where are the Research Centres of Yakult Honsha Patents Located?

Research Centres of Yakult Honsha Patents

 10 Best Yakult Honsha Patents

WO2015163442A1 is the most popular patent in the Yakult Honsha portfolio. It has received 17 citations so far from companies like FANCL and ITO EN.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Yakult Honsha:

Publication NumberCitation Count

List of Yakult Honsha

Yakult Honsha PatentsTitle
CN106488710AProcessed Kale Product
CN101163414AFood Or Drug Comprising Lactic Acid Bacterium Containing Mineral
WO2015163443A1Agent For Delaying Appearance Of Physical Symptoms Associated With Aging
WO2015163442A1Processed Kale Product
WO2010064703A1Glucosinolate-Containing Squeezed Liquid Composition Derived From Cruciferous Plant, And Process For Producing Same
WO2006080522A1Food Or Drug Comprising Lactic Acid Bacterium Containing Mineral
JP7029697B2Swallowing Function Improving Agent
JP6960628B2Heat Shock Protein Expression Promoter
JP6861134B2Hyaluronic Acid Production Promoter And Food For Promoting Hyaluronic Acid Production
JP6457497B2Agent For Delaying The Appearance Of Physical Symptoms Associated With Aging
JP6183803B2Hsp Expression Promoter
JP5726535B2Juice Composition Containing Glucosinolate Derived From Cruciferous Plant And Method For Producing The Same
JP1306346SPackaging Box
JP1297085SNutritional Supplement
JP1134320SPackaging Box
JP1131116SPackaging Container
JP2022092330ACollagen Production Promoter
JP2022050593AKale Extract Powder
JP2020188701ABeverage/Food Composition
JP2019092497AComprehensive Cosmetic Improvement Agent
JP2019052114ACollagen Production Promoter And Collagen Production Promoting Food
JP2019050748AKale Extract Powder
JPWO2015163442A1Processed Kale
JP2013017431AFoaming Preparation For Wine
JP2010130970AGreen Juice Powder With Good Dispersibility In Hot Water, And Method For Producing The Same
JP2010081888ANoodles Highly Containing Dietary Fiber And Protein And Method For Producing The Same
JP2009268028AShort-Film Animation Data Distribution Apparatus
JP2006230404AFood Or Drug Comprising Lactic Acid Bacterium Containing Mineral
JP2005053560APackaging Box
BR102014031633B1Apple Washing Machine
HK1232740AProcessed Kale Product
SG11201608692TAProcessed Kale Product
MYPI2016703794A0Processed Kale Product
KR1020080009680AFood Or Drug Comprising Lactic Acid Bacterium Containing Mineral

What are Yakult Honsha‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Yakult Honsha?

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

R&D Focus: How has Yakult Honsha’s search focus changed over the years?


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Updated on January 31, 2023

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