The Major Diversified Foods Industry has a total of 19,573 granted patents and 31,811 patent applications distributed into 17,121 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are Foods or non-alcoholic beverages, not covered by subclasses A21D or A23B-A23J, preparations for medical, dental, or toilet purposes and containers for storage or transport of articles or materials,. The top companies in this industry are AJINOMOTO, SOC DES PROD CHIMS NESTLE and KEWPIE CORPORATION.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 9,326 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 5,372 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 4,237 patents.
Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||CA2470638C||CLOSED CAPSULE WITH OPENING MEANS|
|2||EP1350435B1||Compositions and methods for promoting lipid assimilation in pets|
|3||CA2409286C||DOG & CAT FOOD COMPOSITIONS HAVING A PROBIOTIC LACTOBACILLUS STRAIN|
|4||US7964233||Production of whole grain shredded products|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.