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Industrial Innovation: Beverages (Brewers)

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

The Beverages & Brewers Industry has a total of 403 granted patents and 1,138 patent applications distributed into 602 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are European Patent Office, Japan and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are dispensing, delivering, or transferring liquids, micro-organisms or enzymes and containers for storage or transport of articles or materials,. The top companies in this industry are KIRIN HOLDINGS, CARLSBERG BREWERIES and ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV.

1,221Total Patents

403 Grants

1,138 Applications

The Beverages & Brewers Industry has a grant to application ratio of 0.354, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 2.824 patent applications.

Beverages – Brewers

Geographic Breakdown

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.

TOP 3 Countries

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 204 patents.

  • japan

    Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 189 patents.


    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 186 patents.

Key Technologies

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.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
1 KR100944107B1 Barley lipoxygenase 1 gene, method of selecting barley variety, material of malt alcoholic drinks and process for producing malt alcoholic drink
2 KR100583331B1 Artificial Human Chromosome Containing Human Antibody ? Light Chain Gene
3 US8925748 Integrallly blow-moulded bag-in-container having a bag anchoring point; process for the production thereof; and tool thereof
4 US8931651 Integrally blow-moulded bag-in-container having interface vents opening to the atmosphere at location adjacent to a bag's mouth; preform for making it; and process for producing the preform and bag-in-container

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

Main Companies

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