What Did The Patent Landscape of KFC Look Like?

Home / IP Trends / What Did The Patent Landscape of KFC Look Like?

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is a chain of fast food restaurants that specializes in fried chicken. It was founded in 1930 by Harland Sanders, who opened his first restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky. The company was acquired by Yum! Brands in 1986. As of April 2023, KFC has over 24,000 restaurants in over 135 countries. The company’s market capitalization is approximately $13 billion.   

KFC has a total of 522 patent Families globally. Out of 522patent Families, 194 patent Families are active    

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by KFC that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on KFC patents, the global patent filing activity country wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding KFC patent portfolio.  

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in KFC

What Did The Patent Landscape of KFC Look Like?

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio Of KFC

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

105 

EXPIRED 

95 

REJECTED 

53 

WITHDRAWN 

29 

ABANDONED 

4 

DISCONTINUATION 

2 

LAPSED 

2 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

181 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

18 

PATENT 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

9 

CEASED 

3 

NON-PAYMENT 

2 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

5 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

8 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

4 

UTILITY MODEL 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

2 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in KFC

What Did The Patent Landscape of KFC Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in KFC on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

US-5518127-A 

17 

17 

13 

15 

1 

63 

US-4084492-A 

29 

9 

10 

6 

4 

58 

US-7293695-B2 

0 

9 

12 

13 

10 

44 

US-8193470-B1 

0 

0 

9 

20 

8 

37 

US-4208291-A 

6 

12 

1 

2 

2 

23 

US-8770431-B1 

0 

0 

4 

10 

9 

23 

US-5185172-A 

8 

6 

4 

1 

1 

20 

JP-2010144360-A 

0 

0 

8 

9 

3 

20 

JP-2005179891-A 

0 

2 

11 

5 

1 

19 

JP-H10205289-A 

15 

1 

0 

2 

0 

18 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In KFC? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of KFC Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In KFC

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

SHAFTS; TUNNELS; GALLERIES; LARGE UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS (E21D) 

257 

4 

2 

SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS (E04G) 

85 

1 

1 

FOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS; EMBANKMENTS; UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURES (E02D) 

77 

0 

0 

GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (E04B) 

55 

0 

0 

DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING (F16B) 

39 

0 

0 

SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING (B29C) 

13 

1 

8 

BRIDGES (E01D) 

13 

0 

0 

ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE (E01F) 

13 

0 

0 

EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS (E21B) 

13 

0 

0 

LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM (B32B) 

12 

1 

8 

About TTC

We’ve constantly identified the value of new technology carried out by our pretty skilled executive crew with backgrounds as our professionals. Like the IP professionals we empower, our starvation for development is never-ending. We IMPROVISE, ADAPT, and IMPLEMENT in a strategic manner.

TT Consultants offers a range of efficient, high-quality solutions for your intellectual property management ranging from

and much more. We provide both law firms and corporations in many industries with turnkey solutions.

Contact Us
Techspacer

With 150 Million+ Patents and 220 Million+ Research Publications in its database, provides quick actionable insights into current trends and future outlook of technology through technology lens. 

Corpus Logo

Our proprietary thesaurus that contains 3 billion+ technical words. This technical corpus helps our patent searchers quickly identify synonymous and interoperable words for comprehensive searches.

Share Article
TOP

Request a Call Back!

Thank you for your interest in TT Consultants. Please fill out the form and we will contact you shortly

    Request a Call Back!

    Thank you for your interest in TT Consultants. Please fill out the form and we will contact you shortly