What Did The Patent Landscape of NESTLE Look Like?

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Nestlé is a leading multinational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It was established in 1866 by Henri Nestlé and has since grown into one of the world’s largest and most recognizable consumer goods companies.

As of April 2023, Nestlé’s market capitalization was approximately $350 billion, solidifying its position as one of the largest food and beverage companies globally.

NESTLE has a total of 6050 patent Families globally. Out of 6050patent Families, 1206 patent Families are active    

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

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Nestlé

What Did The Patent Landscape of NESTLE 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 Nestlé

Publication Type

Simple Legal Status

Legal State

Count of Publications

APPLICATION

DEAD

EXPIRED

455

LAPSED

452

WITHDRAWN

305

NON-PAYMENT

229

CEASED

170

ABANDONED

148

REJECTED

122

DISCONTINUATION

56

REVOKED

32

PENDING

EXAMINATION

516

PUBLISHED

170

ACTIVE

GRANTED

427

UNDETERMINED

UNDETERMINED

32

PATENT

DEAD

EXPIRED

1200

NON-PAYMENT

321

CEASED

200

ABANDONED

38

REVOKED

32

DISCONTINUATION

32

WITHDRAWN

32

ACTIVE

GRANTED

392

PENDING

EXAMINATION

51

DESIGN

ACTIVE

GRANTED

323

DEAD

EXPIRED

261

UTILITY MODEL

DEAD

EXPIRED

99

CEASED

32

ABANDONED

32

NON-PAYMENT

32

ACTIVE

GRANTED

32

PENDING

PUBLISHED

32

OTHERS

ACTIVE

GRANTED

32

DEAD

NON-PAYMENT

32

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Nestlé

What Did The Patent Landscape of NESTLE Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Nestlé 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-4919130-A

127

65

93

104

22

411

US-4950298-A

78

57

127

101

28

391

US-4674502-A

65

25

34

189

63

376

US-5290892-A

82

92

96

70

28

368

US-4577629-A

102

60

89

65

24

340

US-4515583-A

145

92

50

17

7

311

US-4921477-A

46

48

66

76

56

292

US-4846052-A

58

56

72

47

10

243

US-4989583-A

87

77

44

19

7

234

US-4909249-A

85

65

53

23

6

232

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

What Did The Patent Landscape of NESTLE Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Nestlé

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

FOODS, FOODSTUFFS, OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES OR A21D A23B-A23J; THEIR PREPARATION OR TREATMENT, e.g. COOKING, MODIFICATION OF NUTRITIVE QUALITIES, PHYSICAL TREATMENT ; PRESERVATION OF FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS, IN GENERAL (A23L)

1819

714

39

PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (A61K)

654

181

28

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES (A47J)

598

235

39

COCOA; COCOA PRODUCTS, e.g. CHOCOLATE; SUBSTITUTES FOR COCOA OR COCOA PRODUCTS; CONFECTIONERY; CHEWING GUM; ICE-CREAM; PREPARATION THEREOF (A23G)

540

204

38

CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES (B65D)

527

237

45

DAIRY PRODUCTS, e.g. MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE; MILK OR CHEESE SUBSTITUTES; MAKING THEREOF (A23C)

507

199

39

SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS (A61P)

385

96

25

COFFEE; TEA; THEIR SUBSTITUTES; MANUFACTURE, PREPARATION, OR INFUSION THEREOF (A23F)

321

150

47

FEEDING-STUFFS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ANIMALS; METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF (A23K)

319

117

37

PROTEIN COMPOSITIONS FOR FOODSTUFFS; WORKING-UP PROTEINS FOR FOODSTUFFS; PHOSPHATIDE COMPOSITIONS FOR FOODSTUFFS (A23J)

307

149

49

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