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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2010 - 2014 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 426, Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products

( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to the patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent ownership is determined by the first-named assignee listed on a patent )

The following table displays first-named assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 35 39 74 47 69 264
NESTEC, S.A. 18 11 21 30 25 105
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC 21 18 31 17 2 89
CONOPCO, INC. 2 10 17 11 14 54
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) 6 9 16 8 7 46
GENERAL MILLS, INC. 4 6 5 15 15 45
FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. 10 9 12 3 9 43
PURECIRCLE SDN BHD 1 1 16 14 0 32
MARS INCORPORATED 9 6 6 4 5 30
CARGILL, INC. 4 4 9 7 5 29
PEPSICO, INC. 2 2 8 9 5 26
BURCON NUTRASCIENCE (MB) CORP. 5 2 1 14 3 25
FUJI OIL CO., LTD. 7 3 7 4 1 22
KRAFT FOODS R&D, INC. 1 4 1 4 11 21
AJINOMOTO COMPANY INCORPORATED 4 3 7 4 2 20
KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC 0 0 0 9 10 19
COCA-COLA COMPANY 1 4 1 11 1 18
GIVAUDAN S.A. 0 0 5 7 6 18
SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG 0 2 5 5 5 17
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 4 1 3 2 6 16
INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC 0 0 0 7 9 16
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY 3 7 2 1 2 15
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 2 4 3 4 2 15
THE QUAKER OATS COMPANY 3 2 2 4 3 14
THE NISSHIN OILLIO GROUP, LTD. 2 5 3 2 1 13
BARRY CALLEBAUT AG 0 0 3 7 2 12
GENERAL MILLS IP HOLDINGS II, LLC 3 2 7 0 0 12
KELLOGG COMPANY 3 6 1 1 1 12
MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION COMPANY 0 4 5 2 1 12
NOVOZYMES A/S 0 1 2 6 3 12
SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED 1 2 2 4 3 12
BUNGE OILS, INC. 2 0 4 4 1 11
CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC 8 3 0 0 0 11
DANISCO A/S 3 5 3 0 0 11
DEL MONTE CORPORATION 0 1 1 7 2 11
CJ CHEILJEDANG CORP. 4 1 1 0 4 10
CRYOVAC, INC. 1 2 0 4 3 10
DELAVAU L.L.C. 2 3 4 1 0 10
LEPRINO FOODS COMPANY 4 2 1 2 1 10
RICH PRODUCTS CORPORATION 3 1 2 2 2 10
T.F.H. PUBLICATIONS, INC. 3 0 5 1 1 10
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 0 1 3 3 3 10
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 2 1 1 3 2 9
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 1 4 1 2 1 9
FIRMENICH SA 1 1 4 1 2 9
GENERAL MILLS MARKETING, INC. 3 2 4 0 0 9
MEIJI CO., LTD. 0 0 3 0 6 9
ROQUETTE FRERES 1 1 1 2 4 9
THE HERSHEY COMPANY 2 1 2 1 3 9
WILLIAM WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY 1 1 0 3 4 9
CHR. HANSEN A/S 0 2 0 3 3 8
COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE 0 2 3 2 1 8
FRITO-LAY TRADING COMPANY, GMBH 1 3 2 0 2 8
ITOEN LTD. 1 2 0 3 2 8
STARBUCKS CORPORATION 0 1 3 4 0 8
THE FOLGERS COFFEE COMPANY 4 2 1 0 1 8
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 2 2 1 1 2 8
ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 5 1 1 0 7
CONCENTRATE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF IRELAND 0 2 3 2 0 7
ECOLAB USA INC. 0 1 5 0 1 7
FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LIMITED 3 3 1 0 0 7
FRANKLIN FOODS, INC. 1 2 2 2 0 7
HEINEKEN SUPPLY CHAIN B.V. 0 1 0 3 3 7
KIKKOMAN CORPORATION 1 1 1 1 3 7
KONINKLIJKE DOUWE EGBERTS B.V. 0 0 0 4 3 7
LAND O'LAKES, INC. 1 1 3 1 1 7
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. 0 3 2 1 1 7
PURAC BIOCHEM B.V. 2 0 1 3 1 7
RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 3 2 1 0 7
SAFEFRESH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 1 2 1 2 7
SUDZUCKER AG MANNHEIM/OCHSENFURT 0 1 1 2 3 7
TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 3 0 2 1 1 7
TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A. 1 0 2 2 2 7
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION 0 1 1 1 4 7
BARILLA G.E R. F.LLI - SOCIETA PER AZIONI 1 1 1 0 3 6
CONAGRA FOODS RDM, INC. 0 3 0 2 1 6
COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 1 3 1 1 0 6
CP KELCO U.S., INC. 0 1 1 1 3 6
SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC. 4 0 0 1 1 6
UNILEVER BESTFOODS NORTH AMERICA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. 5 1 0 0 0 6
VDF FUTURECEUTICALS, INC. 3 0 0 3 0 6
WENGER MANUFACTURING CO. INC. 4 1 1 0 0 6
ARLA FOODS AMBA 0 0 3 2 0 5
BASIC AMERICAN, INC. 0 2 3 0 0 5
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1 0 2 2 0 5
COOPERATIE AVEBE U.A. 0 2 0 1 2 5
GUMLINK A/S 1 0 3 1 0 5
IAMS COMPANY 0 0 0 0 5 5
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS + FRAGRANCES INC 1 4 0 0 0 5
J-OIL MILLS, INC. 0 1 1 1 2 5
KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA 2 1 0 1 1 5
KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 1 2 2 5
L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME A DIRECTOIRE ET CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE 0 1 0 4 0 5
MICHAEL FOODS, INC. 2 1 0 1 1 5
NEXT PROTEINS, INC. 3 2 0 0 0 5
NIPPON SUISAN KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 0 0 2 1 5
NUTRICIA N.V. 0 1 0 1 3 5
PURATOS NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP 0 1 1 2 1 5
SARA LEE/DE N.V. 2 2 1 0 0 5
SOLAE, LLC 0 1 1 1 2 5
SOREMARTEC S.A. 0 0 2 1 2 5
TROPICANA PRODUCTS, INC. 0 0 0 2 3 5



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