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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2009 - 2013 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 24 35 39 74 47 219
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC 13 21 18 31 17 100
NESTEC, S.A. 7 18 11 21 30 87
KAO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (KAO CORPORATION) 5 6 9 16 8 44
CONOPCO, INC. 0 2 10 17 11 40
FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC. 6 10 9 12 3 40
GENERAL MILLS, INC. 2 4 6 5 15 32
PURECIRCLE SDN BHD 0 1 1 16 14 32
MARS INCORPORATED 4 9 6 6 4 29
CARGILL, INC. 4 4 4 9 7 28
FUJI OIL CO., LTD. 3 7 3 7 4 24
PEPSICO, INC. 3 2 2 8 9 24
BURCON NUTRASCIENCE (MB) CORP. 0 5 2 1 14 22
AJINOMOTO COMPANY INCORPORATED 2 4 3 7 4 20
COCA-COLA COMPANY 2 1 4 1 11 19
PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY 5 2 4 3 4 18
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY 2 3 7 2 1 15
CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC 2 8 3 0 0 13
DANISCO A/S 2 3 5 3 0 13
GENERAL MILLS IP HOLDINGS II, LLC 1 3 2 7 0 13
GIVAUDAN S.A. 1 0 0 5 7 13
KRAFT FOODS R&D, INC. 3 1 4 1 4 13
MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION COMPANY 2 0 4 5 2 13
UNILEVER BESTFOODS NORTH AMERICA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. 7 5 1 0 0 13
DSM IP ASSETS B.V. 2 4 1 3 2 12
LEPRINO FOODS COMPANY 3 4 2 1 2 12
SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG 0 0 2 5 5 12
THE NISSHIN OILLIO GROUP, LTD. 0 2 5 3 2 12
CONAGRA FOODS RDM, INC. 6 0 3 0 2 11
COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 5 1 3 1 1 11
DELAVAU L.L.C. 1 2 3 4 1 11
KELLOGG COMPANY 0 3 6 1 1 11
THE QUAKER OATS COMPANY 0 3 2 2 4 11
BARRY CALLEBAUT AG 0 0 0 3 7 10
BUNGE OILS, INC. 0 2 0 4 4 10
DEL MONTE CORPORATION 1 0 1 1 7 10
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY 2 1 4 1 2 10
GENERAL MILLS MARKETING, INC. 0 3 2 4 0 9
KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC 0 0 0 0 9 9
NOVOZYMES A/S 0 0 1 2 6 9
RICH PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1 3 1 2 2 9
SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED 0 1 2 2 4 9
T.F.H. PUBLICATIONS, INC. 0 3 0 5 1 9
COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE 1 0 2 3 2 8
CRYOVAC, INC. 1 1 2 0 4 8
FRANKLIN FOODS, INC. 1 1 2 2 2 8
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS + FRAGRANCES INC 3 1 4 0 0 8
PURAC BIOCHEM B.V. 2 2 0 1 3 8
STARBUCKS CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 4 8
WENGER MANUFACTURING CO. INC. 2 4 1 1 0 8
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 0 2 1 1 3 7
ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 5 1 1 7
CJ CHEILJEDANG CORP. 1 4 1 1 0 7
CONCENTRATE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF IRELAND 0 0 2 3 2 7
FIRMENICH SA 0 1 1 4 1 7
FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LIMITED 0 3 3 1 0 7
GUMLINK A/S 2 1 0 3 1 7
INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC 0 0 0 0 7 7
RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 1 3 2 1 7
TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A. 2 1 0 2 2 7
THE FOLGERS COFFEE COMPANY 0 4 2 1 0 7
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 0 0 1 3 3 7
WILLIAM WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY 2 1 1 0 3 7
ARLA FOODS AMBA 1 0 0 3 2 6
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1 1 0 2 2 6
ECOLAB USA INC. 0 0 1 5 0 6
FMC CORPORATION 3 0 1 2 0 6
FRITO-LAY TRADING COMPANY, GMBH 0 1 3 2 0 6
ITOEN LTD. 0 1 2 0 3 6
LAND O'LAKES, INC. 0 1 1 3 1 6
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. 0 0 3 2 1 6
SAFEFRESH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 1 1 1 2 1 6
TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 3 0 2 1 6
THE HERSHEY COMPANY 0 2 1 2 1 6
TROPICANA PRODUCTS, INC. 4 0 0 0 2 6
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 0 2 2 1 1 6
VDF FUTURECEUTICALS, INC. 0 3 0 0 3 6
BASIC AMERICAN, INC. 0 0 2 3 0 5
CHR. HANSEN A/S 0 0 2 0 3 5
ECOLAB INC. 4 0 1 0 0 5
KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA 1 2 1 0 1 5
KRAFT FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. 4 1 0 0 0 5
L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME A DIRECTOIRE ET CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE 0 0 1 0 4 5
MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION 1 1 2 1 0 5
NEXT PROTEINS, INC. 0 3 2 0 0 5
ROQUETTE FRERES 0 1 1 1 2 5
SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC. 0 4 0 0 1 5
SARA LEE/DE N.V. 0 2 2 1 0 5
SOLAE, LLC 2 0 1 1 1 5



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