Recent patent activity focuses on the use of HMOs, allergen-free formulas, and ingredients that support gut health and sleep issues in infants.

Neha Srivastava, Senior Patent Analyst – Food & Drink and Beauty & Personal Care

Table of Contents


    • Graph 1: % of consumers who agree that 'the more the better' regarding the following nutrition fortifications in infant milk formula, 2022
  2. product innovation trends

    • Graph 2: % of baby formula (0-6 months) and baby formula (6-12 months) launches that feature selected health claims, 2018-23
  3. The patent landscape

    • Graph 3: patents* related to infant formula, published each year, 2013-23
    • Graph 4: top 10 organisations with active* patents for infant formula, 2023
    • Explore the multifunctional benefits of HMOs
    • Graph 5: % of baby formula (0-6 months) and baby formula (6-12 months) launches that feature human milk oligosaccharide ingredients, 2018-23
    • Cater to infants with allergies and intolerances
    • Support gut health and sleep

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