Aranca

 

Food Technologies | Intellectual Property Research Services

Capability Overview

Aranca has worked with more than 25 companies, universities and research institutions in the food & nutrition domain. We assist IP and R&D managers to identify white spaces, conduct novelty, FTO or invalidation searches, develop / launch / commercialize new products or technologies and keep track of latest developments in this space.

Food technology is a complex subject and encompasses several inter-related fields like microbiology, chemistry, processing techniques, fortification and packaging. With a qualified and experienced team of food technologists, Aranca has deep technical knowledge of this segment and has executed several patent related assignments across technologies including emerging areas like nutraceuticals, dietary fibers, supplements and nutritional genomics.

Aranca: Patent Research Experience in Food

Microbiology
  • Microbial Biopolymers
  • Fermentation Methods
  • Food Safety Measures
  • Food borne pathogen studies
Chemistry
  • Additives
  • Flavors
  • Coloring Agents
  • Enzymes
  • Proteins
  • Food Allergy Studies
Processing
  • Cost Reduction
  • Reduced Fat
  • Energy saving Methods
  • Hygiene Standards
Preservation
  • Hurdle Technology
  • Bio preservation
  • Acidity Regulation
  • Oxygen Regulation
  • Temperature Maintenance
Food Fortification
  • Genetic modification
  • Microbial Fortification (Probiotics...)
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Prebiotics/ Dietary Fibers
Packaging
  • Biodegradable
  • Microwave Safe
  • Extend shelf-life
  • Edible films
  • Active Packaging
 
Confectionary
Bakery
Dairy
Beverages
Health Drinks
Ready-to-eat food

Assignment Examples

Prior Art Searches

  • Novelty search related to enhanced saltiness in bread for a firm providing specialist advice in the field of intellectual property in Netherlands
  • Invalidity search related to animal feed, for a leading law firm in Europe
  • State-of-the-art search related to weight management for an organization focused on interdisciplinary research in food and nutrition in Netherlands
  • State-of-the-art search related to muscle mass preservation for a research organization in Europe
  • Novelty search for composition containing unique protein constituents for controlling the viscosity of products for an organization focused on interdisciplinary research in food and nutrition in Netherlands
  • Prior Art search for polymers used in nutrient delivery for a leading food company in Germany
  • Novelty search for pet food compositions for a leading animal health care company in the US

Patent Analytics

  • Landscape analysis related to digestability of food molecules for a food company in Denmark
  • Landscape analysis related to vascular biomarkers for an organization focused on interdisciplinary research in food and nutrition in Netherlands
  • Landscape study related to structuring of fat particles for a research organization in the US
  • Patent landscape for nutrient sensing for a leading FMCG firm in Europe

Out-licensing Support | Technology Transfer Support

  • Licensing study in the domain of emulsifiers for a food production company in UK
  • Technology assessment for health drink composition containing flower extract for a leading IP firm in Singapore
  • Technology assessment for water purification method for a leading commercialization firm in US

Case Studies

Project:
Patentability search for use of a drug molecule in pet food

Client:
A global organization in animal health domain engaged Aranca to conduct a patentability search for use of drug molecule in pet food

Project:
State-of-art search related to compositions for weight management

Client:
A European food research organization engaged Aranca for a state-of-art search related to compositions containing specific constituents specified by client for use in weight management