Food & Beverages

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.

Track Record

300+ IP Research Projects conducted


Projects conducted.

100+ Food & Beverages technologies Covered


Food & Beverages technologies covered by our consultants.

25+ Food Beverage IP Research Clients


Clients, including food ingredients, processing players, and FMCG companies.



Man hours of research experience.

Domain Expertise

Significant breadth and depth of experience across the Food & Beverages domain.


  • Refrigeration
  • Irradiation
  • Pulsed Electric Field Electroporation
  • Vacuum Packaging
  • Chemical Preservation


  • Hurdle/ Combination Processing
  • Extrusion
  • Blanching
  • Sterilization
  • Pasteurization


  • Bio-fortification
  • Commercial/ Industrial Fortification
  • Microbial Bio-fortification
  • Home Fortification
  • Fortifying Nutrients

Food Nanotechnology

  • Processed Nanostructured Food
  • Nanosized Supplements
  • Nanocoatings
  • Nanosensors for Labeling
  • Nanosized Additives

Food Safety

  • Food Regulations
  • Food Labeling
  • Food Storage
  • GMP


  • Packed Food
  • Additives
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Beverages
  • Baked Products

Examples of Our Work in Food & Beverages

Technology Intelligence

R&D Strategy Roadmaps

  • Applications of tetra packaging in different food products
  • Technology roadmap for healthy eating approaches
  • Identification of alternatives for meat products

White Space Analysis

  • Opportunity assessment pertaining to organic fruit snacks
  • White space analysis related to baby food packaging technologies
  • Market identification for liquor chocolates in the developing nations

Technology Landscape | Innovation Focus

  • Research trend analysis related to natural sweeteners
  • Technologies pertaining to water soluble packaging of food
  • Technology identification pertaining to milk fortification

Monetizing Existing Technical Know-how

  • Valuation of a patent related to natural and additive free packaged food
  • Royalty rate estimation for a patent on plastic production using cheese whey
  • Potential partner identification for sustainable coffee roasting process

Technology Scouting and Acquisition

  • Scouting for technologies related to resistant starch production
  • Solutions for thin film coating of food using natural ingredients
  • Scouting for naturally occurring preservatives used for killing gram negative bacteria.

Product Design for Emerging Technologies/ Markets

  • Use of emerging palate cleanser beverages in the industry
  • Scouting for technologies pertaining to production of frozen juice concentrates
  • Technology assessment pertaining to non thermal pasteurization of dairy products

IP Strategy

Prosecution Support

  • Novelty search related to coffee compositions used for preventing a specific disease
  • Patentability study for a energy drink containing a combination of organic ingredients
  • Patent drafting for technology to extend shelf life of fruit containing products

Prior Art Searches

  • Clearance search in India for dark chocolate mass processing technology
  • State of art search for food for treatment of dysphagia
  • Invalidity search for use of a combination of specific ingredients

Portfolio Analysis

  • Quality assessment for a patent portfolio on natural antioxidants from plant extracts
  • Identification of key patents for licensing from portfolio on micro-film packaging
  • Portfolio analysis of companies dealing in technologies for high pressure pasteurization

Technology/ Patent Landscape

  • Patent landscape to identify use of coffee flour for making baked products
  • Competitive landscape for materials used as cheese analogs
  • Benchmarking of patent portfolio of 10 competitors related to energy drinks

Licensing Program Support

  • Partner identification for technology related to meat analog production
  • Assessment for in-licensing a patent on composition containing essential ingredients for balanced diet
  • Out licensing support for portfolio related to multi-strain starter culture for vegetable fermentation

M&A Support

  • Valuation of patent portfolio related to chitosan formulations for preventing food spoilage
  • Due-diligence of IP portfolio related to natural red food colorant
  • Potential partner identification for technology pertaining to liquid water enhancers in the beverage industry

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