Patents

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Intellectual Property Represents Significant Business Value

Plastipak’s intellectual property represents a significant component in its global business strategy. We continually develop and patent new technology, create goodwill, build product differentiation, and advance opportunities to secure valuable intellectual property assets.

Plastipak has been awarded over 500 U.S. patents and over 1,000 patents internationally. Patent protection serves to keep the new technologies we develop proprietary, giving us a window of advantage.

Plastipak Virtual Patent Marking

The following Plastipak products are protected by patents in the U.S. and elsewhere. This website is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking provisions of various jurisdictions including the virtual patent marking provisions of the America Invents Act in the United States. The following list of Plastipak products may not be all inclusive, and other Plastipak products not listed here may be protected by one or more patents.


Plastic Container Assemblies for Non-Carbonated Bottled Water Products:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 9,738,409 and 10,023,345. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Digitally Printed Plastic Containers and Articles:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,736,713, 7,910,184, 8,579,402, 8,522,989, and 9,150,325, and for use in practicing methods under U.S. Patent Nos. 7,210,408, 7,625,059, 8,167,414, 8,459,760, 8,876,979, 8,231,212, 8,360,566, 8,864,295, 8,708,221, 8,888,210, 9,032,872, 9,272,815, and 9,302,506. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Plastic Preforms for Non-Carbonated Bottled Water Products:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 8,857,637, 9,403,310 and 9,850,019, and for use in practicing methods under U.S. Patent Nos. 8,857,637 and 9,139,326. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.



Plastic Containers for Non-Carbonated Bottled Water Products:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 9,033,168, 9,139,326, and 9,522,759. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.



Plastic Containers for Carbonated Beverage Products:

Protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,708,159. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Plastic Containers for Use with Plastipak’s ThermoShape™ process:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,846,519, 8,062,724, 9,011,756, for use in practicing methods under US Patent Nos. 7,735,300, 8,596,029, and 8,043,552, and for use with systems under US Patent No. 8,043,552. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.



Transparent Oxygen Scavenging Plastic Containers and Articles:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 8,721,920, 9,181,414, and 7,727,605, and for use in practicing methods under U.S. Patent Nos. 8,745,519, 8,975,345, 7,491,420, 7,691,290, 7,994,245, and 8,431,721. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Stackable Plastic Containers and Articles:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 6,588,612, 6,932,228, 7,467,714, 8,069,986, and 9,352,873. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.



Plastic Containers with Separately Formed Handles:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 6,926,163 and 7,726,500. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.



Hot-Fillable Plastic Containers:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 6,932,230, 6,857,531, 7,367,365, 6,983,858, 6,698,606, 8,870,006, 8,590,729, 8,905,253, 7,458,478, 9,340,314, 8,267,266, 7,416,089, 7,416,090, 7,021,479, 7,347,339. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Extrusion Blow Molding of PET Containers and Resulting Containers:

Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 8,632,867, 7,390,187, 7,150,371, 8,282,876, 7,510,391. Additional patents may be pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.