Our Patents

Our Patents

The Guiding Stars Licensing Company holds patents in both the United States and Canada.  Recognition by the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office validates Guiding Stars’ efforts to help consumers identify more nutritious foods at-a-glance and provide transparency for the scientifically-based algorithm used to evaluate the nutrition quality of foods.

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Guiding Stars holds a patent for the Guiding Stars nutrition program and algorithm (‘Method and System for Assessing, Scoring, Grouping and Presenting Nutritional Value Information of Food Products’ — US Patent No. 7,974,881 issued on July 5, 2011)

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A second US Patent has been awarded for the Guiding Stars database and operating system (‘System to store and access information used to score, group and present nutritional values for food products’ — US Patent No. 8,626,796 issued on January 7, 2014)

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Guiding Stars also holds a patent for the Guiding Stars nutrition program and algorithm in Canada (‘Method and System for Assessing, Scoring, Grouping and Presenting Nutritional Value Information of Food Products’ — Canadian Patent No. 2,652,379 issued on October 2, 2012)

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Additional patents are pending in both the United States and in Europe.

These patents reflect Guiding Stars Licensing Company’s ongoing commitment to innovation, and represents further evidence that the Guiding Stars program is a unique and credible tool for helping consumers make more nutritious choices.