Young Living announced that it was issued 17 utility and design patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With these additions, the company now holds more essential oil production patents than any other company in the direct sales industry, setting a global record.
“Pioneering new technologies and processes is in Young Living’s nature as the world leader in essential oils,” said Mark Bartlett Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Science and Product Development at Young Living. “Patents protect our ongoing innovations and discoveries, giving Young Living, our Brand Partners, and our employees a competitive advantage by safeguarding the work we do best. We’re excited to advance the conversation about the important role patents play here at Young Living in the essential oils industry.”
The company’s founder D. Gary Young is listed as the inventor on 14 of Young Living’s 17 patents, with Mary Young, current CEO, listed as co-inventor on four of the 14 patents.
Included in these new patents are a range of processes, products and designs including Blue Spruce essential oil, an omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplement, a system for distillation, liquid diffusers and massaging roller-ball applicators.
The company has additional patents pending.