August 2012 Patent Watch
Agrow Intelligence looked at 18 EU/US patent applications published in August from eight companies. Bayer CropScience was in the lead with seven applications, followed by BASF and Syngenta (three each). Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Mitsui Chemicals, Nippon Soda and Sumitomo Chemical each had a single application published. New fungicides accounted for seven filings, followed by insecticides (five), herbicides (four) and dual use herbicides/insecticides (two).