July 2012 Patent Watch
Agrow Intelligence looked at 17 EU/US patent applications published in July from six companies. Dow AgroSciences was in the lead with eight applications, followed by Bayer CropScience (four) and Syngenta (two). BASF, Nissan Chemical and Sumitomo Chemical each had a single application published. Syngenta’s filings continued their focus of previous months on the use of cyclic diones as herbicides.