June 2010 Patent Watch
Insecticides took the lead among pesticide patents in June with 33 out of the 87 published. Fungicides followed with 26 patents and herbicides with 24. There were only four patents related to products with dual mode of action and these were combined fungicide/insecticide products. Several of the patents were mixture related (29); other patents were related compositions of matter of certain active compounds from various chemical families, their targets and specific uses.