July 2010 Patent Watch
Insecticides were in the lead again among pesticide patents in July with 41 out of the 112 published and selected. Fungicides and herbicides followed with 30 patents each. There were 11 patents related to products with dual mode of action and these were distributed over three categories (see graph below). Several patents were mixture related (49); others concerned compositions of matter of certain active compounds (54) from various chemical families, their targets and specific uses. Three insecticide patents were biological in nature.