Although synthetic chemical fertilizers occupy a large share
of pesticide market, biopesticides are gradually gaining
significance. We have been looking at the patent landscape as
well as the trends and patterns emerging in the Biopesticide
We studied the patent filings in this technology area to
understand the investments and patenting efforts being made.
The infographic below outlines some interesting trends such as
the pace of progress over the last decade, the geographical
distribution of patents, patent transactions between different
organisations and top patent asset holders.
The report displays a steady increase in published patents
over the years, with 2012 revealing a sharp rise.
Geographically, the US and China have dominated this area in
patents and applications, followed by Europe. In addition,
Monsanto, one of the pioneers in developing genetically
modified seeds, leads the race as the top patent asset holder,
with more than 1,400 patents. Pioneer, a Dupont company, is
close behind with more than 1,000 patents.
The report also indicates that Monsanto is among the top
acquirers of patents, buying patents from companies such as
D&PL Technologies, Pharmacia, and Ecogen. Rivals Bayer and
Gibraltar Business Capital have also acquired a large number of
patents. You can see more information in the graphic.
The infographic was produced by Relecura, a patent and
portfolio analysis platform developed by INDUS