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The big six crop protection companies claimed 41 filings in 2017, accounting for 71% of those filed patents, continuing their dominance of plant biotechnology innovations. Dow AgroSciences (now part of DowDuPont) led with 15, followed by DuPont/DuPont Pioneer (also now part of DowDuPont) with 14, Monsanto with 10, Syngenta and BASF with one each. Universities and research centres have also been the driving forces in 2017, filing nine claims among them, making up 16% of the total.

Sorted by main targeted crops, main trait categories and organisations, this infographic examines the year in plant biotechnology patents.





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During 2017, there were 58 crop protection-related plant biotechnology patents released via the US Patent and Trademark Office. Explore how these are broken down by organisation, main targeted crops and main trait categories on the full infographic.
Plant Biotechnology Patents Infographic

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