International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 9 (2013) pp. 164-173
Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges in Patenting of management of sucking pests like aphids, hoppers, whiteflies and thrips in agriculture and horticulture fields
Geetha G Thimmegowda1 , Nesil Liz Baby1 , Venkatesan T1 , Abraham Verghese1
National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (NBAII), PB NO.2491, HA farm post, Bangalore-560 024, Karnataka, India *Corresponding author e-mail:
Sap sucking pests like whitefly, aphids, thrips and leafhoppers are most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants; the damage they do to plants has made them enemies of farmers and gardeners the world over. Control of sucking insects with insecticides is often difficult because of the insect s capacity to reproduce rapidly. Also, they may develop resistance to the chemicals. In comparison to chemical pesticides, the potential benefit of using bio-pesticides continues to stimulate the search for new biocontrol agents. Major benefits of using bio-pesticides are less pollution and environmental hazards. Bio-pesticides appear to have fewer problems causing resistance. The objective of the present study is to asses patenting trends of the revolutionary sucking pest management technologies in agriculture. The patent analyses were done using various criteria like patenting trends over the years, assignees playing a major role, comparison of the technology used in different patents and the patenting activity across the sucking pest management. Thus, patent analysis is considered as a useful tool for research and development. Patent analysis also helps identifying and evaluating new and alternate technologies, keeping track with latest technologies for business interests, finding solutions to technical problems and ideas for new innovative trends.
Patent databases; Patentable technologies; Patenting trend; Sucking pests; biocontrol agents.