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New Off-Patent/Generic Agrochemicals 2017-2022  Read Chinese Translation

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The 9th report in the series, on the market for off-patent/generic agrochemicals with patents expiring between 2017 and 2022.
The report includes:
blockbuster products such as chlorantraniliprole, a broad-spectrum, systemic, insecticide, active against all major lepidopteran pests
thiencarbazone-methyl, mixed with many other active ingredients, for the control of grass and broad-leaf weeds on corn/maize and wheat.
niche products such as the rice fungicide isotianil

 This report will assist companies to:
• Identify their next off-patent/generic active ingredient for development.
• Develop new opportunities in the buoyant and expanding off-patent/generic agrochemical sector.
• Understand the issues of developing new off-patent/generic agrochemicals.
• Analyse strategies for post-patent expiry market defence strategies.
• Monitor competitor intelligence.

In addition to patents to the active ingredient, data is provided covering SPCs to the active ingredient AND mixture products.

Section 1(P1-53): Identifying the next generation of off-patent active ingredients
Since 2000, Enigma has identified 180 active ingredients with patents expiring between 2000 and 2019. This is the ninth report profiling 26 which will lose patent protection between 2017 and 2022 and addressing the issues which face the generic manufacturer when assessing which a.i.(s) is most suited for development. With so many active ingredients coming off patent, choosing the right off-patent/generic to develop requires in-depth analysis of many key areas including:

• The Marketing Environment

• Intellectual Property Rights
• Chemistry/Technology of Manufacture
• Registration Issues
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), in the form of patents and data protection for registrations, is fundamentally important to the dynamics of the agrochemical industry and dictates the market share balance between the R&D sector (innovator companies) and the generic sector. Mixture products and new formulations can also be granted patent protection and have resulted in significant segmentation of the market protecting it from generic competition. 

In the IPR section, patent term extensions (SPCs), data protection, the segmentation of the market through mixture products, marketing/licence deals and manufacturing know-how are discussed as strategies used by inventor companies to extend market protection from generic competition. 

Assessing the “Knowledge Gap” is of paramount importance and failure to diligently examine each area is likely to lead to delays in market entry, lower than predicted returns and/or even abandonment of the project resulting in considerable loss of development costs.

Section 2(P54-210): Profiles of 26 active ingredients

The active ingredient profiles contained in this report will help you determine which strategy, or combination of strategies is likely to be employed by the patent holder in order to protect market share.
Key data in active ingredient profiles: 

• European patent number and expiry date
• SPCs for the active ingredient
• SPCs for mixture products
• US patent number and expiry date

Product Profile
• Major development milestones
• Major crops
• Major markets
• Major mixture products
• Synthetic pathway