MONOTERPENES WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY: TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING
The medicinal plants are used for treatment of several diseases become popular all over the planet.
In this sense, the search for effective molecules for inflammatory conditions seeks an alternative to
pharmacological therapy. In this context, it is inserted the monoterpenes, the major essential oil constituents of aromatic species, which ones have various pharmacological activities, including
anti-inflammatory profile. So, the aim of this work was to assess the deposits of patents related with
the anti-inflammatory effect of monoterpenes until nowadays. For this, the prospect was held in
European Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the America Patent and
Trademark Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil. The largest number of
patent applications was found on the database of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The
largest depositors were the United States and Japan. The Brazil presented few applications for
patent registration. The largest international classification was the A61K.
PaperID: p 867-875
Author's Name: Marilia Trindade de Santana Souza, Adriana Gibara Guimarães, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araujo and Lucindo José Quintans Júnior