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Technical Expertise

AgTech (Agricultural Technology)

AgTech patents can cover a wide range of agricultural innovations related to outdoor farming and/or indoor farming. An increasing number of patents are being filed in the AgTech space as start-ups and established companies alike realize the need to protect proprietary hardware, software, mechanical systems, chemical processes and systems, and even business methods. Development and management of a quality patent portfolio including AgTech patents is important to create barriers to entry for competitors, to deter costly patent litigation, to reduce royalty payments to competitors, to attract investors and obtain funding, and to provide a revenue stream for the business through monetization.

Recognizing the importance of AgTech patents to our client's businesses, we work closely with our clients to protect their intellectual property worldwide. AgTech patent applications are drafted and prosecuted with an eye toward litigation, taking into account the legal differences among countries where appropriate. We also utilize our technical expertise to perform patent portfolio management, monetization, and opinion services.

Representative Industries and Applications

We can assist clients with domestic and/or international patent matters related to any of the following industries or applications:

  • Adaptive/Precision Irrigation
  • Animal Health Technologies
  • Automated Crop Protection
  • Automation
  • Automation/Robotics
  • Cold Chain Monitoring
  • Container Systems
  • Digital Marketplaces
  • Disease Sensing & Monitoring
  • Environmental Controls & Monitoring
  • Equipment & Asset Tracking
  • Fertigation
  • Field Monitoring Sensors & Solutions
  • Food Recovery
  • Food Safety
  • Freshness Control
  • Greenhouse Production Systems
  • Guidance
  • Harvest Robotics
  • Imaging Systems & Analysis
  • Industrial Appliances
  • Input Efficiency
  • Internal Transport
  • IOT Field Monitoring Platforms
  • Irrigation Hardware
  • Labor Management
  • Lighting Systems
  • Livestock & Herd Management
  • Pest/Insect Sensing & Monitoring
  • Post-Harvest Monitoring & Automation
  • Software
    • Applications - Mobile & Desktop
    • Blockchain
    • Climate
    • Collaboration Technology & Resources
    • Crop/Farm Management
    • Data Aggregation
    • Data Analytics
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • Food Recovery
    • Logistics
    • Market Information
    • Packaging & Post-Harvest
    • Quality Management & Compliance
    • Supply Analytics
    • Sustainability
    • Traceability & Safety
    • Trading
    • Yield Forecasting
  • Soil Sensing & Analysis
  • Sunless Production & Indoor Vertical Systems
  • Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) Platforms & Systems
  • Variable Rate Technology (VRT) Applications & Analysis
  • Water Monitoring