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Agricultural Technology

Digging into emerging technologies.

Husch Blackwell helps businesses capitalize on the opportunities presented by today’s agricultural revolution – big data, gene editing, nanotechnology, unmanned aircraft systems and other advances. These technologies add value to farm operations by supporting complex farm management decisions related to planting, application of herbicides and fertilizers, and pest management.

We understand the intricacies and challenges within this industry, and our attorneys have proven success in advising clients on the strategic use of emerging agricultural technologies and practices.

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Our guidance to clients in the agricultural technology sector includes:

Data collection and management

Real-time data on weather, soil quality, crop health and maturity can be leveraged to make smarter farming decisions. Drawing on their deep industry knowledge, our attorneys advise clients on how best to collect, store, manage, analyze, use and protect such data.

Seed Industry and Stewardship

As the seed industry evolves, new legal issues arise involving noncompliance and piracy, insect resistance management and genetic modification. Our team works with clients to avoid litigation, but when that is not possible, we have a proven track record for industry members.

Testimonial Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association

“When we were blindsided by a patent infringement lawsuit that could have put us out of business if found meritorious, we turned to our trusted legal advisors at Husch Blackwell. The team truly delivered. Their decisive action and novel approach to our situation resulted in dismissal of the lawsuit and an order from the USPTO invalidating every claim of the asserted patents.”

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Client Results

Farmobile wins complete victory on summary judgment in trade secret litigation.

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