Morrison & Foerster's Clean Technology Group has extensive experience counseling ag tech investors, entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and established companies developing new plant varieties, isolating microorganisms for improvement of plant growth and development of improved irrigation technologies. Many of our clients are working on developing new varieties that are resistant to pathogens or drought resistant— for example, using transgenic and classical plant breeding technologies to develop new corn, tomato, lettuce and other plant varieties.
Our ag tech industry capability includes corporate and ag industry experts supported by the nation's largest group of intellectual property patent, licensing, trademark and litigation lawyers expert in ag technologies. Our Plant Intellectual Property Group encompasses a unique combination of legal expertise regarding plant patents, plant variety applications and plant breeders rights applications, licensing, trademarks, and litigation related to plants and plant products. Together we effectively structure strategic alliances, joint ventures, financing and licensing arrangements to advance ag technology development, including developing new plant varieties, obtaining and defending regulatory approvals, monetizing and defending intellectual property assets and marketing rights related to ag technology.
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