We have been closely involved with patenting in the agricultural sector for several decades, beginning with work for major players in the plant protection sector and, since the early 1990s, in plant biotechnology. We are European Patent Attorneys for one of the world’s largest seed businesses and also act for a variety of other clients including companies and universities in relation to food crops and to other plants.
Agriculture is an increasingly technology-driven sector in which multiple technical disciplines are integrated. We have expertise in, for example, plant science including transgenic technology and plant breeding, herbicide/pesticide chemistry and engineering aspects such as farm and laboratory equipment, as well as in biotechnological issues relating to animal breeding. We are also active in obtaining Supplementary Protection Certificates for plant protection products.