Agritech

A multidisciplinary sector addressing the challenges of improving global agricultural productivity.

Agriculture is at the heart of human civilization, but traditional methods alone can’t meet the demands of our growing population and changing climate. Enter Agritech – the fusion of agriculture and technology. Agritech is transforming farming practices, enhancing productivity, and ensuring sustainability for future generations. Improvements in efficiency and sustainability in agriculture continue to drive ingenious solutions that harness various cutting-edge technologies, such as genomics and gene editing, robotics, microbiome, big data, algorithms and AI.

As such, inventions in this sector increasingly involve crossover technologies. Our Agritech Team includes highly experienced attorneys across life sciences, chemistry, and engineering, who are familiar with pooling expertise and working in multidisciplinary teams to service your IP needs. Our Agritech Team works closely with our unique specialists in microbiome and bioinformatics, and can further assist with seeking protection for plant variety rights alongside patents.

HGF’s attorneys are already working at the forefront of agricultural innovation. We deal with inventions in accelerated plant breeding procedures, algal culturing, genetically engineered or modified crops, actives and formulations for plant protection products such as herbicides and pesticides, soil monitoring and preparations, growing and farming apparatus, surveillance and diagnostics, precision and digital agriculture, genetically engineered or modified animals, improved husbandry methods, microbiome and carbon neutral systems.

We believe in building lasting partnerships with our clients. Our team of experts is always available to provide integrated IP support and guidance, helping you make the most of your agritech inventions.

For more information on how our Agritech team can help you with your IP, please contact us to speak with one of our attorneys.

Latest updates

What's Next for CAR Cell Therapy?

The first generation CAR T cell was discovered in 1993 when the variable region of an antibody was fused to the constant regions of a T cell receptor.  Now, 20 …

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Event - 30th January 2024

CAR-TCR Summit, Europe 2024

HGF are proud Event Partners of CAR-TCR Europe, which is due to go ahead from 27th – 29th February at ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock in London. This is the European hub …

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First CRISPR therapy approved for use in the UK

In an unprecedented move, the MHRA has approved a CRISPR gene editing therapy ‘Casgevy’  for the treatment of sickle cell disease and beta-thalassaemia in patients with recurrent vaso-occlusive crises. The Casgevy …

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Event - 23rd - 24th April 2024

Microbiome & Probiotic R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

The 12th Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Forum will take place from the 23rd-24th April at the Postillion Convention Centre in the Hague, Netherlands. This world-renowned event will see …

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IAM Patent 1000 2023

IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …

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What is EUDAMED and how will it affect your IP strategy?

The “European database on medical devices”, or “EUDAMED”, is the EU’s IT system created by the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR). When …

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Event - 8th - 9th February 2023

5th Annual Microbiome & Probiotic Conference 2023

The 5th Annual MarketsandMarkets Next Gen Microbiome and Probiotics Conference will take place in San Diego on the 8th-9th of February. This conference will enable you to learn about microbial …

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Event - 29th November 2022

LSPN Europe 2022

HGF is a silver sponsor of LSPN Europe 2022 on 29th November in London. This event will explore some of the biggest challenges facing the Life Sciences Patent Community right now …

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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our agritech specialists.