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Intellectual Property: Protecting Agriculture's Assets

As the pace of scientific discovery in the food and agricultural sector has accelerated over the past few decades, the use of patents and other intellectual property rights to protect these discoveries has increased tremendously.

Ice Miller offers a broad range of intellectual property services that are particularly focused on the needs of clients in the agriculture, livestock, fertilizer materials, animal health, plant science and food processing industries. 

We regularly assist clients with strategically managing their patent portfolios and work with them to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property rights. Our team of attorneys and technical specialists offers a full range of intellectual property legal services in these broad food and agricultural areas, including:

  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in foreign countries
  • Licensing of IP assets both in the United States and abroad
  • Trademarks
  • Research and development agreement
  • Product Development
  • Litigation

Ice Miller also has extensive experience in licensing agricultural-related technologies with educational institutions, public-sector organizations and the industry. We also work with technology transfer offices of large and small universities as well as the licensees that hold rights in university-owned patents.

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