Patent Counseling and Prosecution – Agricultural Science

Why Cooley

Cooley is the go-to law firm for the agtech and foodtech industries – with a large footprint among a diverse set of agricultural biotechnology and plant science clients that is made up of industry pioneers. These clients range from small startup companies to billion-dollar private and publicly traded corporations. Not only do these clients span the economic spectrum, they also represent the various scientific and industry sectors covering the agbiotech and plant science marketplace. For example, Cooley represents:

  • Top agricultural companies, both established and startup, utilizing next-generation genomic engineering techniques – including clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), base editing, ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi) silencing, transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), etc. – to bring new traits and improved germplasm to market
  • Market leaders in developing agronomic, horticultural and arboricultural transgenic crops
  • Companies providing improved agronomic practices
  • Clients utilizing sophisticated genetic tools and algorithms to push the boundaries of plant breeding
  • High-tech precision agricultural clients engaged in utilizing the most advanced technology to monitor crops and increase yield – e.g., predictive crop modeling, remote sensing and unmanned aerial vehicle data gathering
  • Companies at the forefront of developing plant-enhancing microbial compositions that can serve as alternatives to traditional synthetic compounds in agricultural applications
  • Industry pioneers in the microbiome revolution, with technology that spans applications – from food compositions to human health
  • Innovative biofuel companies, including those utilizing transgenic yeast or algae
  • Pioneering industrial microbiology companies making cutting-edge products via microbial engineering
  • Companies developing new and improved agrochemical formulations
  • Leading innovators in traditional plant breeding
  • Investors backing game-changing technologies in the natural foods sector

Representative Technologies

  • New varieties of major row crops – including corn, soy, wheat and potatoes
  • Diverse fruits and vegetables
  • Traditional plant breeding technology
  • Next-generation plant breeding innovation
  • Gene-edited plants
  • Agricultural biologicals
  • Microbial treatments
  • Microbiome modulation
  • Nitrogen fixation technology
  • Biofuels
  • Insect pheromone technology
  • Recombinant microbes for the production of agricultural inputs
  • Hemp
  • Medical cannabis
  • Natural crop protectants and bioprospecting
  • Natural/organic food and beverage extracts and compositions
  • High-tech precision agriculture