Services for Agricultural Technology Providers
"Precision agriculture" is a catch-all phrase that describes many technologies, but at its core precision ag means using new technology to increase production and efficiency on farms while reducing the environmental footprint. Precision agriculture brings many new legal challenges to agricultural technology providers. We have experience helping these cutting-edge technology companies draft clear, effective contracts. Think of us as the "link" between new precision ag technologies and the farmer. Here are few services we offer:
- Drafting online privacy policies
- Drafting terms and conditions for websites
- Drafting ag data usage agreements and policies
- Drafting end user license agreements (EULAs) and other software licenses
- Drafting ag data transfer licenses
- Drafting smart-phone app user agreements
- Drafting technology leases and related agreements
- Copyright registration
- Trademark searches and registration
- Negotiating technology usage and transfer agreements
- Assisting with UAV registration and regulation compliance
- Drafting non-disclosure agreements (NDA)
Regardless of the contract, we begin drafting each contract with this core principle in mind:
Contracts should be easy to understand by the people who sign them.
Latest blog posts on ag tech
A recent ruling on a case involving LinkedIn's collection of user data helps answers some, but not all, of our questions about how the law will ultimately treat ag data.
We are launching a series of short, informative webinars on a variety of ag law topics. Our first video is about becoming Ag Data Transparent.
At the Farm Progess Show this summer, New Holland rolled out a new concept tractor that appeared mostly conventional but had one stand out feature--it runs on methane rather than diesel. My first impression when seeing this was--didn't we have this same concept 50 years ago?
DuPont Pioneer's acquisition of Silicon Valley based Granular might have you wondering: what happens to all that data you tech provider collects when its sold?
Dicamba complaints are soaring in the US this summer. Big data is going to answer a lot of our questions about who is to blame, but also show us the limits of what ag data can tell us today.
RFD-TV covered the hearing before the US House Committee on Agriculture's subcommittee on general farm commodities. Please check out the report by Sarah Mock below.
Last week I testified before a US House Ag subcommittee about farmers' ag data privacy, transparency, and ownership concerns. Although not on the agenda, Congressional representatives repeatedly asked questions about how to bring rural broadband to US farmers. Considering the number of times this subject came up during the hearing, I thought it was worth a deeper look.
I am honored to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m..
An in depth look at what means to say the farmer "owns" their ag data.
You just spent six figures on a new piece of farm equipment. Now you read the fine print and realize that you must also sign-up with the equipment manufacturer's cloud based data platform. You want the equipment, but not the proprietary data platform that comes with it. What do you do?