Plants and agriculture
We recognise the importance that innovations in plant and agricultural technologies play in addressing the immediate and future needs of the global community. Challenges such as food security, water scarcity, pesticide resistance, fossil fuel depletion and demands to meet consumer needs are key considerations driving the development of new innovations in the plant and agricultural biology sector.
Protection of the intellectual property (IP) underpinning these new innovations contributes to their success. IP protection also entices further research and development by ensuring that innovators are provided with the incentive, and an expectation of reward, for the development of new technologies that will drive this important sector towards addressing global challenges.
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is a pre-eminent provider of IP services to inventors of these technologies. We have a number of highly qualified and experienced patent and trade mark attorneys who specialise in protecting, managing and enforcing innovations in a range of plant and agricultural-based technologies, including:
- Biological trait selection
- Biofuel production
- Disease resistance
- Gene identification
- Herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and fertilisers
- Hybrid seed production
- Marker assisted breeding
- Plant breeder’s rights protection
- Plant tissue culture
- Stress tolerant plants
- Transgenic plants