Tag: intellectual property

The Intellectual Property of Farming

After almost six years practicing as an intellectual property (IP) attorney at Baker & McKenzie in Dallas, I returned home to work for our family farm in Charleston, Missouri this spring. Moreton Partnership is a 5,000 acre corn, wheat, and soybean row crop operation located along the Mississippi River in Southeast Missouri. My great-grandfather Carleton […]


How Much is Your Farm’s Intellectual Property Worth?

Historically, debates about intellectual property (IP) on the farm have centered around the use and licensing of genetic traits, and the companies that own them. ┬áNew ag hardware and software tools have quickly expanded the concept the IP on a farm. Sensor technology, equipment-based data, and farm management software are creating a whole new class […]