Federal Court of Canada: Farmers Edge ordered to provide particulars and pay attorneys’ fees to Farmobile
By Jason Tatge, Farmobile co-founder and CEO
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I’m sharing an update here on our ongoing case.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 20, 2017 — Farmobile, the farm data company, today announced the Federal Court of Canada (Court File No. T-449–17) ordered Farmers Edge Inc., a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based company to provide the particulars of Farmers Edge’s defenses and pay a portion of related legal fees to Farmobile.
This is the most recent step in legal action filed by Farmobile in March 2017 to enforce its Canadian patent against Farmers Edge. According to the Statement of Claim filed in Court, Farmobile alleges that the “CanPlug” device and FarmCommand system used, operated and sold by Farmers Edge infringe Farmobile’s Canadian patent.
Following an August 22 hearing, Federal Court Judge Justice Manson ordered Farmers Edge to provide defense particulars and immediately pay the company $5,000 towards its legal fees.
“This is a positive sign,” said Jason Tatge, CEO of Farmobile. “We are proud that our innovative technology can benefit farmers in Canada and intend to enforce our patent rights. The best path forward has always been for the parties to resolve this matter and put it all behind us.”
Farmobile develops data collection tools that enable farmers to collect, share and even sell their data to improve efficiencies and increase farm profitability. For more information about Farmobile’s products, services and mission, visit: www.farmobile.com.
Farmobile is the farm data company. We help farmers collect and share their data to improve efficiency and increase profitability. With automatic Electronic Field Records (EFRs), farmers can glean real-time insights about their operations and easily share data with trusted partners to unlock their farm’s full potential. Data is among the most valuable commodities a farm produces. The Farmobile Data Store, a secure marketplace that connects farmers with data buyers, is the first and only place to trade machine and agronomic data. Farmobile is proudly based in Overland Park, Kansas, in the heart of the Midwest.