The Federal Court of Canada has set April 19, 2021 as the final trial date to resolve the patent dispute between Kansas-based agricultural data company Farmobile and Canadian company Farmers Edge Inc. Farmobile is seeking over $20 million (CAD) in damages and an injunction prohibiting Farmers Edge from using the infringing technologies.
In the lawsuit, Farmobile claims that Farmers Edge’s FarmCommand platform infringes Farmobile’s Canadian Patent No. 2,888,742, Farming Data Collection and Exchange System. Earlier this summer, Farmers Edge sought leave of court to file a motion for summary judgment, but the request was denied and the Court awarded Farmobile $5k CAD for costs associated with defending against the leave request (Order Citation 2020 FC 688). Farmers Edge later submitted a Notice of Motion indicating its intent to appeal the Court’s ruling on its summary judgment request, but no further action has been taken by it in this regard.
Farmobile specializes in interoperable data collection and standardization technology which enables farmers to collect, share and even monetize their farm data to improve efficiencies and increase farm revenues. To learn more about Farmobile visit www.farmobile.com.