Food tech and agri tech lawyers
Technology drives the global economy. From lab-grown meat and urban-farming to SaaS, blockchain and machine learning, technology is shaping how companies do business today and in the future.
We advise software, hardware and biotech providers (and all the hybrid companies in between) on how to protect, commercialise and enforce their technology and IP assets.
Our team has a particular strength advising VC-backed tech businesses with in meat substitute technologies, SaaS offerings, AI, and blockchain.
Advising an innovative foodtech start-up on the implementation of blockchain technology in the supply chain.
Assisting several top-tier Italian winemakers in the creation of multi-jurisdictional e-commerce platforms.
Meatable - Lab-grown meat and gene-expression technology
Advised a cutting-edge lab-grown meat provider on its licensing arrangements with third parties based in the UK, Germany and Japan to scale up their production. We also assisted the company with their research and development program and branding.
Assisted a disruptive food and agritech business establish a laboratory to utilise microbiomes to maintain animal and plant health.
Moving Mountains - plant based eco-friendly meat technology
Withers Tech advised a leading foodtech business on the restructuring of intellectual property rights used in the development of the Moving Mountains® Burger and assisted in the establishment of the manufacturing process.
SaaS platform, cloud hosted technology
Assisting a multinational robotics operator in the tech and privacy related aspects of a food-tech platform for the benefit of its employees.
Urban farming, and aqua-organic technology
Advising an urban farming provider in connection with the protection and commercialization of a proprietary aqua-organic system.
1 March 2023 | Firm news
Withers tech advises food tech company WNWN Food Labs on their investment round
19 June 2020 | Firm news
Withers tech advises Astanor Ventures on funding of biotech and diagnostics firm Hyris
9 December 2019 | Article
AI, IoT and Blockchain: using the power of three to create business, legal and technical solutions
10 April 2019 | Article
"In – blockchain – veritas" – some applications of blockchain to the AgriFood sector
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Food and drinkFood is not only essential but emotive. We help food and beverage companies of all sizes to establish a strong brand and protect it robustly, providing valuable, sector-specific advice. Find Out More
FoundersFrom advising on tax or global expansion, helping company founders realise their vision is an important aspect of our work. Find Out More
Withers techWith offices in innovation hubs from Cambridge, UK to Cambridge, MA, our technology and venture capital team regularly support startups and spinouts, helping them to scale, expand and thrive. Find Out More
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