February 7, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (TSX-V: CSX) (“Clean Seed”) is pleased to announce that it has received notice from The United States Patent and Trademark Office that it has granted Clean Seed its keystone patent. The patent secures Clean Seed’s individual point, high resolution, multiple product variable rate metering innovations. The granting of this patent underscores Clean Seed’s fundamental market advantages – precision metering and or blending of multiple crop input types and a spectrum of nutrients delivered on a single row in a single pass.
Graeme Lempriere, Chief Executive Officer of Clean Seed, states: “This marks another key success for our organization, one that grants pathways to strategically explore M&A activities within the US planter market as well as overseas. We are also excited to continue our expansion through the cross-pollination and refinement of our game changing SMART Seeder™ technologies into precision planter based applications.”
From inception Clean Seed focused on developing a robust intellectual property (IP) portfolio to execute on our three phase strategic commercialization plans. (1) Drive initial focus into the creation of revolutionary seeding technologies that confront the apparent deficiencies within the large scale seeding equipment marketplace. (2) Secure our core value drivers through patent protection in all key agriculture markets. (3) Transition the game changing synergies within our SMART Seeder™ technology to directly impact and disrupt the world’s largest row crop equipment market, planters and nutrient application.
The United States contributes over 30% of all planter related global crop production and is the most valuable and attractive marketplace for seeding and planting equipment market in the world.
Graeme also added: “Through the ingenuity and hard work of every facet of our Company, our partners and passionate supporters like the Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada, Clean Seed continues to be recognized as an agricultural pioneer. With the capabilities of our current technology portfolio as well as our ongoing development activities, I believe Clean Seed will once again usher in a new era, one that creates a new benchmark for precision planting technologies.”