Stine Seed Company® once again earns the number one spot on The Patent Board Scorecard™
On August 11, 2009 The Patent Board™ released a ranking of the 31 top Food, Beverage and Tobacco companies according to the relative strength of their patent portfolios as measure by Technology Strength™. The Patent Scorecard™ provides an overall assessment of a company’s recent intellectual property quality and quantity at the board level. Food, Beverage and Tobacco companies include companies that are involved in the development of food, beverages, tobacco, additives, ingredients, oils, seed, and livestock feed. The Patent Board™ tracks and analyzes innovation, movement and the business impact of patent assets across 17 industries worldwide.
Stine Seed Company® maintained its top rank, with a sizable lead over its competitors, including a Technology Strength™ score twice the size of the second rank score. The Patent Board™ reports that “Stine Seed holds a stable patent portfolio size and continues to wield the most influence in the industry, with an Industry Impact™ score over five times the industry average.” Further, “Stine Seed’s most cited patents relate to soybean cultivars and were issued in 2005 and 2006, but are being cited primarily by patents issued in 2008 and 2009. Stine Seed in the industry leader in genetically modified soybeans and has been licensing its soybean cultivars patents to Monsanto, among other companies, since 1997.”
“With the industry’s top seed genetics, Stine Seed Company® is honored to be recognized by The Patent Board™ for our strength in technology and intellectual property,” said David Thompson, National Marketing and Sales Director for Stine Seed Company®. “We believe our ranking is a reflection of our continued commitment to bring the highest yielding seed genetics to our customers.”
About The Patent Board™
Founded in 1968 as a patent analytics and research institution, The Patent Board™ is the world’s leading business based patent provider of best practices research, tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment. The Patent Board tracks and analyzes innovation, movement, and the business impact of patent assets on a global basis. The Patent Board™ is the official patent ratings partner for the Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit The Patent Board’s website atwww.PatentBoard.com.