John Deere sues Precision Planting, AGCO

Legal action being taken by Deere & Company against Precision Planting LLC and AGCO Corporation as Deere officials claim 12 of their patents have been infringed upon. The Deere patents, according to company officials, relate to several of the “unique and inventive” aspects of John Deere planting equipment, many of which are “embodied in the state-of-the-art technology” Deere has named ExactEmerge. Deere filed the complaint in the United States District Court in Delaware, asserting that it has suffered damages because of the infringement and will continue to suffer such damages if the infringement continues. The lawsuit asserts that products made or sold by Precision Planting, including vSet seed meters along with SpeedTube products, infringe on Deere patents. AGCO acquired Precision Planting in September 2017.

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