EVIDENT is a market leader in providing intellectual property protection services to seed companies active in the bio-technology sector. Developers of proprietary chemical and seed products make multi-million dollar investments in research and development. To recoup their investment and to earn profits for their shareholders, these companies need to control the illegal spread of these seed technologies outside of those boundaries defined by usage contracts.
EVIDENT provides a unique and very successful full-scale verification program, used by the largest multi-national companies in the world, to ensure that contracts between developers and growers are being honored.
EVIDENT is also able to identify opportunities to resolve problems in addition to simply collecting intelligence and reporting back to the client. Our experience has taught us that many issues can be handled quietly and resolved without further effort to the client if we have the authority as agents of the client to resolve disputes.
Field Audits are conducted either on a random basis (percentage of contract-holders each year) or by suspicion or tips, depending on the company’s wishes.
We have highly effective processes to verify occurrences of saving seed (“bin-running”); selling (“brown-bagging”) seed, or acre stretching.