The U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor
of Farmobile in the Farmers Edge Lawsuit
Leawood, Kan., August 17, 2020 — Today, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in favor of Farmobile — Agriculture’s Independent Data Company — in the appeal brought by Farmers Edge in the case styled, Farmers Edge Inc. v. Farmobile LLC, et al. (Case No. 18-2900). Farmers Edge had sued Farmobile, along with its founders Jason Tatge, Farmobile CEO, Heath Gerlock and Randy Nuss, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska for breach of explicit or implicit contract, breach of duty of loyalty, and misappropriated trade secrets.
The 8th Circuit found that the Nebraska Court did not err in denying Farmers Edge relief. Specifically, the Court determined that the facts did not support Farmers Edge’s remaining claims on appeal of trade secret theft, breach of contract and breach of duty of loyalty.
“It goes without saying that Heath, Randy and everyone who works at Farmobile is elated,” said Jason Tatge. "This has been a long, hard-fought battle, but we always knew we were in the right. The U.S. justice system worked, it just took us a bit longer than anticipated to reach this final result. We are thankful to our legal team for their persistence.”
This concludes Farmers Edge’s claims against Farmobile in the United States. As announced last week, Farmobile continues to enforce its patent in a lawsuit filed against Farmers Edge in the Federal Court of Canada. That case is set for trial beginning on April 19, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C.
For more information about Farmobile and the benefits and values of a collect-share-monetize farm data strategy, visit http://www.farmobile.com.
Farmobile LLC — The Independent Ag Data Company™ — builds foundational data technology to solve the industry’s greatest challenges from farm and field to across the ag-food supply chain. Farmobile enables farmers and channel partners to collect, share and monetize data.
Agriculture doesn’t use a standard data format. Farmobile does. Farmobile specializes in collecting second-by-second agronomic and machine data points across mixed farm and ag retail fleets. The Farmobile DataEngineSM platform turns raw data into its own unique standardized, visual Electronic Field Records (EFRs) making it easy to gain insights, share and power decision-making.
Data is among the most valuable commodities a farm produces and farmers should benefit from it. The Farmobile DataStoreSM exchange is the first to digitally connect farmers with data buyers. Based in Leawood, KS, Farmobile proudly resides in the heart of the Midwest.