September 21, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (“Clean Seed” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CSX) has appointed Mr. Antony Edwards to its Board of Directors. Mr. Edwards is a Partner at Field Law LLP, a professional engineer, a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and a registered trademark agent in Canada and the United States. Mr. Edwards also sits as the chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Field Law LLP. Mr. Edwards has nearly 30 years of experience in successfully guiding technology businesses, technology startups and individual inventors through the complex process of identifying, registering, protecting and monetizing their intellectual property assets around the world. His work includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets and enforcing those intellectual property rights through litigation and negotiation.
As a Professional Engineer and lawyer, Mr. Edwards has amassed an impressive mix of technical training and hands-on experience working with a multitude of groups, ranging from individual inventors to fortune 500 companies, both public and private. He obtained a degree in Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering at the University of Washington, holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and has been admitted to practice as a lawyer in both British Columbia and Alberta.
Mr. Edwards has been the patent lawyer responsible for shaping, filing and securing the Company’s Smart Seeder technology and its original patent portfolio since inception. He will continue to provide intellectual property related services to Clean Seed as a Partner at Field Law LLP.
The Company has granted Mr. Edwards incentive stock options to acquire 100,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.40 per share for a term of five years.
Ward Jensen has left the Board of Directors to make room for Mr. Edwards as director.
Mr. Edwards states “I am thrilled to be joining Clean Seed’s Board of Directors. Having been part of developing Clean Seed’s patent portfolio since inception, we have secured the Company’s value proposition, its operations and its business plan as it prepares for growth. I look forward to working with my fellow directors to further advance Clean Seed’s portfolio, evaluate strategic intellectual property opportunities and to complement its board members’ diverse background and expertise. Clean Seed has been a valued client of mine for many years and I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to its success.”
Mr. Lempriere states “It is my pleasure to welcome Mr. Edwards to our board of directors. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Tony for many years. He brings a unique wealth of experience and skills to our board. Tony’s collaborative nature with our development team on synergistic patent developments, both issued and pending, has been exceptional. Tony’s engineering background dovetails perfectly with our overall IP and business development strategies. As we continue to expand our business development plans Tony will continue to play an instrumental role in expanding and protecting our robust IP portfolio worldwide. I would like to thank Ward Jensen for his service to our board over the years as one of our founding directors.”