Cowles-backed Phytelligence has lost its legal case with Washington State University, leaving the board with no option but to close its crop cultivation business.

Phytelligence, a US-based agritech developer backed by diversified media company Cowles, is to wind up its operations after losing a legal dispute with Washington State University (WSU), GeekWire reported on Friday. In a message to shareholders cited by GeekWire, Glen Donald, chief executive of Phytelligence, said the business was effectively insolvent and unable to continue…

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