US patent assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International for inbred maize variety PH13C9

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

Jan 3, 2013 – Journal of Engineering

ATLANTA , January 3, 2013 () – A patent by the inventor Garcia, Gustavo Marcelo (Stratford, CA), filed on May 25, 2010, was cleared and issued on December 25, 2012, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.

Patent number 8338677 is assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA).

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The goal of plant breeding is to combine, in a single variety or hybrid, various desirable traits. For field crops, these traits may include resistance to diseases and insects, resistance to heat and drought, reducing the time to crop maturity, greater yield, and better agronomic quality. With mechanical harvesting of many crops, uniformity of plant characteristics such as germination, stand establishment, growth rate, maturity, plant height and ear height, is important. Traditional plant breeding is an important tool in developing new and improved commercial crops."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a novel maize variety, designated PH13C9 and processes for making PH13C9. This invention relates to seed of maize variety PH13C9, to the plants of maize variety PH13C9, to plant parts of maize variety PH13C9, and to processes for making a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH13C9 with another maize plant. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH13C9 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant parts produced thereby. This invention further relates to a hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH13C9 or a locus conversion of PH13C9 with another maize variety."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Garcia, Gustavo Marcelo. Inbred Maize Variety PH13C9. U.S. Patent Number 8338677, filed May 25, 2010, and issued December 25, 2012. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.

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