Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize inbred PH1M1Y'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 11, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,604,313, issued on Dec. 10, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Maize inbred PH1M1Y" was invented by Michael Philip Jines (Fishers, Ind.) and Mario Rosario Carlone Jr. (Princeton, Ill.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated PH1M1Y and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1M1Y with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1M1Y through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH1M1Y or a locus conversion of PH1M1Y with another maize variety."

The patent was filed on Feb. 15, 2012, under Application No. 13/396,654.

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