Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety inbred PH1CJ6

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , October 31, 2013 () – According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent by the inventor Whitaker, David Walter (Narvon, PA), filed on May 25, 2011, was published online on October 22, 2013.

The assignee for this patent, patent number 8563836, is Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA).

Reporters obtained the following quote 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 obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a novel maize variety, designated PH1CJ6 and processes for making PH1CJ6. This invention relates to seed of maize variety PH1CJ6, to the plants of maize variety PH1CJ6, to plant parts of maize variety PH1CJ6, and to processes for making a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1CJ6 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 PH1 CJ6 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 PH1CJ6 or a locus conversion of PH1CJ6 with another maize variety."

For more information, see this patent: Whitaker, David Walter. Maize Variety Inbred PH1CJ6. U.S. Patent Number 8563836, filed May 25, 2011, and published online on October 22, 2013. Patent URL:

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

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