Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize variety X4K584'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , November 20, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,586,842, issued on Nov. 19, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Maize variety X4K584" was invented by Loren John Hoffbeck (Tipton, Ind.) and Edwin Michael Grote (Milton, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated X4K584 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing maize variety X4K584 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X4K584 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X4K584, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X4K584. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X4K584 and to the maize varieties derived by the use of those methods."

The patent was filed on March 5, 2012, under Application No. 13/412,133.

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