Monsanto issued US patent for 'plants and seeds of corn variety CV960705'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , March 19, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,674,198, issued on March 18, was assigned to Monsanto Technology LLC (St. Louis).

"Plants and seeds of corn variety CV960705" was invented by Michael S. Olsen (Minneapolis), Scott A. Bergemann (Northfield, Minn.) and Martin Medina (Fishers, Ind.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV960705. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV960705, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV960705 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV960705 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV960705."

The patent was filed on April 25, 2012, under Application No. 13/455,682.

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