Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize variety hybrid X13B657'
April 15, 2014
(U.S. Fed News)
– United States Patent no. 8,697,958, issued on April 15, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).
"Maize variety hybrid X13B657" was invented by Andrew Jon Ross (Lisbon, Iowa), Charles Thomas Cunnyngham (Tipton, Ind.) and Matthew David Smalley (Noblesville, Ind.).
According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated X13B657 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 hybrid maize variety X13B657 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13B657 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13B657, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13B657. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13B657."
The patent was filed on April 7, 2011, under Application No. 13/081,670.
*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8697958&OS=8697958&RS=8697958
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