Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize inbred PH1MC3'; patent filed on Feb. 21, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , May 13, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,723,003, issued on May 13, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Maize inbred PH1MC3" was invented by Lori Lisa Carrigan (Spicer, Minn.), Stephen Joseph Szalma (Kandiyohi, Minn.) and Matthew David Walch (Eau Claire, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated PH1MC3 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1MC3 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1MC3 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 PH1MC3 or a locus conversion of PH1MC3 with another maize variety."

The patent was filed on Feb. 21, 2012, under Application No. 13/400,611.

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