Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize variety hybrid X8T148'; patent filed on May 19, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , May 14, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,723,000, issued on May 13, was assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. (Johnston, Iowa).

"Maize variety hybrid X8T148" was invented by Russel Miles Pinnisch (Machesney Park, Ill.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated X8T148 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 X8T148 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X8T148 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X8T148, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X8T148. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X8T148."

The patent was filed on May 19, 2011, under Application No. 13/111,074.

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