Intellectual Property

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Gerplasm Intellectual Property Protection (IPP)

Wheat variety IPP can vary significantly within and between genetic providers. Wheat growers are responsible to know the rights and responsibilities for the wheat varieties they grow which may be available in documentation accompanying the purchased seed or other forms. In the United States (US), the genetics of many wheat varieties may be protected in multiple methods.

U.S. Plant Variety Protection (PVP)

The protected variety may be used for certain plant breeding activities however, unauthorized reproduction of the protected variety is strictly prohibited. Infringing activities include, but are not limited to, selling, marketing, offering for sale, importing, exporting, producing and reproducing the protected variety. Those who infringe the rights of a PVP protected variety may be liable for damages to the PVP holder as well as additional state or federal statutory damages.

U.S. Patents

A U.S. patent holder can prevent others from making, using, offering for sale, and selling, or importing the claimed invention in the US. Examples of claimed inventions in wheat germplasm characteristics or improvements may include: specific varieties, resistance to disease, resistance to plant pests, breeding techniques, improved nutritional aspects and flavor enhancement. Those who infringe the rights of a Patent protected wheat variety may be liable for damages to the patent holder

Limited-Use License Agreements

Wheat varieties designated as single-use, limited-use or also referenced as Certified Seed Only or CSO are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement under which they were/are purchased including, but not limited to a) using seed solely for planting and producing a single crop and not to save any grain produced from seed for planting by grower or any other person or entity; b) not supplying, transferring, licensing or sublicensing seed to any other person or entity for planting or any other purpose; c) ensuring that seed, grain produced from seed or any plant material from seed is not used for crop breeding, research, generation of registration data or seed production (unless grower has entered into a valid, written production agreement with a Monsanto authorized wheat seed supplier); d) providing, upon request by Monsanto, evidence of final disposition of the crop that is produced; and e) agreeing that Monsanto shall be entitled to recover any costs or expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, it incurs in enforcing its rights under said Agreement.

PRODUCT CLASS PVP # CSO PATENT #
WB9707 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB9606 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB9303 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB2606 SRW Pending YES Pending
WB4401 HRW Pending YES Pending
WB4394 HRW Pending YES Pending
WB4595 HRW Pending YES Pending
WB4699 HRW Pending YES Pending
WB4792 HRW Pending YES Pending
WB7696 HWS Pending YES Pending
WB9490 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB9699 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB9990 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB1532 SWW Pending YES No
WB4311 HRW Pending YES No
WB4418 HRW Pending YES Pending
WB7202CLP HWS CL Pending YES 10231416
WB9433 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB9717 HRS Pending YES Pending
WB1783 SWW 201800095 YES No
WB2418 SRW No application YES 9,872,459
WB4269 HRW Pending YES 9,622,448
WB4575 HRW Pending YES 9,826,693
WB9350 HRS Pending YES 10,201,144
WB9479 HRS Pending YES 10,136,600
WB9578 HRS Pending YES 10,136,601
WB9590 HRS Pending YES 10,143,163
WB9616CLP HRS Pending YES 10,143,161
WB9662 HRS Pending YES 10,154,637
WB9719 HRS Pending YES 10,143,165
WB4303 HRW 201600378 NO 9,826,692
WB4462 HRW 201600379 NO 9,686,944
WB4483 HRW 201600380 YES 9,661,817
WB4515 HRW 201600381 NO 9,686,946
WB4721 HRW 201600382 YES 9,686,945
WB7566 HWS 201600383 YES 9,661,816
WB9200 HRS 201600384 YES 9,686,937
WB9208 HRS 201600312 YES No
WB9312 HRS 201600385 YES 9,686,936
WB9483 HRS 201600386 YES 9,686,935
WB1376CLP SWW CLP 201500187 YES 9,648,827
WB4623CLP HRW CL 201500189 YES 9,504,223
WB7328 HWS 201500194 YES 9,686,942
WB7417 HWS 201500195 YES 9,648,828
WB7589 HWS 201500196 YES 9,655,331
WB9377 HRS 201500197 YES 9,648,829
WB9411 HRS 201500198 YES 9,686,941
WB9653 HRS 201500199 YES 9,480,229
WB1529 SWW 201400230 YES No application
WB1604 SWW 201400231 YES 8,865,984
WB1843 SWW 201400377 YES 9,357,730
WB3768 HWW 201500028 YES No application
WB4614 HRW 201500188 NO 9,155,278
WB6121 SWS 201400232 YES 8,969,689
WB6341 SWS 201400233 YES 8,969,688
WB6430 SWS 201400234 YES 9,320,234
WB7390 HWS 201400378 YES 9,155,275
WB7618 HWS 201400379 YES 9,155,274
WB9112 HRS 201400380 YES 8,969,687
WB9507 HRS 201400229 YES 9,265,220
WB9518 HRS 201400035 YES 8,975,495
WB9668 HRS 201400235 YES 9,320,235
WB9904 HRS - Forage No application YES No application
WB4059CLP HRW CL 201300480 YES BASF
WB4458 HRW 201300177 NO No application
WB-CEDAR HRW 201100378 NO  
KELDIN HRW 201300462 YES No application
RIMROCK HRW 201100463 YES No application
WB-1035CL+ SWS CL 201200399 YES BASF
WB-1081CL+ SWW CL 201300488 YES BASF
WB9229 HRS 201200477 YES 8,872,007
WB9879CLP HRS CL 201200491 YES BASF
WB-ARROWHEAD HRW 201100479 YES No application
WB-DEUCECL+ HRW CL 201200400 NO

 

BASF; WB-PENDING

 

WB-GRAINFIELD HRW 201200153 NO  
WB-GUNNISON HRS 201200155 YES  
WB-HARTLINE HWS 201200156 YES  
WB-JUNCTION SWW 201100478 YES  
WB-PATRON HRS - Forage 201100468 NO 8,513,506
WB-PRESTEA HWS 201200152 YES  
WB-REDHAWK HRW 201200154 NO  
WB-1070CL SWW CL 201100470 YES BASF
WB-FUZION HRS 201100306 YES  
WB-IDAMAX HWS 201100305 YES  
WB-JOAQUIN ORO HRS 201100476 NO 8,507,775
WB-MATLOCK HRW 201100362 NO  
WB-MAYVILLE HRS 201100266 NO  
WB-PALOMA HWS 201000293 YES  
WB-PERLA HWS 201100467 NO 8,519,246
WB-QUAKE HRW 201100471 YES  
WB-TUCSON HRW 201100466 YES  
WESTHOPE Durum 201000288 NO  
BOOMER HRW 201100050 NO  
ONEAL HRS 201000272 NO  
PACHECO Triticale 200900277 NO  
WB 456 SWW 200900445 YES No application
WB 523 SWW 200900446 YES No application
WB-DIGGER HRS 201000295 NO  
WB-ROCKLAND HRS 201000291 YES  
VOLT HRS 200800407 YES  
AC STRONGFIELD Durum 200800079 NO  
ARMOUR HRW 200900132 NO  
ASPEN HWW 200800077 NO  
BREAKER HRS 200800386 NO  
CARTER HRW 200800383 NO  
JEDD HRS CL 200800169 YES  
SAMSON HRS 200800074 NO  
VANTAGE HRS 200800127 NO  
WINTERHAWK HRW 200800078 NO  
CORBIN HRS 200700255 NO  
JOAQUIN HRS 200700016 NO No
PR 1404 HRS - Forage 200600268 NO  
SOLANO HRS 200700017 YES  
WAIKEA HWS 200700256 YES  
WB-528 SWW 200600273 YES  
BYNUM HRW CL 200600285 YES BASF
HYALITE HWW CL 200600291 NO  
LEDGER HRW 200600063 NO  
NICK SWS 200500144 NO  
NORRIS HRW CL 200600286 YES BASF
SNOW CREST HWS 200600162 YES  
TRIPLE IV HRS - Forage 200500022 NO  
ALZADA Durum 200400162 NO  
CDC FALCON HRW 200100279 NO  
GRANITE HRS 200100197 NO  
EXPRESSO HRS 200800002 YES  
HANK HRS 200000191 NO  
STAMPEDE Oats   NO  
WESTBRED 470 SWW 9700398 NO  
CELSIA Oats 9400205 NO  
WESTBRED 936 HRS 9500095 NO na
WAXY-PEN SWS – Waxy 200600005 YES

Clearfield® Production System for Wheat.

Appropriate stewardship of the patent-protected Clearfield Production System for wheat, which includes the use of registered herbicides, is vital to sustain the utility of this technology. All Clearfield wheat growers are required to sign the BASF Clearfield Wheat Stewardship Agreement which provides the terms and conditions for the authorized use of the product. BASF uses the AgCelerate Stewardship platform for grower licensing found at www.AgCelerate.com. Clearfield wheat growers should be aware of the following: 

  • Growers are required to sign a BASF Clearfield Wheat Stewardship Agreement that specifies the use of registered herbicides on Clearfield and Clearfield Plus Wheat, including Imazamox-containing herbicides along with purchasing certified Clearfield and Clearfield® Plus varieties.
  • Growers must purchase new seed every year from an authorized Clearfield seed retailer. Saving seed to plant next year’s crop is not allowed.
  • Currently, Beyond® herbicide is the only federally and state approved imazamox-containing herbicide registered for use on Clearfield and Clearfield® Plus wheat. Applications of any herbicide that is not registered for use on that crop is not permitted under the EPA rules and mandates.