U.S. Patent No. 10,405,515 B1

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U.S. Patent No. 10,405,515 B1 (‘515) issued on September 10, 2019, for “Soybean Variety 5PZRG70.  It was issued to inventor Leslie Charles Kuhlman of Lawrence, Kansas.  The applicant/assignee is Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. of Johnston, Iowa.  While many new plant cultivars can be protected as a plant patent under 35 U.S.C. §161, this is a cultivar protected as a utility patent.  The specification discloses a new soybean variety that can decently tolerate aerial web blight (disease caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani), aphid infestation, brown stem rot, charcoal rot drought compex, downy mildew, and frogeye leaf spot diseases.  Seed deposit of biological material was made during prosecution (MPEP 2403; 37 C.F.R. §1.801).  The claims are directed to the plant or seed of the new soybean variety 5PZRG70, and the method of breeding the new soybean variety.

There were no drawings submitted with the application.

The Cooperative Patent Classification is A01H, new plants or processes for obtaining them; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques, namely, leguminosae or fabaceae, e.g., soybean, alfalfa or peanut (6/542), and its seeds (5/10).

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