Wheat

Germplasm 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.

The Wheat varieties below are protected by one or more of the following U.S. Patent No(s):
Product Class PVP# Applicant PVP Status CSO Patent
WB9707 HRS Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB9606 HRS Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB9303 HRS Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB2606 SRW Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB4401 HRW Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB4394 HRW 201900395 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES Pending
WB4595 HRW Pending #N/A #N/A YES 10638684
WB4699 HRW Pending #N/A #N/A YES 10,638,699
WB4792 HRW Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB7696 HWS Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB9490 HRS Pending #N/A #N/A YES Pending
WB9699 HRS Pending #N/A #N/A YES 10,638,701
WB9990 HRS Pending #N/A #N/A YES 10638708
WB1532 SWW 201900033 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No
WB4311 HRW 201800096 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No
WB4418 HRW 201900029 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES Pending
WB7202CLP HWS CL 201900030 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,231,416
WB9433 HRS 201900032 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10362747
WB9717 HRS 201900031 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,362,749
WB1783 SWW 201800095 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No
WB2418 SRW No application #N/A #N/A YES 9,872,459
WB4269 HRW 201800093 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,622,448
WB4575 HRW 201800094 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,826,693
WB9350 HRS 201800409 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,201,144
WB9479 HRS 201800091 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,136,600
WB9578 HRS 201800092 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,136,601
WB9590 HRS 201800089 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,143,163
WB9616CLP HRS 201800088 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,143,161
WB9662 HRS 201800087 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,154,637
WB9719 HRS 201800090 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 10,143,165
WB4303 HRW 201600378 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO 9,826,692
WB4462 HRW 201600379 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO 9,686,944
WB4483 HRW 201600380 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,661,817
WB4515 HRW 201600381 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO 9,686,946
WB4721 HRW 201600382 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,686,945
WB7566 HWS 201600383 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,661,816
WB9200 HRS 201600384 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,686,937
WB9208 HRS No application #N/A #N/A YES No application
WB9312 HRS 201600385 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,686,936
WB9483 HRS 201600386 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,686,935
WB1376CLP SWW CLP 201500187 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,648,827
WB4623CLP HRW CL 201500189 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,504,223
WB7328 HWS 201500194 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,686,942
WB7417 HWS 201500195 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,648,828
WB7589 HWS 201500196 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,655,331
WB9377 HRS 201500197 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,648,829
WB9411 HRS 201500198 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,686,941
WB9653 HRS 201500199 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,480,229
WB1529 SWW 201400230 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB1604 SWW 201400231 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 8,865,984
WB1843 SWW 201400377 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,357,730
WB3768 HWW 201500028 Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Certificate Issued YES No application
WB4614 HRW 201500188 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO 9,155,278
WB6121 SWS 201400232 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 8,969,689
WB6341 SWS 201400233 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 8,969,688
WB6430 SWS 201400234 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,320,234
WB7390 HWS 201400378 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,155,275
WB7618 HWS 201400379 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,155,274
WB9112 HRS 201400380 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 8,969,687
WB9507 HRS 201400229 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,265,220
WB9518 HRS 201400035 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 8,975,495
WB9668 HRS 201400235 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 9,320,235
WB9904 HRS - Forage No application #N/A #N/A YES No application
WB4059CLP HRW CL 201300480 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB4458 HRW 201300177 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued No No application
WB-CEDAR HRW 201100378 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued No
KELDIN HRW 201300462 Dr. Peter Franck Certificate Issued YES No application
RIMROCK HRW 201100463 Dr. Peter Franck Certificate Issued YES No application
WB-1035CL+ SWS CL 201200399 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB-1081CL+ SWw CL 201300488 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB9229 HRS 201200477 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES 8,872,007
WB9879CLP HRS CL 201200491 Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Certificate Issued YES No application
WB-ARROWHEAD HRW 201100479 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB-DEUCECL+ HRW CL 201200400 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No application
WB-GRAINFIELD HRW 201200153 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No application
WB-GUNNISON HRS 201200155 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES
WB-HARTLINE HWS 201200156 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB-JUNCTION SWW 201100478 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB-PATRON HRS - Forage 201100468 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO 8,513,506
WB-PRESTEA HWS 201200152 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB-REDHAWK HRW 201200154 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No application
WB-1070CL SWW CL 201100470 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WB-FUZION HRS 201100306 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WB-IDAMAX HWS 201100305 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WB-JOAQUIN ORO HRS 201100476 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO 8,507,775
WB-MATLOCK HRW 201100362 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
WB-MAYVILLE HRS 201100266 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
WB-PALOMA HWS 201000293 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WB-PERLA HWS 201100467 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO 8,519,246
WB-QUAKE HRW 201100471 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WB-TUCSON HRW 201100471 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WESTHOPE Durum 201100471 WestBred, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
BOOMER HRW 201100050 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO NO Application
ONEAL HRS 201000272 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
PACHECO Triticale 200900277 Dr. Peter Franck Certificate Issued NO No Application
WB 456 SWW 200900445 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB 523 SWW 200900446 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No application
WB DIGGER HRS 201000295 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
WB ROCKLAND HRS 201000291 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES NO Application
VOLT HRS 200800407 Dr. Peter Franck Certificate Issued YES No Application
AC STRONGFIELD Durum 200800079 Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Certificate Issued NO No Application
ARMOUR HRW 200900132 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
ASPEN HWW 200800077 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
BREAKER HRS 200800386 WestBred, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
CARTER HRW 200800383 WestBred, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
JEDD HRS CL 200800169 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
SAMSON HRS 200800074 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
VANTAGE HRS 200800127 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
WINTERHAWK HRW 200800078 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
CORBIN HRS 200700255 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO NO Application
JOAQUIN HRS 200700016 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Appliaction
PR 1404 HRS - Forage 200600268 Limagrain Europe S.A. Certificate Issued NO No Application
SOLANO HRS 200700017 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WAIKEA HWS 200700256 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
WB-528 SWW 200600273 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
BYNUM HRW CL 200600285 Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Certificate Issued YES No Application
HYALITE HWW CL 200600291 Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Certificate Issued NO No Application
LEDGER HRW 200600063 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO NO Application
NICK SWS 200500144 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
NORRIS HRW CL 200600286 Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Certificate Issued YES No Application
SNOW CREST HWS 200600162 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
TRIPLE IV HRS - Forage 200500022 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
ALZADA Durum 200400162 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
CDC FALCON HRW 200100279 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
GRANITE HRS 200100197 Dr. Peter Franck Certificate Issued NO No Application
EXPRESSO HRS 200800002 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued YES No Application
HANK HRS 200000191 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
STAMPEDE Oats NO Application #N/A Certificate Issued NO No Application
WESTBRED 470 SWW 9700398 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Application
CELSIA Oats 9400205 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO No Appliation
WESTBRED 936 HRS 9500095 Monsanto Technology, LLC Certificate Issued NO NO Application
WAXY-PEN SWS – Waxy 200600005 The United States Government as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture and Barenbrug USA Certificate Issued YES No Application