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Ceres has established a leading intellectual property position.


We seek to protect our technology and know-how under patent, plant variety protection and plant breeders’ rights, among other forms of intellectual property protection.

Our patents or patent applications generally relate to compositions of matter for DNA and protein sequences, plants and plant parts, methods of improving plants and seed products. In addition, we hold numerous applications for patents, Plant Variety Protection certificates and plant breeders’ rights for our commercial varieties, hybrids and inbreds, as well as for methods for the improvement, propagation, production, and use of our crops.

We own or have exclusive licensed rights to approximately 90 issued patents and additional pending applications in the United States and in various foreign jurisdications.*

* As of November 2014

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