LSU AgCenter Recognizes 5 New Patent Recipients

Linda Benedict  |  4/19/2005 10:29:13 PM

News Release Distributed 08/27/04 

BATON ROUGE – Five LSU AgCenter inventors who received patents during the past year were honored at a recognition reception at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU campus here Wednesday (Aug. 25).

Inducted into the LSU AgCenter’s Patent and PVP Club were Dr. Gary Breitenbeck and Dr. James Oard, both agronomists; Dr. Philip Elzer, a veterinary scientist; Dr. Lane Foil, an entomologist; and Dr. Ken Koonce, dean of the College of Agriculture.

This was the third annual event honoring researchers receiving either new patents or plant variety protection (PVP) certificates. The federal Plant Variety Protection Act provides developers of new plants patent-like rights.

"This brings the total number of members in the club to 35," said Dr. William B. Richardson, LSU AgCenter chancellor. "This shows how talented our scientists are. These inventions and discoveries lead to technology transfer, licensing and marketing of new products, which ultimately contribute to the economic growth and development of our state."

The patents were for specific processes and discoveries in rice biotechnology, toxic waste reduction and cancer treatment.

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Writer: Linda Foster Benedict at (225) 578-2937 or lbenedict@agcenter.lsu.edu 

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