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Billy T
19-08-2010, 04:55 PM
Not quite what you might expect, not even from Microsoft. Steve Jobs will be fuming.










U.S. Patent Number: PP14,757
Apple tree named ‘Burchinal Red Delicious’
May 4, 2004
Inventor(s),
Robert Burchinal (East Wenatchee, WA United States of America)

Assignee
Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA United States of America)

Application Number: 10/10,313,685
Application Filed: December 6, 2002
Primary Examiner: Bruce R. Campell
Assistant Examiner: Susan B. McCormick
Examiner Group: 1661
Attorney, Agent, or Firm:, Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
Classification

International classification(s):
A01H 5/00

U.S. classification(s):
PLT/171 - Plants (Sport of `Red Delicious`)

Fields of Search:
PLT/171 Plants (Sport of `Red Delicious`)
References

Patent Referenced: PP2816 June 1968 Trumbull

Patent Referenced: PP4839 April 1982 Evans et al.

Patent Referenced: PP10832 March 1999 Deutscher et al.
Abstract

A new and distinct variety of apple tree which originated as a sport limb mutation of ‘Wells and Wade cultivar’ Oregon Spur® of red delicious apple tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,816), characterized by a more uniform deeper red color, developing much earlier than fruit of other red delicious varieties, and having a thicker stem and longer, deeper red leaf midvein.
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Billy 8-{) :D