Federal Register: December 16, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 241)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-30971
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
ACTION: Patent license; non-exclusive, exclusive, or partially exclusive:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Patent License
DATES: Written comments or nonexclusive license applications are to be received at the address listed below no later than fifteen (15) days after the date of this published notice.
Notice is hereby given of an intent to grant to Powerspan
Corporation at New Durham, New Hampshire, an exclusive or partially
exclusive license to practice the invention described in the U.S.
patent number 6,567,092 titled, ``Method for Removal of Mercury from
Various Gas Streams.'' The invention is owned by the United States of
America, as represented by the Department of Energy (DOE). The proposed
license will be exclusive or partially exclusive, subject to a license
and other rights retained by the U.S. Government, and other terms and
conditions to be negotiated. DOE intends to grant the license, upon a
final determination in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c), unless within
15 days of publication of this notice the Technology Transfer Manager,
Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, P.O. Box
880, Morgantown, WV 265070880, receives in writing any of the
following, together with the supporting documents: A statement from any
person setting forth reasons why it would not be in the best interest
of the United States to grant the proposed license; or, an application
for a nonexclusive license to the invention, in which applicant states
that it already has brought the invention to practical application or is likely to bring the invention to practical application
35 U.S.C. 209(c) provides the DOE with authority to grant exclusive or partially exclusive licenses in Departmentowned inventions, where a determination can be made, among other things, that the desired practical application of the invention has not been achieved, or is not likely expeditiously to be achieved, under a nonexclusive license. The statute and implementing regulations (37 CFR part 404) require that the necessary determinations be made after public notice and opportunity for filing written objections.
Powerspan Corporation, a small business located at New Durham, New Hampshire, has applied for an exclusive or partially exclusive license to practice the inventions and has a plan for commercialization of the invention.
The proposed license will be exclusive or partially exclusive,
subject to a license and other rights retained by the U.S. Government,
and subject to a negotiated royalty. The Department will review all
timely written responses to this notice, and will grant the license if,
after expiration of the 15day notice period, and after consideration
of written responses to this notice, a determination is made, in
accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c), that the license grant is in the public interest.
Issued: December 1, 2003.
Rita A. Bajura,
Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Diane Newlon, Technology Transfer Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, P.O. Box 880, Morgantown, WV 265070880; Telephone (304) 2854086; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.