DOE Fed. Reg. Announcement, Nov. 8, 1995
Federal Register announcement published November 8, 1995, by the Dept. of Energy
[Federal Register: November 8, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 216)]
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
CTM Tech, Inc.; Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of an intent to grant to CTM Tech Inc.,
of Florence South Carolina, an exclusive license to practice the
invention described in U.S. Patent Application S.N. 843,027, entitled
``Method and Device for Disinfecting a Toilet Bowl.'' The invention is
owned by the United States of America, as represented by the Department
of Energy (DOE). The proposed license will be exclusive, subject to a
license and other rights retained by the U.S. government, and other
terms and conditions to be negotiated.
DATES: Written comments or nonexclusive license applications are to be
received at the address listed below no later than January 8, 1996.
ADDRESSES: Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology
Transfer and Intellectual Property, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20585.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Marchick, Office of the
Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual
Property, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6F-067,
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20585; telephone (202)
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 35 U.S.C. 209(c) provides the Department
with authority to grant exclusive or partially exclusive licenses in
Department-owned 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 C.F.R. 404) require that the necessary determinations be made after
public notice and opportunity for filing written objections.
CTM Tech Inc., of Florence, South Carolina, has applied for an
exclusive license to practice the invention embodied in U.S. Patent
Application S.N. 843,027, and has a plan for commercialization of the
invention. A copy of the specification of the patent application can be
obtained from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS),
Springfield, Virginia 22152. DOE intends to grant the license, upon a
final determination in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c), unless within
60 days of this notice the Assistant General Counsel for Technology
Transfer and Intellectual Property, Department of Energy, Washington,
D.C. 20585, receives in writing any of the following, together with
(i) A statement from any person setting forth reasons why it would
not be in the best interests of the United States to grant the proposed
(ii) An application for a nonexclusive license to the invention, in
which applicant states that he already has brought the invention to
practical application or is likely to bring the invention to practical
The proposed license will be exclusive, subject to a license and
other rights retained by the U.S. Government, and subject to a royalty
and other terms and conditions to be negotiated. The Department will
review all timely written responses to this notice, and will grant the
license if, after expiration of the 60-day 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 in Washington, DC, on November 3, 1995.
Agnes P. Dover,
Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 95-27692 Filed 11-7-95; 8:45 am]
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