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Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Therapeutic Blockage of ICER Synthesis To Prevent ICER-Mediated Inhibition of Immune Cell Activity

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AGENCY:

National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, DHHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), that the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license to practice the inventions embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 09/643,548 and International patent application entitled “Therapeutic blockage of ICER synthesis to prevent ICER-mediated inhibition of immune cell activity”, to Virimmune Inc., having a place of business in Rockville, Maryland. The patent rights of these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America.

The prospective exclusive license territory will be worldwide and the field of use may be limited to the treatment of infectious disease and cancer.

DATES:

Only written comments and/or applications for a license which are received by the NIH Office of Technology Transfer on or before September 21, 2001 will be considered.

ADDRESSES:

Requests for copies of the patent, inquiries, comment and other materials relating to the contemplated exclusive license should be directed to: Percy S. Pan, Technology Licensing Specialist, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 325, Rockville, MD 20852-3804; Telephone 301-496-7736, ext. 256; Facsimile 301-402-0220; E-mail panp@od.nih.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless within sixty (60) days from the date of this published notice, the NIH receives written evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

Applications for a license in the field of use filed in response to this notice will be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. Comments and objections submitted to this notice will not be made available for public inspection and to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.

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Dated: July 12, 2001.

Jack Spiegel,

Director, Division of Technology Development and Transfer, Office of Technology Transfer.

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[FR Doc. 01-18280 Filed 7-20-01; 8:45 am]

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