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Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Seahawk Biosystems Corporation

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Department of the Navy, DOD.




The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Seahawk Biosystems Corporation, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of pathogen detection and disease and infection diagnostic testing for veterinary applications (small and large animals, including equine); pathogen and toxin detection in food products derived from animals; pathogen and toxin detection in food processing; pathogen and toxin detection in, and monitoring of, public water, wastewater, and groundwater in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 5,981,297 entitled “Biosensor Using Magnetically-Detected Label”, Navy Case No. 77,576 and U.S. Patent No. 6,180,418 entitled “Force Discrimination Assay”, Navy Case No. 78,183.


Anyone wishing to object to the grant of this license must file written objections along with supporting evidence, if any, not later than January 15, 2004.


Written objections are to be filed with the Naval Research Laboratory, Code 1004, 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20375-5320.

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Ms. Jane F. Kuhl, Technology Transfer Office, NRL Code 1004, 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20375-5320, telephone (202) 767-7230. Due to U.S. Postal delays, please fax (202) 404-7920, E-Mail: or use courier delivery to expedite response.

(Authority: 35 U.S.C. 207, 37 CFR Part 404.)

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Dated: December 23, 2003.

S.K. Melancon,

Paralegal Specialist, Office of Judge Advocate General, Alternate Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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