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Office of Research and Development.


Notice of government owned invention available for licensing.


The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 and/or CRADA Collaboration under 15 U.S.C. 3710a to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development. Foreign patents are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for U.S. companies and may also be available for licensing.

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Technical and licensing information on the invention may be obtained by writing to: Dr. Mindy Aisen, Acting Director, Technology Transfer Program, Office of Research and Development (12TT), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; fax: 202-254-0473; e-mail at Any request for information should include the Number and Title for the relevant invention as indicated below. Issued patents may be obtained from the Commissioner of Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 20231.

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The invention available for licensing is:

International Patent Application No. PCT/US04/00889 “ Inducing Weight Loss by Vagus Nerve Stimulations in the Neck.”

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Dated: July 30, 2004.

Anthony J. Principi,

Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 04-18107 Filed 8-6-04; 8:45 am]