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Notice of Federal Invention Available for Licensing and Intent To Grant Exclusive License

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Agricultural Research Service, USDA.


Notice of availability and intent.


Notice is hereby given that U.S. Patent Numbers 6,475,527, issued on November 5, 2002 and 6,761,911, issued on July 13, 2004, both entitled “Use of chlorate ion or preparations thereof for reduction of food borne pathogens”, are available for licensing and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Eka Chemicals, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, an exclusive license to these patents.


Comments must be received within ninety (90) calendar days of the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register.


Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131.

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June Blalock of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: (301) 504-5989.

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The Federal Government's patent rights to these patents are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public interest to so license these patents as Eka Chemicals, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia has submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. 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 ninety (90) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

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Richard J. Brenner,

Assistant Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 04-25601 Filed 11-17-04; 8:45 am]