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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).




This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the Technology Transfer Office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is contemplating granting a worldwide exclusive license to AES Raptor, LLC, located in North Kansas City, Missouri. Under this exclusive license, only AES Raptor, LLC would be permitted to commercialize the technology described in the patent applications listed below. CDC intends to grant rights to commercialize this invention to no other licensees. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the government of the United States of America. The invention to be licensed is:

Title: Barricade System and Barricade Bracket for Use Therein, CDC Ref. #: I-016-04, a safety rail system that provides protection to individuals working on inclined structures. The system is designed to prevent individuals from falls to a lower level.

U.S. Patent No.: 7,509,702.

U.S. Application No.: 11/257,472.

Filing date: 10/24/2005.

Canadian Application No.: 2,565,354.

Filing date: October 23, 2006.

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.


Requests for a copy of this patent application, inquiries, comments, and other materials relating to the contemplated licenses should be directed to Andrew Watkins, Director, Technology Transfer Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K-79, Atlanta, GA 30341, telephone: (770) 488-8610; facsimile: (770) 488-8615. Applications for an exclusive license filed in response to this notice will be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. Only written comments and/or applications for a license which are received by CDC within thirty days of this notice will be considered. Comments and objections submitted in response 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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Tanja Popovic,

Deputy Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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