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U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.


Notice of intent to grant an exclusive license.


The Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Geological Survey intends to grant to Induced Polarization Associates, LLC., 1124 NW. 53rd St., Seattle, WA 98107, an exclusive license to practice the following: A system and method, to utilize induced polarization to locate and detect minerals, and oil plumes below the surface water.


Comments must be received fifteen (15) days from the effective date of this notice.

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Sharon Borland, Chief, Office of Policy and Analysis, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., MS 153, Reston, VA 20192, 703-648-6723.

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It is in the public interest to license this invention, as Induced Polarization Associates, LLC., 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 fifteen (15) days from the date of this published Notice, the U.S. Geological Survey Office of Policy and Analysis 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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Shari Delung,

Acting Deputy Associate Director for Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2016-16944 Filed 7-18-16; 8:45 am]