National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Notice of intent to grant exclusive patent license.
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Number 7,621,670 entitled, “Unbalanced-flow, Fluid-Mixing Plug with Metering Capabilities”, to APlus-QMC, LLC, having its principal place of business in McDonough, GA. The fields of use are unlimited. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice, NASA receives written objections including evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements regarding the licensing of federally owned inventions as set forth in the Bayh-Dole Act and implementing regulations. Competing applications completed and received by NASA within fifteen (15) days of the date of this published notice will also be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. Objections submitted in response to this notice will not be made available to the public for inspection and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Objections relating to the prospective license may be submitted to Mr. James J. McGroary, Chief Patent Counsel/LS01, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, (256) 544-0013.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Sammy A. Nabors, Technology Transfer Branch/ST22, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812, (256) 544-5226.
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This notice of intent to grant an exclusive patent license is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Information about other NASA inventions available for licensing can be found online at http://technology.nasa.gov.
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Mark P. Dvorscak,
Agency Counsel for Intellectual Property.
[FR Doc. 2017-08374 Filed 4-25-17; 8:45 am]
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