[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 14 (Thursday, January 22, 1998)]
[Page 3307]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-1508]



Agricultural Research Service

Notice of Federal Invention Available for Licensing and Intent To 
Grant Co-Exclusive Licenses

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability and intent.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a Federally owned invention U.S. 
Serial No. 08/876,800, filed June 16, 1997, entitled, ``Apparatus and 
Procedure for Placement of Bale Ties'' is available for licensing and 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 
intends to grant to Harrell Equipment Company, Inc., of Pelham, 
Georgia, and Leggett & Platt Packaging Group, of Carthage, Missouri, 
co-exclusive licenses to Serial No. 08/876,800.

DATES: Comments must be received by April 22, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 
Room 415, Building 005, BARC-West, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: June Blalock of the Office of 
Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government's patent rights to 
this invention are assigned to the United States of America, as 
represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public 
interest to so license this invention as the Harrell Equipment Company, 
Inc., and the Leggett & Platt Packaging Group, have submitted complete 
and sufficient applications for licenses. The prospective co-exclusive 
licenses 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 co-
exclusive licenses 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 licenses would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 
U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Richard M. Parry, Jr.,
Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 98-1508 Filed 1-21-98; 8:45 am]