[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 137 (Friday, July 17, 2015)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17654]
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
AGENCY: National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy.
ACTION: Notice of intent to grant an exclusive license.
SUMMARY: This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1)
and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). The National Energy Technology Laboratory
(NETL) hereby gives notice that the Department of Energy (DOE) intends
to grant an exclusive license to practice the inventions described and
claimed in U.S. Patent Number 8,470,276, ``Process for CO2
capture using a regenerable magnesium hydroxide sorbent'' and in U.S.
Patent Number 8,617,499, ``Minimization of steam requirements and
enhancement of water-gas shift reaction with warm gas temperature
CO2 removal'' to CogniTek Management Systems, Inc., a small
business having its principal place of business in Northbrook,
Illinois. The patents are owned by the United States of America, as
represented by DOE. The prospective exclusive license complies with the
requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
DATES: Written comments, objections, or nonexclusive license
applications must be received at the address listed below no later than
August 3, 2015. 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, 5 U.S.C. 552.
ADDRESSES: Comments, applications for nonexclusive licenses, or
objections relating to the prospective exclusive license should be
submitted to Jessica Sosenko, Technology Transfer Program Manager, U.S.
Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, P.O. Box
10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940 or via facsimile to (412) 386-4183.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Sosenko, Technology Transfer
Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology
Laboratory, P.O. Box 10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236; Telephone (412) 386-
7417; Email: [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 209(c) of title 35 of the United
States Code gives DOE the authority to grant exclusive or partially
exclusive licenses in Department-owned inventions where a determination
is made, among other things, that the desired practical application of
the invention has not been achieved, or is not likely to be achieved
expeditiously, under a nonexclusive license. The statute and
implementing regulations (37 CFR 404) require that the necessary
determinations be made after public notice and opportunity for filing
written comments and objections.
CogniTek Management Systems, Inc., a small business, has applied
for an exclusive license to practice the inventions and has a plan for
commercialization of the inventions. DOE intends to grant the license,
upon a final determination in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c), unless
within 15 days of publication of this notice, NETL's Technology
Transfer Manager (contact information listed above), receives in
writing any of the following, together with supporting documents:
(i) A statement from any person setting forth reasons why it would
not be in the best interest of the United States to grant the proposed
(ii) An application for a nonexclusive license to the invention, in
which applicant states that it already has brought the invention to
practical application or is likely to bring the invention to practical
The proposed license would be exclusive, subject to a license and
other rights retained by the United States, and
subject to a negotiated royalty. DOE will review all timely written
responses to this notice, and will grant the license if, after
expiration of the 15-day notice period, and after consideration of any
written responses to this notice, a determination is made in accordance
with 35 U.S.C. 209(c) that the license is in the public interest.
Issued: July 6, 2015.
Grace M. Bochenek,
Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory.
[FR Doc. 2015-17654 Filed 7-16-15; 8:45 am]
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