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Notice is hereby given that U.S. Patent No. 6,018,063, ‘‘Biodegradable Oleic Estolide Ester Base Stocks and Lubricants’’, issued on January 25, 2000, is available for licensing and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Peaks and Prairies, L.L.C. of Malta, Montana, an exclusive license to this invention. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Peaks and Prairies, L.L.C. of Malta, Montana, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 6,316,649, ‘‘Biodegradable Oleic Estolide Ester Having Saturated Fatty Acid End Group Useful as Lubricant Base Stock’’, issued on November 13, 2001. Notice of Availability of this invention for licensing was published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2001. DATES: Comments must be received within ninety (90) calendar days of the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: June Blalock of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301–504–5989. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government’s patent rights to these inventions are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public interest to so license these inventions as Peaks and Prairies, L.L.C. of Malta, Montana has 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. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2006 / 
Notices

[[Page 3049]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Federal Invention Available for Licensing and Intent to 
Grant Exclusive License

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability and intent.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that U.S. Patent No. 6,018,063, 
``Biodegradable Oleic Estolide Ester Base Stocks and Lubricants'', 
issued on January 25, 2000, is available for licensing and that the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends 
to grant to Peaks and Prairies, L.L.C. of Malta, Montana, an exclusive 
license to this invention. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to 
grant to Peaks and Prairies, L.L.C. of Malta, Montana, an exclusive 
license to U.S. Patent No. 6,316,649, ``Biodegradable Oleic Estolide 
Ester Having Saturated Fatty Acid End Group Useful as Lubricant Base 
Stock'', issued on November 13, 2001. Notice of Availability of this 
invention for licensing was published in the Federal Register on March 
13, 2001.

DATES: Comments must be received within ninety (90) calendar days of 
the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 
5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: June Blalock of the Office of 
Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 
301-504-5989.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government's patent rights to 
these inventions are assigned to the United States of America, as 
represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public 
interest to so license these inventions as Peaks and Prairies, L.L.C. 
of Malta, Montana has 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 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 license would not be 
consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

Richard J. Brenner,
Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. E6-510 Filed 1-18-06; 8:45 am]
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