Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License, 34589-34590 [E6-9351]

Download as PDF 34589 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 115 Thursday, June 15, 2006 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES June 9, 2006. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. 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Summary of Collection: The Rural Electrification Act (RE Act) of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., as amended, authorizes and empowers the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to make loans in the several States and Territories of the United States for rural electrification and the furnishing electric energy to persons in rural areas who are not receiving central station service. The RE Act also authorizes and empowers the Administrator of RUS to provide financial assistance to borrowers for purposes provided in the RE Act by accommodating or subordinating loans made by the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, the Federal Financing Bank, and other lending agencies. Need and Use of the Information: RUS will used the information to determine an applicant’s eligibility for a lien accommodation or lien subordination under the RE Act; facilitates an applicant’s solicitation and acquisition of non-RUS loans as to converse available Government funds; monitor the compliance of borrowers with debt covenants and regulatory requirements in order to protect loan security; and subsequently to granting the lien accommodation of lien subordination, administer each so as to minimize its cost to the Government. If the information were not collected, RUS would not be able to accomplish its statutory goals. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 12. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 233. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–9333 Filed 6–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agricultural Research Service AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Becton Dickinson of Sparks, Maryland, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 5,891,709, ‘‘Campy-Cefex selective and differential medium for campylobacter’’, issued on April 6, 1999. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Becton Dickinson of Sparks, Maryland, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 6,368,847, ‘‘Selective media for recovery and enumeration of campylobacters’’, issued on April 9, 2002. Comments must be received by July 17, 2006. DATES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. ADDRESSES: June Blalock of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301–504–5989. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Federal Government’s patent rights in the 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 the inventions as Becton Dickinson of Sparks, Maryland 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 thirty (30) 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 34590 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 115 / Thursday, June 15, 2006 / Notices requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Richard J. Brenner, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–9351 Filed 6–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P ANTITRUST MODERNIZATION COMMISSION Request for Public Comment Antitrust Modernization Commission. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Antitrust Modernization Commission requests comments from the public regarding specific questions relating to the issues selected for Commission study. DATES: Comments are due by July 10, 2006. By electronic mail: comments@amc.gov. By mail: Antitrust Modernization Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 1120 G Street, NW., Suite 810, Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew J. Heimert, Executive Director & General Counsel, Antitrust Modernization Commission. Telephone: (202) 233–0701; e-mail: info@amc.gov. Internet: http://www.amc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Antitrust Modernization Commission was established to ‘‘examine whether the need exists to modernize the antitrust laws and to identify and study related issues.’’ Antitrust Modernization Commission Act of 2002, Public Law 107–273, § 11053, 116 Stat. 1856. In conducting its review of the antitrust laws, the Commission is required to ‘‘solicit the views of all parties concerned with the operation of the antitrust laws.’’ Id. By this request for comments, the Commission seeks to provide a full opportunity for interested members of the public to provide input regarding certain issues selected for Commission study. 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Comments submitted to the Commission will be made available to the public in accordance with Federal laws. Comments may be submitted either in hard copy or electronic form. Electronic submissions may be sent by electronic mail to comments@amc.gov. Comments submitted in hard copy should be delivered to the address specified above, and should enclose, if possible, a CD– ROM or a 31⁄2 inch computer diskette containing an electronic copy of the comment. The Commission prefers to receive electronic documents (whether by email or on CD–ROM/diskette) in portable document format (.pdf), but also will accept comments in Microsoft Word format. The AMC has issued this request for comments pursuant to its authorizing statute and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Antitrust Modernization Commission Act of 2002, Public Law 107–273, § 11053, 116 Stat. 1758, 1856; Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., 10(a)(3). Topic for Comment The Commission requests comment on the following topic. Civil Remedies 1. The Commission is evaluating a proposal to reform indirect purchaser litigation. The potential reform would consist of three principal components: (1) Legislative overruling of Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois, 431 U.S. 720 (1977), so that indirect purchaser claims could be brought under federal antitrust law, and Hanover Shoe, Inc. v. United Shoe Machinery, 392 U.S. 481 (1968), so as to allow assertion of the pass-on defense; (2) Statutory provisions either (a) to allow removal of all state indirect purchaser actions to federal court to the full extent permitted under Article III, or (b) to preempt state indirect purchaser laws; and (3) Statutory provisions to allow the consolidation of all related direct and indirect purchaser actions in a single Federal district court for pre-trial and trial proceedings. Should the Commission recommend such reform to Congress? Should the proposal be modified in any respects? In responding, please also comment on the following: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a. Is a provision that would allow removal of state indirect purchaser actions necessary or desirable, in light of the generally applicable removal provisions contained in the Class Action Fairness Act? b. Is preemption of state indirect purchaser actions necessary or desirable if state indirect purchaser actions may be removed to Federal court? c. Should the Commission also recommend to Congress that courts be required to use structured proceedings to resolve purchaser claims? Those proceedings would resolve liability in the one phase, determine total damages in another, and allocate damages among direct and indirect claimants in a separate phase. Would structured proceedings work better if courts could combine certain phases of the proceedings, especially liability and total damages, in appropriate cases in the exercise of their discretion? d. To what extent would the legislative overruling of Hanover Shoe create new challenges in the process of certifying appropriate classes of claimants? Can any such challenges be resolved fully through the structured approach suggested in (c) above? 2. The Commission is evaluating a proposal to alter the circumstances in which treble damages are awarded to successful antitrust plaintiffs. The proposal would provide as follows: The court, in its discretion, may limit the award to single damages based on consideration of the following factors: a. Whether the violation was per se or rule of reason; b. whether the violation involved single-firm or multi-firm conduct; c. whether the violation was related to an otherwise pro-competitive joint venture; d. the state of the development of the law with respect to the challenged conduct as an antitrust violation; e. whether the challenged conduct was overt or covert; f. whether the challenged conduct was criminal; g. whether there has also been a related government action; h. whether it is a competitor that is alleging the conduct was anticompetitive; and, i. whether the violation was proven by clear and convincing evidence. Should the Commission recommend such reform to Congress? Should any of the factors listed above be removed? Are there any other factors that should also be included? 3. Should the Commission recommend to Congress that courts in their discretion be permitted to increase the damages multiplier above three? For E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 115 (Thursday, June 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34589-34590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-9351]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Becton 
Dickinson of Sparks, Maryland, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 
5,891,709, ``Campy-Cefex selective and differential medium for 
campylobacter'', issued on April 6, 1999. Notice is hereby given that 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 
intends to grant to Becton Dickinson of Sparks, Maryland, an exclusive 
license to U.S. Patent No. 6,368,847, ``Selective media for recovery 
and enumeration of campylobacters'', issued on April 9, 2002.

DATES: Comments must be received by July 17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 
5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 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 in 
the 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 the inventions as Becton Dickinson of Sparks, 
Maryland 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 
thirty (30) 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

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requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

Richard J. Brenner,
Assistant Administrator.
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