Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,850,962; Esteem (Totally Implantable Hearing System), 34897 [E6-9494]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 116 / Friday, June 16, 2006 / Notices patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) is appropriate. A third interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,591,585 is granted for a period of one year from the expiration date of the patent, i.e., until June 18, 2007. Dated: June 12, 2006. Jon W. Dudas Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E6–9489 Filed 6–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2006–0033] Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,585,597; ´ ANTHELIOS SP (HELIOBLOCK SX Cream) (Mexoryl SX (Ecamsule)) United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Interim Patent Term Extension. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a certificate under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a fourth one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,585,597. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary C. Till by telephone at (571) 272– 7755; by mail marked to her attention and addressed to the Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Patent Ext., P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by fax marked to her attention at (571) 273– 7755, or by e-mail to Mary.Till@uspto.gov. Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim periods of up to a year if the regulatory review is anticipated to extend beyond the expiration date of the patent. On May 16, 2006, patent owner, L Oreal S.A., timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a fourth subsequent interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,585,597. The patent claims the active ingredient Mexoryl SX (ecamsule), in the human drug product ANTHELIOS SP (HELIOBLOCK SX Cream), a method of wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Jun 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 use of the active ingredient, and a method of manufacturing the active ingredient. The application indicates, and the Food and Drug Administration has confirmed, that a New Drug Application for the human drug product Mexoryl SX (ecamsule) has been filed and is currently undergoing regulatory review before the Food and Drug Administration for permission to market or use the product commercially. Review of the application indicates that, except for permission to market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and that the patent should be extended for an additional year as required by 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5)(B). Because it is apparent that the regulatory review period will continue beyond the extended expiration date of the patent (June 16, 2006), interim extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) is appropriate. A fourth interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,585,597 is granted for a period of one year from the extended expiration date of the patent, i.e., until June 16, 2007. Dated: June 12, 2006. Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E6–9490 Filed 6–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2006–0019] Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,850,962; Esteem (Totally Implantable Hearing System) United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Interim Patent Term Extension. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a certificate under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,850,962. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary C. Till by telephone at (571) 272– 7755; by mail marked to her attention and addressed to the Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Patent Ext., P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by fax marked to her attention at (571) 273– 7755, or by e-mail to Mary.Till@uspto.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34897 Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim periods of up to a year if the regulatory review is anticipated to extend beyond the expiration date of the patent. On March 31, 2006, patent owner, Envoy Medical Corporation, timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for an interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,850,962. The patent claims the medical device Esteem (totally implantable hearing system). The application indicates that an Investigational Device Exemption for the medical device Esteem has been filed and is currently undergoing regulatory review before the Food and Drug Administration for permission to market or use the product commercially. Review of the application indicates that except for permission to market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and that the patent should be extended for one year as required by 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5)(B). Because it is apparent that the regulatory review period will continue beyond the original expiration date of the patent (July 25, 2006), interim extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) is appropriate. An interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,850,962 is granted for a period of one year from the original expiration date of the patent, i.e., until July 25, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 12, 2006. Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E6–9494 Filed 6–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2006. 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. PLACE: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-P-2006-0019]


Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 
4,850,962; Esteem (Totally Implantable Hearing System)

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Interim Patent Term Extension.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a 
certificate under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one-year interim extension 
of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,850,962.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary C. Till by telephone at (571) 
272-7755; by mail marked to her attention and addressed to the 
Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Patent Ext., P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by fax marked to her attention at (571) 273-
7755, or by e-mail to Mary.Till@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, 
generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a 
period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method 
of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined 
regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim 
periods of up to a year if the regulatory review is anticipated to 
extend beyond the expiration date of the patent.
    On March 31, 2006, patent owner, Envoy Medical Corporation, timely 
filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for an interim extension 
of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,850,962. The patent claims the medical 
device Esteem (totally implantable hearing system). The application 
indicates that an Investigational Device Exemption for the medical 
device Esteem has been filed and is currently undergoing regulatory 
review before the Food and Drug Administration for permission to market 
or use the product commercially.
    Review of the application indicates that except for permission to 
market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be 
eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and 
that the patent should be extended for one year as required by 35 
U.S.C. 156(d)(5)(B). Because it is apparent that the regulatory review 
period will continue beyond the original expiration date of the patent 
(July 25, 2006), interim extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 
156(d)(5) is appropriate.
    An interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) of the term of U.S. 
Patent No. 4,850,962 is granted for a period of one year from the 
original expiration date of the patent, i.e., until July 25, 2007.

    Dated: June 12, 2006.
Jon W. Dudas,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property andDirector of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
 [FR Doc. E6-9494 Filed 6-15-06; 8:45 am]
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