Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License, 3300 [2017-00434]

Download as PDF 3300 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017, will include discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishment proceedings involving midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade; the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on March 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The executive session held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be the closed portion of the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. The meeting will be handicap accessible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Eric Madonia, USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, 410–293–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The executive session of the meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017, will consist of discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishments involving midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to, individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade. The discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. Accordingly, the Department of the Navy/Assistant for Administration has determined in writing that the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because the discussions during the executive session from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will be concerned with matters protected under sections 552b(c) (5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. (Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b) Dated: January 3, 2017. A.M. Nichols, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00430 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Energy Technology Laboratory Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of intent to grant an exclusive license. AGENCY: 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 invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application Number 14/619,501, ‘‘Variable Grid Method for Simultaneously Visualizing Uncertainty and Attribute Trends Associated with Spatial Data’’ to VariGrid Explorations, LLC, a small business, having its principal place of business in Missouri City, Texas. The patent application is 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 fifteen (15) days after the date of this published Notice. 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: jessica.sosenko@netl.doe.gov. 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 that, among other things, the desired practical application of the invention has not SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. VariGrid Explorations, Inc., a small business, has applied for an exclusive license to practice the invention and has a plan for commercialization of the invention. 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 license; or (ii) An application for a nonexclusive license to the invention, in which the applicant states that it already has brought the invention to practical application or is likely to bring the invention to practical application expeditiously. The proposed license would be exclusive, subject to a license and other rights retained by the United States, and subject to a negotiated royalty. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

National Energy Technology Laboratory


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.

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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 invention described and 
claimed in U.S. Patent Application Number 14/619,501, ``Variable Grid 
Method for Simultaneously Visualizing Uncertainty and Attribute Trends 
Associated with Spatial Data'' to VariGrid Explorations, LLC, a small 
business, having its principal place of business in Missouri City, 
Texas. The patent application is 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 
fifteen (15) days after the date of this published Notice. 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: jessica.sosenko@netl.doe.gov.

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 that, among other things, 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.
    VariGrid Explorations, Inc., a small business, has applied for an 
exclusive license to practice the invention and has a plan for 
commercialization of the invention. 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 license; or
    (ii) An application for a nonexclusive license to the invention, 
in which the applicant states that it already has brought the 
invention to practical application or is likely to bring the 
invention to practical application expeditiously.

    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: December 15, 2016
Grace M. Bochenek,
Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory.
[FR Doc. 2017-00434 Filed 1-10-17; 8:45 am]
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