Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), intends to grant to CoBatCo Inc. of Peoria, Illinois, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 5,676,994, ``Non-Separable Starch-Oil Compositions,'' issued on October 14, 1997 and to U.S. Patent No. 5,882,713, ``Non-Separable Compositions of Starch and Water-Immiscible Organic Materials,'' issued on March 16, 1999, for all animal food and feed applications, including but not limited to livestock feed and pet food. ARS also intends to grant to CoBatCo Inc. a license for all human food ingredient and food product applications. This is the third license granted by ARS for these inventions in this field of use. ARS intends to grant no additional licenses in this field of use. U.S. Patent No. 5,676,994 is a continuation of U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 08/233,173, and U.S. Patent No. 5,882,713 is a continuation-in-part of U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 08/233,173. Notice of Availability for U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 08/233,173 was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 1994.
Notice of Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture
The Office of the Secretary of Agriculture announces members appointed to fill 9 vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Those appointed are as follows: Richard Crowder, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Seed Trade Association, in Alexandria, Virginia; Duane Grant, Farmer, in Rupert, Idaho; Robert Herdt, Adjunct International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York; Josephine Hunt, Program Manager, Global Science and Regulatory Affairs, Kraft Foods, in Glenview, Illinois; Gregory Jaffe, Director, Biotechnology Project, Center for Science in the Public Interest, in Washington, DC; Patricia Layton, Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina (AC21 Chair); Bradley Shurdut, Global Leader, Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs, and Science Policy, Dow AgroSciences LLC, in Washington, DC; Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California in Davis, California; and Lisa Zannoni, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, BASF Corporation, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.