Department of Commerce March 16, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Notice of Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent No. 5,514,501 (Application No. 08/ 255,961), titled ``Process For UV-Photopatterning of Thiolate Monolayers Self-Assembled On Gold, Silver and Other Substrates,'' NIST Docket No. 93-047US to Stratos Biosystems, LLC, having a place of business at 2401 Elliott Avenue, 5th Floor, Seattle, Washington 98121. The grant of the license would be for the field of use: Substrates for analysis of proteins and nucleic acids by mass spectrometry in the Life Sciences Research and In Vitro Diagnostic markets.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Elephant Trunk Scallop Access Area to General Category Scallop Vessels
NMFS announces that the Elephant Trunk Scallop Access Area (ETAA) will close to general category scallop vessels until it re-opens on March 1, 2008. This action is based on the determination that 865 general category scallop trips into the ETAA are projected to be taken as of 0001 hr local time, March 15, 2007. This action is being taken to prevent the allocation of general category trips in the ETAA from being exceeded during the 2007 fishing year, in accordance with the regulations implementing Framework 18 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.