[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 39 (Monday, March 1, 1999)]
[Pages 9990-9991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-4968]




Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of intent to grant an exclusive patent license.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404, EPA hereby 
gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, royalty-bearing, 
revocable license to practice the invention described and claimed in 
the patent listed below, all corresponding patents issued throughout 
the world, and all reexamined patents and reissued patents granted in 
connection with such patent, to ARCADIS Geraghty & Miller, Inc., 
Mountain View, California. The patent is:
    U.S. Patent No. 5,221,230, entitled ``Paint Spraying Booth with 
Split-flow Ventilation,'' issued June 22, 1993.
    The invention was announced as being available for licensing in the 

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26, 1995 issue of the Federal Register (60 FR 20490). Although the 
patent was issued in the name of the inventors, it has been assigned by 
them to their employers. The Government of the United States, as 
represented by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, is joint owner of the patent by assignment from its employee 
inventor (Reel/Frame 7232/0151, recorded December 9, 1994). Acurex 
Environmental Corp. (now ARCADIS Geraghty & Miller, Inc.) is joint 
owner of the patent by assignment from its employee inventor (Reel/
Frame 7489/0127, recorded May 25, 1995). The proposed exclusive license 
will contain appropriate terms, limitations and conditions to be 
negotiated in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and the U.S. Government 
patent licensing regulations at 37 CFR part 404.
    EPA will negotiate the final terms and conditions and grant the 
exclusive license, unless within 60 days from the date of this Notice 
EPA receives, at the address below, written objections to the grant, 
together with supporting documentation. The documentation from 
objecting parties having an interest in practicing the above patent 
should include an application for exclusive or nonexclusive license 
with the information set forth in 37 CFR 404.8. The EPA Acting Patent 
Counsel and other EPA officials will review all written responses and 
then make recommendations on a final decision to the Assistant 
Administrator for Research and Development or to a laboratory director 
who has been delegated the authority to issue patent licenses under 35 
U.S.C. 207.

DATES: Comments to this notice must be received by EPA at the address 
listed below by April 30, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Ehrlich, Acting Patent Counsel, 
Office of General Counsel (Mail Code 2377), U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 260-7510.

    Dated: February 17, 1999.
Marla E. Diamond,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 99-4968 Filed 2-26-99; 8:45 am]