[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Page 68752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27928]



Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License Between National 
Energy Technology Laboratory and Corrosion Solutions

AGENCY: National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License.


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 of its intent to grant an exclusive license 
to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent No 
7,553,517, issued June 30, 2009, entitled ``Method of applying a cerium 
diffusion coating to a metallic alloy,'' to Corrosion Solutions having 
its principal place of business in Eugene, Oregon. The inventions are 
owned by the United States of America as represented by the Department 
of Energy (DOE). The prospective exclusive license will comply with the 
terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

DATES: Written comments or nonexclusive license applications are to be 
received at the address listed below no later than December 3, 2012. 
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: Objections relating to the prospective exclusive license may 
be submitted to the Office of Chief Counsel, National Energy Technology 
Laboratory, P.O. Box 10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, or via facsimile at 
(412) 386-5949.

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) gives DOE with authority to 
grant exclusive or partially exclusive licenses in department-owned 
inventions, where a determination can be made, among other things, that 
the desired practical application of the invention has not been 
achieved, or is not likely expeditiously to be achieved, 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 objections.
    Corrosion Solutions, a new small business, has applied for an 
exclusive license to practice the inventions 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 Office of Chief 
Counsel (contact information listed above) receives in writing any of 
the following, together with the 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 U.S. Government, 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 
Section 209(c) that the license is in the public interest.

    Dated: October 26, 2012.
Anthony V. Cugini,
Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory.
[FR Doc. 2012-27928 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]