NASA Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License: SEA.O.G, LLC

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, November 22, 2021

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 220 (Thursday, November 18, 2021)] [Notices] [Page 64531] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [] [FR Doc No: 2021-25137]


Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of intent to grant partially exclusive patent license. SUMMARY: NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive patent license to practice the inventions described and claimed in the patents and/or patent applications listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

DATES: The prospective partially exclusive license may be granted unless NASA receives written objections including evidence and argument, no later than December 3, 2021 that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements regarding the licensing of federally owned inventions as set forth in the Bayh- Dole Act and implementing regulations. Competing applications completed and received by NASA no later than December 3, 2021 will also be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive, co- exclusive or partially exclusive license. 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.

Objections and Further Information: Written objections relating to the prospective license or requests for further information may be submitted to Agency Counsel for Intellectual Property, NASA Headquarters at Email: Questions may be directed to Phone: (202) 358-3437.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NASA intends to grant an exclusive, co- exclusive, or partially exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in: U.S. Patent No. 8,939,178 titled ``Variable-Aperture Reciprocating Reed Valve,'' and U.S. Patent Application No. 17/314,201 titled ``Motion Absorbing System and Method for a Structure,'' to SEA.O.G, LLC, having its principal place of business in New Bedford, MA. The fields of use may be limited. NASA has not yet made a final determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.

This notice of intent to grant a partially exclusive patent license is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective license will comply with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

Information about other NASA inventions available for licensing can be found online at

Helen M. Galus, Agency Counsel for Intellectual Property. [FR Doc. 2021-25137 Filed 11-17-21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510-13-P

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