Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License

Summary:

Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 12/660,189, “Blackberry Plant Named `Onyx',” filed on February 22, 2010 and to the variety of red raspberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 13/199,578, “Red Raspberry Plant Named `Vintage',” filed on September 2, 2011.

Dates:

Comments must be received on or before February 21, 2012.

Addresses:

Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131.

For further information contact:

June Blalock of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: (301) 504-5989.

Supplementary information:

The Federal Government's rights in these plant varieties are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with therequirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

Richard J. Brenner,

Assistant Administrator.

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