Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints, 34068-34069 [E6-9173]

Download as PDF 34068 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 13, 2006 / Notices least 5 working days prior to the meeting. (301) 713-2276 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 8, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–9182 Filed 6–12–06; 8:45 am] Dated: June 8, 2006. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–9212 Filed 6–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Patent and Trademark Office [I.D. 081604C] Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Summer Meeting ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting; correction. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2006 ICCAT meeting, the AdvisoryCommittee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will have a summer meeting. There will be an open session the morning of Monday June 26, 2006, beginning at 9 am. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held June 26–27, 2006. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Denit, Office of International Affairs, 301–713–2276. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in an open session to consider information on stock status of highly migratory species. In a previous Federal Register Notice (71 FR 32526, June 6, 2006), NMFS indicated that the entire meeting would be in closed session. This notice announces that there will be an open session. After the open session the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in a closed session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations. Special Accommodations The meeting locations are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kelly Denit at VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Jun 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0044 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Brown. Mail: Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Cathie Kirik, Mail Stop 24, Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–8800; or by e-mail at Cathie.Kirik@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract Under the Inventors’ Rights Act of 1999, as found in 35 U.S.C. 297 and implemented by 37 CFR part 4, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is required to provide a forum for the publication of complaints concerning invention promoters and responses from the invention promoters to these complaints. An individual may PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submit a complaint concerning an invention promoter to the USPTO, which will forward the complaint to the invention promoter for response. The complaints and responses will be published and made available to the public on the USPTO Web site. The USPTO does not investigate these complaints or participate in any legal proceedings against invention promoters or promotion firms. Complaints submitted to the USPTO must identify the name and address of the complainant and the invention promoter or promotion firm, explain the basis for the complaint, and include the signature of the complainant. The identifying information is necessary so that the USPTO can forward the complaint to the invention promoter or promotion firm and also notify the complainant that the complaint has been forwarded. Complainants should understand that the complaints will be forwarded to the invention promoter for response and that the complaint and response will be made available to the public as required by the Inventors’ Rights Act. If the USPTO does not receive a response from the invention promoter, the complaint will still be published without the response. The USPTO does not accept complaints under this program if the complainant requests confidentiality. This information collection includes one form, Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048), which is used by the public to submit a complaint under this program. This form is available for download from the USPTO Web site. Use of this form is not mandatory as long as the complaint includes the necessary information and is clearly marked as a complaint filed under the Inventors’ Rights Act. There is no associated form for submitting responses to the complaints. II. Method of Collection By mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0044. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/2048. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 responses per year. Estimated Time Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the form, and submit the complaint to the USPTO and E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 34069 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 13, 2006 / Notices approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for an invention promoter or promotion firm to prepare and submit a response to a complaint. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 38 hours per year. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $5,830 per year. The USPTO expects that complaints will be prepared by paraprofessionals or independent inventors. Using the average of the paraprofessional rate of $90 per hour and the estimated rate of $30 per hour for independent inventors, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the complaints will be approximately $60 per hour. The USPTO expects that the responses to the complaints will be prepared by attorneys or invention promoters. Using the average of the professional rate of $304 per hour for associate attorneys in private firms and the estimated rate of $100 per hour for invention promoters, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the responses to the complaints will be $202 per hour. Therefore, the respondent cost burden for this collection will be $5,830 per year. Estimated time for response (minutes) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter ................................................................................... Responses to the Complaints ..................................................................................................... 15 30 50 50 13 25 Total ...................................................................................................................................... ........................ 100 38 Item Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $740. There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs or filing fees associated with this information collection. However, the public may incur postage costs when submitting a complaint or a response to a complaint by mail to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that the first-class postage cost for a mailed complaint will be 39 cents. Promotion firms may choose to send responses to complaints using overnight mail service at an estimated cost of $14.40 per response. Therefore, the total annual (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of postage costs is estimated to be $740 per year. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 6, 2006. Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–9173 Filed 6–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR Agreement) June 8, 2006. AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement. DATES: Effective Date: June 13, 2006. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100% cotton flannel fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA–DR region. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2582. For Further Information On-Line: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf. Reference number: 6.2006.05.02.Fabric.ST&RforBWA. Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Jun 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA–DR Act); the Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), accompanying the CAFTA–DR Act; Presidential Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006). The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA–DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. Articles that otherwise meet the rule of origin to qualify for preferential treatment are not disqualified because they contain one of the products on the Annex 3.25 list. The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides that the list in Annex 3.25 may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)–(6). The CAFTA–DR Act states that the President will make a determination on whether additional fabrics, yarns, and fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA–DR Act requires the President to establish procedures governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence before making a determination. In Presidential Proclamations 7987 and 7996, the President delegated to CITA the authority under section 203(o)(4) of the CAFTA–DR Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. On February 23, 2006, CITA published interim procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list. (71 FR 9315) On May 2, 2006, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg, P.A. on behalf of B*W*A for certain 100% cotton napped flannel fabrics, of the specifications E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 13, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34068-34069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-9173]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 14, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-0044 comment'' in the 
subject line of the message.
    Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan Brown.
    Mail: Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, 
Data Architecture and Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark 
Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Cathie Kirik, Mail Stop 24, Commissioner for 
Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, 
VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-8800; or by e-mail at 
Cathie.Kirik@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    Under the Inventors' Rights Act of 1999, as found in 35 U.S.C. 297 
and implemented by 37 CFR part 4, the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office (USPTO) is required to provide a forum for the 
publication of complaints concerning invention promoters and responses 
from the invention promoters to these complaints. An individual may 
submit a complaint concerning an invention promoter to the USPTO, which 
will forward the complaint to the invention promoter for response. The 
complaints and responses will be published and made available to the 
public on the USPTO Web site. The USPTO does not investigate these 
complaints or participate in any legal proceedings against invention 
promoters or promotion firms.
    Complaints submitted to the USPTO must identify the name and 
address of the complainant and the invention promoter or promotion 
firm, explain the basis for the complaint, and include the signature of 
the complainant. The identifying information is necessary so that the 
USPTO can forward the complaint to the invention promoter or promotion 
firm and also notify the complainant that the complaint has been 
forwarded. Complainants should understand that the complaints will be 
forwarded to the invention promoter for response and that the complaint 
and response will be made available to the public as required by the 
Inventors' Rights Act. If the USPTO does not receive a response from 
the invention promoter, the complaint will still be published without 
the response. The USPTO does not accept complaints under this program 
if the complainant requests confidentiality.
    This information collection includes one form, Complaint Regarding 
Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048), which is used by the public to submit 
a complaint under this program. This form is available for download 
from the USPTO Web site. Use of this form is not mandatory as long as 
the complaint includes the necessary information and is clearly marked 
as a complaint filed under the Inventors' Rights Act. There is no 
associated form for submitting responses to the complaints.

II. Method of Collection

    By mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the USPTO.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0044.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/2048.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 responses per year.
    Estimated Time Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the form, and submit the complaint to 
the USPTO and

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approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for an invention promoter or 
promotion firm to prepare and submit a response to a complaint.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 38 hours per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $5,830 per year. The 
USPTO expects that complaints will be prepared by paraprofessionals or 
independent inventors. Using the average of the paraprofessional rate 
of $90 per hour and the estimated rate of $30 per hour for independent 
inventors, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the 
complaints will be approximately $60 per hour. The USPTO expects that 
the responses to the complaints will be prepared by attorneys or 
invention promoters. Using the average of the professional rate of $304 
per hour for associate attorneys in private firms and the estimated 
rate of $100 per hour for invention promoters, the USPTO estimates that 
the average rate for preparing the responses to the complaints will be 
$202 per hour. Therefore, the respondent cost burden for this 
collection will be $5,830 per year.

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                                                                  Estimated time     Estimated       Estimated
                              Item                                 for response       annual       annual burden
                                                                     (minutes)       responses         hours
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Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter..........................              15              50              13
Responses to the Complaints.....................................              30              50              25
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    Total.......................................................  ..............             100              38
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $740. There 
are no capital start-up or maintenance costs or filing fees associated 
with this information collection. However, the public may incur postage 
costs when submitting a complaint or a response to a complaint by mail 
to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that the first-class postage cost for 
a mailed complaint will be 39 cents. Promotion firms may choose to send 
responses to complaints using overnight mail service at an estimated 
cost of $14.40 per response. Therefore, the total annual (non-hour) 
respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of postage costs 
is estimated to be $740 per year.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: June 6, 2006.
Susan K. Brown,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and 
Services Division.
[FR Doc. E6-9173 Filed 6-12-06; 8:45 am]
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