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Download as PDF 59680 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Hearing in connection with this action was published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2008 (73 FR 43956). A request for a hearing was filed on August 18, 2008, by Thomas Saporito, President of Saporito Energy Consultants. Under its regulations, the Commission may issue and make an amendment immediately effective, notwithstanding the pendency before it of a request for a hearing from any person, in advance of the holding and completion of any required hearing, where it has determined that no significant hazards consideration is involved. The Commission has applied the standards of 10 CFR 50.92 and has made a final determination that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration. The basis for this determination is contained in the Safety Evaluation related to this action. Accordingly, as described above, the amendment has been issued and made immediately effective and any hearing will be held after issuance. The Commission has determined that this amendment satisfies the criteria for categorical exclusion in accordance with 10 CFR 51.22. Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared for this amendment. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated September 5, 2007, as supplemented by letter dated September 8, 2008, which are available for public inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System’s (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of September, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brenda L. Mozafari, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II–2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–23945 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–266 and 50–301] FPL Energy Point Beach LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Renewed Facility Operating Licenses DPR–24 and DPR– 27 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has granted the request of FPL Energy Point Beach, LLC (the licensee) to withdraw its December 29, 2007, application for proposed amendment to Renewed /Facility Operating License Nos. DPR– 24 and DPR–27 for Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, located in Town of Two Creeks, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The proposed amendment would have revised the Technical Specifications for the Point Beach Nuclear Plant (PBNP) Units 1 and 2 Technical Specifications (TS) requirement for the completion time (CT) of TS 3.7.5.C. This revision would allow two separate one-time extensions of the CT for TS 3.7.5.C from 7 days to 16 days. The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2008 (73 FR 5220). However, by letter dated August 21, 2008, the licensee withdrew the proposed change. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated December 29, 2007, and the licensee’s letter dated August 21, 2008, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of September 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jack Cushing, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch III–1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–24012 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Standard Data Elements for Electronic Summary Reports of Inventions Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Financial Management. ACTION: Notice of standard data elements. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is establishing a standard set of data elements for a government-wide summary report of inventions and the Interagency Edison extramural invention reporting system (iEdison) as the host site for collecting this information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marguerite Pridgen, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; telephone 202–395–7844; fax 202–395– 3952; e-mail mpridgen@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On October 30, 2002, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed the establishment of a government-wide standard set of data elements for the summary report of inventions [67 FR 66178–66183]. The proposal included implementation of a standard dataset via a single interactive Internet web form. The OMB notice proposed locating this interactive web form on the Interagency Edison extramural invention reporting system (iEdison) because iEdison facilitates compliance with the Bayh-Dole Act (Pub. L. 96–517 (codified at 35 U.S.C. 200 et seq.) Dec. 12, 1980) (‘‘Bayh-Dole Act’’) and its implementing regulations and iEdison is recognized by federal funding recipients as being used by most Federal agencies for invention reporting and tracking. In response to the Federal Register notice, OMB received six sets of comments from eight entities: three universities; a group of universities that participate with Federal agencies in a demonstration program on research administration; one association of research universities; and three Federal agencies. The vast E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices majority of the comments relate to the implementation of the interactive Internet web form and whether Federal agencies actually need this report. Few comments addressed the content of the proposed standard data elements. This final notice establishes the data elements found in the attachment to this notice, and also establishes iEdison as the future host site for the summary report of inventions subject to addressing agency budgeting and associated implementation issues. Information on the burden associated with information collections made using these data elements will be maintained by NIH at https://s-edison.info.nih.gov/ iEdison/omb.jsp. The OMB Approval Number is 0925–0001. With the data elements defined, NIH can work with other federal agencies to begin the development of the Internet web form and will consider comments related to system design (e.g., electronic submission and search capabilities) as it finalizes the implementation solution. OMB will publish proposed policy guidance after the web form is completed. The policy guidance will address only a uniform means for submitting summary reports of inventions. It will not create any new reporting requirements. The following section presents a summary of the major comments grouped by subject and our responses to them. Changes to the standard data elements are discussed in the responses to the comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES II. Comments and Responses Summary Invention Reporting Requirement Comments: Several commenters questioned the need for an interim or final summary report of inventions. They noted that the summary report is duplicative of information contained in the standard Bayh-Dole invention reports that must be submitted to the federal agency within 60 days of the inventor disclosing the invention to the grantee/contractor. They recommended eliminating the summary report of inventions and allowing Federal program and contracting officers to have access to the more comprehensive invention reports. Response: Both the Bayh-Dole Act and the Government-wide patent regulations issued by the Department of Commerce recognize that some Federal agencies need an interim or final summary report for proper oversight of inventions conceived or first actually reduced to practice during the term of an award (35 U.S.C. 209(d)(2); 37 CFR 401.5(f)(1) and (3)). There are two reasons some Federal agencies need this VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 report. First, unlike the standard BayhDole invention report that is only submitted when an invention is created, a summary report reflects negative reporting. Unless the grantee/contractor lists all subject inventions or states that there were none as part of the summary report, the federal agency has no way of knowing if the grantee/contractor failed to provide a Bayh-Dole invention report. Experience has shown that recipients are more actively aware of their invention reporting obligations if they are required to indicate if no inventions were made under the award. The second reason for the report is to ensure that two components of the grantee/contractor organization reconcile their records prior to closeout. Generally, Bayh-Dole reporting is undertaken by the organization’s technology transfer component, and summary reporting is accomplished by the organization’s Office of Sponsored Research or office of grant/contract administration. Submittal of a summary report requires that these two components reconcile their records prior to closeout, which ensures more accurate reporting. Proposed Data Elements Comments: We received very few comments on the data elements. Specific suggestions were made to change the names of certain data elements. For example, it was suggested that the term, ‘‘Subcontractor’’ be changed to the more generic term, ‘‘Subawardee.’’ It was also suggested that we include the Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as a means to identify the grantee, since the OMB proposed to establish the DUNS number as the universal identifier in government funding agreements. In addition, several people were confused as to whether the form could be used to report more than one invention. Response: We agree with the recommendations to use more generic names and to include the entity’s DUNS number. We believe that the template attached to the proposed notice may have been misinterpreted, because it could not adequately represent how the form would work on the web. To address any confusion regarding the reporting of multiple inventions, we changed the Group ‘‘Description’’ fields to clarify that a single summary report can accommodate multiple inventions, multiple patents, patent applications, plant varieties and multiple inventors per invention, patent, patent application or plant varieties. In addition, this notice makes other changes to the proposed data elements as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59681 • The guidance has been expanded to include the reporting of plant varieties as required by 7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.; Plant Variety Protection Act Amendments of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 2401 note). • The words ‘‘patent application or plant variety’’ have been added after the word ‘‘patent,’’ wherever it appears, to clarify that the awardee must report patents, patent applications and plant varieties. • The Prime Awardee’s DUNS number is added as a required element for organizations in accordance with the OMB grants management policy published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2003 (68 FR 38402–38405). • The Subawardee DUNS field and the Subawardee Number field are being added as required fields since the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 requires OMB to collect subawardee data (Pub. L. 109– 282 (Sept. 26, 2006) (codified at 31 U.S.C. 6101 note)). • Various ‘‘Required?’’ fields have been revised to clarify that the information is required for each invention, inventor, patent, patent application, and plant variety reported. • The words ‘‘Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) or’’ have been added before ‘‘Foreign Application Filed’’ to clarify that this data element includes PCT applications as well as foreign patent and foreign plant variety applications (or equivalent foreign protection). The description for this field has been revised to read: ‘‘Has a PCT, foreign patent or foreign plant variety application been filed?’’ • The ‘‘Foreign Countries Indicated’’ description has been clarified to read: ‘‘For PCT or foreign filings, have all countries been noted in the report?’’ • The ‘‘Election of Title’’ and ‘‘Confirmatory License’’ fields were added as required elements to affirm the Reporting Institution’s interest in the invention and the Government’s interests in the reported invention are appropriately addressed consistent with the Bayh-Dole Act. Other minor clarifications, additions, and editorial changes were made. For example, the word ‘‘contract’’ was changed to ‘‘award’’ for consistency; the words ‘‘Subcontractor’’ and ‘‘Subcontract’’ were changed to ‘‘Subawardee’’ and ‘‘Subaward,’’ respectively; and the words ‘‘entire award period’’ were changed to ‘‘reporting period’’ to clarify that the reporting period may include both interim and final reporting periods. Further, the following data fields have been added as Optional elements to allow for consistency for agencies that E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 59682 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices currently collect this data and those that do not: ‘‘Signatory Telephone Number’’ (Optional), ‘‘Signatory Email Address’’ (Optional), ‘‘Reporting Institution’s Subawardee Name’’ (Optional), ‘‘Prime Awardee Organization Type Code’’ (Optional), ‘‘Prime Award Completion Date’’ (Optional), ‘‘Awarding Agency Prime Award Monitor First Name’’ (Optional), ‘‘Awarding Agency Prime Award Monitor Last Name’’ (Optional). The ‘‘Reporting Institution’s Subawardee Address’’ and ‘‘Reporting Institution’s Subawardee(s) Funding Agreement Number’’ fields are conditional so they are only required if the optional ‘‘Reporting Institution’s Subawardee Name’’ is reported. Electronic Implementation of Summary Reporting of Inventions Comments: This aspect of the proposed policy received the greatest number and variety of comments. Many commenters expressed concern over the limited value of promoting an interactive Web interface hosted on the Interagency Edison site (http:// www.iEdison.gov) as the only way to obtain and complete the proposed summary report. Specific problems with the proposed implementation include: • The requirement that the summary report be signed by the organization’s authorized official. The proposed notice required that the form be completed online, printed, signed and either faxed or sent via U.S. mail. It was suggested that there was adequate Federal precedence to use strong password authentication. • The need to key information into an interactive Web form. Many grantee/ contractor organizations have database systems and would prefer to submit the summary information as a datastream. • The need to continue to maintain hard copies of the report. • The compatibility of the data standard with other approved standards being implemented throughout the government. Response: NIH will consider these issues as the interactive Web form is developed with the other agencies. The system would include electronic authentication. While an interactive Web form will not allow for the submission of a datastream directly, the intent is to have the system automatically populate fields on the form if the data has been previously entered into iEdison. The data dictionary would be reviewed to ensure compatibility with other government standards. Comments will be sought from users on a test site as soon as the Web form is developed. Applicability to Contracts Comment: The language in the ‘‘Summary’’ indicates that this effort is a result of the streamlining activities under Public Law 106–107, which relate to financial assistance administration. However, other parts of the notice and the data elements themselves indicate that they apply equally to contracts. We suggest that this notice clearly specify the intent with regard to contracts. Response: As the commenter noted, this action is the result of a financial assistance streamlining effort. When we publish a proposed notice of policy, it will specify that the policy applies only to financial assistance. However, since many agencies currently use the same summary invention reporting form for both financial assistance and procurement contracts, the workgroup followed this example and established data elements that are equally applicable to contractors so that agencies could use the report for contracts if they chose. Danny Werfel, Deputy Controller. Attachment: Government-Wide Standard Data Elements for Summary Reporting of Inventions Government-Wide Data Elements for Summary Reporting of Inventions These data elements are the government-wide standard set of elements for the summary reporting of all inventions, patent applications, patents and plant varieties that have been made, filed for, and/or granted using Federal funds during the term of a Federal funding agreement. The data elements include the identification of the agency source of funding, the reporting period, whether the report is an interim or final report and the name and title of the official authorized to submit the information. Any number of inventions can be reported, including the invention title, inventors’ names, and invention docketing numbers and the date upon which the invention was formally reported to the funding agency consistent with Bayh-Dole regulations. A similar set of information is available for summary reporting of patent or plant variety protection applications that relate to each invention. Group Description Document ................ The Document group represents data elements relevant to the entire Summary Report of Inventions. The Invention group identifies the data elements relevant to one invention listed on this Summary Report of Inventions. The report will accommodate multiple inventions. The Inventor group identifies the data elements relevant to one inventor for one invention listed on this Summary Report of Inventions. The report will accommodate multiple inventors per invention. In the case of a variety of plant, please use the ‘‘breeder’’ as the ‘‘inventor.’’ The Patent group identifies the data elements relevant to one patent, patent application or plant variety, listed on this Summary Report of Inventions. The report will accommodate multiple items. Invention ................. Inventor ................... Patent ...................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Patent Inventor ....... Tag The Patent Inventor group identifies the data elements relevant to one inventor for one patent, patent application or plant variety listed on this Summary Report of Inventions. In the context of reporting a plant variety, please use the ‘‘breeder’’ as the ‘‘patent inventor.’’ The report will accommodate multiple inventors per patent, patent application or plant variety. Length Report Type Code VerDate Aug<31>2005 Required? 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Description 1 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Required if subject invention(s) are reported. May list more than one. Required if subject invention(s) are reported. May list more than one. Optional. May list more than one. Patent applications include new applications (provisional & non-provisional), continuations, continuations-in-part, and divisional. At least one entry required per Patent group. May list more than one. Required? Code specifying the type of report: I = Interim. F = Final. Jkt 217001 Required. Identify one only. Sfmt 4703 Required. Identify one only .................... E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Group Document. 59683 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices Tag Length Description Report Period Start Date. Report Period End Date. Subject Inventions Number. 8 Subject Inventions Reported. 1 8 3 Prime Awardee Name. 100 Prime Awardee DUNS. 15 Prime Award Number. Awarding Agency ... 30 100 Subawardee Name 100 Subawardee DUNS 15 Subaward Number 30 Signatory Prefix ...... 15 Signatory Name. Signatory Initial. Signatory Name. Signatory 30 First Middle Last 1 30 Suffix ...... 5 Signatory Title ........ 240 15 Signatory Email Address. Report Submission Date. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Signatory Telephone Number. 30 Reporting Institution’s Subawardee Name. Reporting Institution’s Subawardee Address. Reporting Institution’s Subawardee(s) Funding Agreement Number. 100 VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 8 240 50 Required? Month, day and year that the reporting period starts. Format is MMDDYYYY. Month, day and year that the reporting period ends. Format is MMDDYYYY. Number of subject inventions conceived of or first actually reduced to practice or the plant varieties recognized to be new, distinct, uniform and stable during the reporting period.) Valid values are 0–999. Were all the subject inventions reported? Y = Yes. N = No. Name of the organization that has been awarded the federal funding award (e.g., grant, cooperative agreement, or contract). The DUNS number of the organization that has been awarded the federal funding award. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Required. Identify one only. If the Prime Awardee is an individual that does not have a DUNS number, enter 000000000. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Optional. Identify one only ..................... Document. Required if Subawardee is submitting report. Identify one only. If the Subawardee is an individual that does not have a DUNS number, enter 000000000. Optional. Identify one only ..................... Document. Optional. Identify one only ..................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Optional. Identify one only ..................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Optional. Identify one only ..................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Optional. Identify one only ..................... Document. Optional. Identify one only ..................... Document. Required. Identify one only .................... Document. Optional. May list more than one .......... Document. Required if ‘‘Reporting Institution’s Subawardee Name’’ is reported. May list more than one. Required if ‘‘Reporting Institution’s Subawardee Name’’ is reported. May list more than one. Document. Agency-specific number assigned to the federal funding award. Agency that awarded the federal funding award. The name of the organization submitting this Summary Report of Inventions, if different from the Prime Awardee Name. The DUNS number of the organization submitting this Summary Report of Inventions, if different from the Prime Awardee Name. Number assigned to the subaward in the context of this federal funding award. Prefix of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. First name of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. Middle initial of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. Last name of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. Suffix of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. Position title of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. Telephone number of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. Email address of the organizational official authorized to submit this report. Month, day and year that this report is submitted to the Federal government. Format is MMDDYYYY. Name of Subawardee to organization submitting this Summary Report of Inventions (‘‘Reporting Institution’’). Address of Subawardee to organization submitting this Summary Report of Inventions. Number assigned to the federal funding agreement to this Subawardee by the Reporting Institution. Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Group Document. Document. Document. 59684 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices Tag Length Description Prime Awardee Organization Type Code. 1 Prime Award Completion Date. Awarding Agency Prime Award Monitor First Name. 8 Awarding Agency Prime Award Monitor Last Name. Invention Title ......... 30 30 300 Invention Docket Number. Invention Report Date. 25 Agency Invention Number. Invention Reported by Code. 25 Election of Title ...... 1 Confirmatory License. 1 8 1 Inventor First Name 30 Inventor Middle Name. Inventor Last Name 30 Patent or Patent Application Title. 300 Patent ID Number .. Patent Filing or Issue Date. 30 25 8 25 Patent Reported by Code. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Patent Docket Number. 1 U.S. Application Filed. 1 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) or Foreign Application Filed. 1 VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Required? Code specifying type of organization: L = Large Business. S = Small Business. U = College/University. N = Non-profit organization. O = Other. Month, day, and year that the award is completed. Format is MMDDYYYY. First name of the federal agency official that monitor’s the prime awardee’s performance (e.g., project manager, grant monitor, or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR)). Last name of the federal agency official that monitors the prime awardee’s performance (e.g., project manager, grant monitor, or Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR)). Title of the subject invention .................. Optional .................................................. Document. Optional .................................................. Document. Optional .................................................. Document. Optional .................................................. Document. Number by which the awardee tracks the subject invention. Month, day and year that the subject invention is reported to the Federal government. Format is MMDDYYYY. Number by which the Awarding Agency tracks the subject invention. Code specifying who reported the subject invention: A = Awardee. S = Subawardee. Did organization elect title to invention as of the date of this report? Y = Yes. N = No. Did organization provide funding agency with Government confirmatory license as of the date of this report? Y = Yes. N = No. First name of the inventor of the subject invention. Middle name of the inventor of the subject invention. Last name of the inventor of the subject invention. Title of the subject patent, patent application or plant variety (use variety name). The patent number, patent application serial number or plant variety protection office number. Month, day and year that the patent application was filed, the patent was issued, or plant variety application was made. Format is MMDDYYYY. Number by which the awardee tracks the subject patent, patent application, or plant variety. Code specifying who reported the subject patent, patent application, or plant variety: A = Awardee. S = Subawardee. Has a U.S. patent or U.S. plant variety protection application been filed? Y = Yes. N = No. Has a PCT, foreign patent or foreign plant variety application been filed? Y = Yes. N = No. Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Group Required if subject invention(s) are re- Invention. ported. Identify one only per invention. Optional. Identify one only per invention Invention. Required if subject invention(s) are re- Invention. ported. Identify one only per invention. Optional. Identify one only per invention Invention. Optional. Identify one only per invention Invention. Required ................................................. Invention. Required ................................................. Invention. Required if subject invention(s) are reported. Identify one only per inventor. Optional. Identify one only per inventor. Inventor. Required if subject invention(s) are reported. Identify one only per inventor. Required if the field U.S. Application Filed is Y. Identify one only per patent, patent application, or PVP. Required if known. Identify one only per patent, patent application, or PVP. Inventor. Required if the field U.S. Application Filed is Y. Identify one only per patent, patent application, or PVP. Patent. Optional. Identify one only per patent, patent application, or PVP. Patent. Optional. Identify one only per patent, patent application, or PVP. Patent. Required. Identify one only per patent, patent application, or PVP. Patent. Required. Identify one only per patent, patent application, or PVP. Patent. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Inventor. Patent. Patent. 59685 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices Tag Length Foreign Countries Indicated. Description 1 Patent Inventor First Name. 30 Patent Inventor Middle Name. 30 Patent Inventor Last Name. 30 Required? For PCT or foreign filings, have all countries been noted in the report? Y = Yes. N = No. First name of the inventor of the subject patent, patent application or plant variety. Middle initial of the inventor of the subject patent, patent application or plant variety. Last name of the inventor of the subject patent, patent application or plant variety. Required if the field PCT or Foreign Application Filed is Y. Identify one only per patent or patent application. Patent. Required if field U.S. Application Filed is Y. Identify one only per patent inventor. Optional. Identify one only per patent inventor. Patent Inventor. Required if field U.S. Application Filed is Y. Identify one only per patent inventor. Patent Inventor. BILLING CODE 3110–01–P PEACE CORPS Notice of an Amendment to a Privacy Act System of Records U.S.C. 552a, Peace Corps has provided a report on this system to OMB and the Congress. RETRIEVABILITY: SAFEGUARDS: PC–10, Office of Private Sector Initiatives Database. Computer records are maintained in a secure, password-protected computer system. Paper records are maintained in lockable file cabinets. All records are maintained in a secure, accesscontrolled area. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Not applicable. Peace Corps. ACTION: Notice of an amendment to a Privacy Act system of records. AGENCY: SYSTEM LOCATION: As required under the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, the Peace Corps is giving notice of an amendment to a Privacy Act system of records, PC–10 Office of Private Sector Initiatives Database. The amendment removes contributor’s birth date and adds contributor’s e-mail address in the categories of records in the system. It also makes Peace Corps’ Routine Use M applicable to the system. DATES: This action will be effective without further notice on November 24, 2008 unless comments are received by November 10, 2008 that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by e-mail to nmiller@peacecorps.gov. Include Privacy Act System of Records in the subject line of the message. You may also submit comments by mail to Nancy G. Miller, Office of the General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 8200, 1111 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20526. Contact Nancy G. Miller for copies of comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy G. Miller, Associate General Counsel, 202–692–2150, nmiller@peacecorps.gov. SUMMARY: The Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, provides that the public will be given a 30-day period in which to comment on the new system. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which has oversight responsibility under the Act, requires a 40-day period in which to review the proposed system. In accordance with 5 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Patent Inventor. SYSTEM NAME: [FR Doc. E8–23902 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 Group Jkt 217001 Office of Private Sector Initiatives, Peace Corps, 1111 20th St., NW., Washington, DC 20526. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Individuals making donations to Peace Corps partnership projects or inquiring about partnership projects; volunteers. By donor name, donor number, project name or project number. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Records are kept until three years after completion of project, and then retired to the Federal Records Center to be maintained and destroyed in accordance with General Records Schedule 6.1.2. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: For donors: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, donor number, and contribution amount. For volunteers: name, address, and close of service date. Director, Office of Private Sector Initiative, Peace Corps, Office of Private Sector Initiatives, 1111 20th St., NW., Washington, DC 20526. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: The Peace Corps Act, 22 U.S.C. 2501 et seq. PURPOSE(S): To record and track donations to the Peace Corps and to provide program and project updates to donors. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USERS: General routine uses A through M apply to this system. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: None. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: On paper and in a computerized database. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Any individual who wants notification that this system of records contains a record about him or her should make a written request to the System Manager. Requesters will be required to provide adequate identification, such as a driver’s license, employee identification card, or other identifying documentation. Additional identification may be required in some instances. Complete Peace Corps Privacy Act procedures are set out in 22 CFR part 308. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Any individual who wants access to his or her record should make a written request to the System Manager. Requesters will be required to provide adequate identification, such as a driver’s license, employee identification card, or other identifying documentation. Additional identification may be required in some instances. Complete Peace Corps Privacy Act procedures are set out in 22 CFR part 308. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Standard Data Elements for Electronic Summary Reports of 
Inventions

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Financial 
Management.

ACTION: Notice of standard data elements.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is establishing a 
standard set of data elements for a government-wide summary report of 
inventions and the Interagency Edison extramural invention reporting 
system (iEdison) as the host site for collecting this information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marguerite Pridgen, Office of Federal 
Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20503; telephone 202-395-7844; fax 202-395-3952; e-
mail mpridgen@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On October 30, 2002, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
proposed the establishment of a government-wide standard set of data 
elements for the summary report of inventions [67 FR 66178-66183]. The 
proposal included implementation of a standard dataset via a single 
interactive Internet web form. The OMB notice proposed locating this 
interactive web form on the Interagency Edison extramural invention 
reporting system (iEdison) because iEdison facilitates compliance with 
the Bayh-Dole Act (Pub. L. 96-517 (codified at 35 U.S.C. 200 et seq.) 
Dec. 12, 1980) (``Bayh-Dole Act'') and its implementing regulations and 
iEdison is recognized by federal funding recipients as being used by 
most Federal agencies for invention reporting and tracking. In response 
to the Federal Register notice, OMB received six sets of comments from 
eight entities: three universities; a group of universities that 
participate with Federal agencies in a demonstration program on 
research administration; one association of research universities; and 
three Federal agencies. The vast

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majority of the comments relate to the implementation of the 
interactive Internet web form and whether Federal agencies actually 
need this report. Few comments addressed the content of the proposed 
standard data elements. This final notice establishes the data elements 
found in the attachment to this notice, and also establishes iEdison as 
the future host site for the summary report of inventions subject to 
addressing agency budgeting and associated implementation issues. 
Information on the burden associated with information collections made 
using these data elements will be maintained by NIH at https://s-
edison.info.nih.gov/iEdison/omb.jsp. The OMB Approval Number is 0925-
0001.
    With the data elements defined, NIH can work with other federal 
agencies to begin the development of the Internet web form and will 
consider comments related to system design (e.g., electronic submission 
and search capabilities) as it finalizes the implementation solution. 
OMB will publish proposed policy guidance after the web form is 
completed. The policy guidance will address only a uniform means for 
submitting summary reports of inventions. It will not create any new 
reporting requirements. The following section presents a summary of the 
major comments grouped by subject and our responses to them. Changes to 
the standard data elements are discussed in the responses to the 
comments.

II. Comments and Responses

Summary Invention Reporting Requirement

    Comments: Several commenters questioned the need for an interim or 
final summary report of inventions. They noted that the summary report 
is duplicative of information contained in the standard Bayh-Dole 
invention reports that must be submitted to the federal agency within 
60 days of the inventor disclosing the invention to the grantee/
contractor. They recommended eliminating the summary report of 
inventions and allowing Federal program and contracting officers to 
have access to the more comprehensive invention reports.
    Response: Both the Bayh-Dole Act and the Government-wide patent 
regulations issued by the Department of Commerce recognize that some 
Federal agencies need an interim or final summary report for proper 
oversight of inventions conceived or first actually reduced to practice 
during the term of an award (35 U.S.C. 209(d)(2); 37 CFR 401.5(f)(1) 
and (3)). There are two reasons some Federal agencies need this report. 
First, unlike the standard Bayh-Dole invention report that is only 
submitted when an invention is created, a summary report reflects 
negative reporting. Unless the grantee/contractor lists all subject 
inventions or states that there were none as part of the summary 
report, the federal agency has no way of knowing if the grantee/
contractor failed to provide a Bayh-Dole invention report. Experience 
has shown that recipients are more actively aware of their invention 
reporting obligations if they are required to indicate if no inventions 
were made under the award.
    The second reason for the report is to ensure that two components 
of the grantee/contractor organization reconcile their records prior to 
closeout. Generally, Bayh-Dole reporting is undertaken by the 
organization's technology transfer component, and summary reporting is 
accomplished by the organization's Office of Sponsored Research or 
office of grant/contract administration. Submittal of a summary report 
requires that these two components reconcile their records prior to 
closeout, which ensures more accurate reporting.

Proposed Data Elements

    Comments: We received very few comments on the data elements. 
Specific suggestions were made to change the names of certain data 
elements. For example, it was suggested that the term, 
``Subcontractor'' be changed to the more generic term, ``Subawardee.'' 
It was also suggested that we include the Dun and Bradstreet Data 
Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as a means to identify the 
grantee, since the OMB proposed to establish the DUNS number as the 
universal identifier in government funding agreements. In addition, 
several people were confused as to whether the form could be used to 
report more than one invention.
    Response: We agree with the recommendations to use more generic 
names and to include the entity's DUNS number. We believe that the 
template attached to the proposed notice may have been misinterpreted, 
because it could not adequately represent how the form would work on 
the web. To address any confusion regarding the reporting of multiple 
inventions, we changed the Group ``Description'' fields to clarify that 
a single summary report can accommodate multiple inventions, multiple 
patents, patent applications, plant varieties and multiple inventors 
per invention, patent, patent application or plant varieties. In 
addition, this notice makes other changes to the proposed data elements 
as follows:
     The guidance has been expanded to include the reporting of 
plant varieties as required by 7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.; Plant Variety 
Protection Act Amendments of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 2401 note).
     The words ``patent application or plant variety'' have 
been added after the word ``patent,'' wherever it appears, to clarify 
that the awardee must report patents, patent applications and plant 
varieties.
     The Prime Awardee's DUNS number is added as a required 
element for organizations in accordance with the OMB grants management 
policy published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2003 (68 FR 38402-
38405).
     The Subawardee DUNS field and the Subawardee Number field 
are being added as required fields since the Federal Funding 
Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 requires OMB to collect 
subawardee data (Pub. L. 109-282 (Sept. 26, 2006) (codified at 31 
U.S.C. 6101 note)).
     Various ``Required?'' fields have been revised to clarify 
that the information is required for each invention, inventor, patent, 
patent application, and plant variety reported.
     The words ``Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) or'' have been 
added before ``Foreign Application Filed'' to clarify that this data 
element includes PCT applications as well as foreign patent and foreign 
plant variety applications (or equivalent foreign protection). The 
description for this field has been revised to read: ``Has a PCT, 
foreign patent or foreign plant variety application been filed?''
     The ``Foreign Countries Indicated'' description has been 
clarified to read: ``For PCT or foreign filings, have all countries 
been noted in the report?''
     The ``Election of Title'' and ``Confirmatory License'' 
fields were added as required elements to affirm the Reporting 
Institution's interest in the invention and the Government's interests 
in the reported invention are appropriately addressed consistent with 
the Bayh-Dole Act.
    Other minor clarifications, additions, and editorial changes were 
made. For example, the word ``contract'' was changed to ``award'' for 
consistency; the words ``Subcontractor'' and ``Subcontract'' were 
changed to ``Subawardee'' and ``Subaward,'' respectively; and the words 
``entire award period'' were changed to ``reporting period'' to clarify 
that the reporting period may include both interim and final reporting 
periods. Further, the following data fields have been added as Optional 
elements to allow for consistency for agencies that

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currently collect this data and those that do not: ``Signatory 
Telephone Number'' (Optional), ``Signatory Email Address'' (Optional), 
``Reporting Institution's Subawardee Name'' (Optional), ``Prime Awardee 
Organization Type Code'' (Optional), ``Prime Award Completion Date'' 
(Optional), ``Awarding Agency Prime Award Monitor First Name'' 
(Optional), ``Awarding Agency Prime Award Monitor Last Name'' 
(Optional). The ``Reporting Institution's Subawardee Address'' and 
``Reporting Institution's Subawardee(s) Funding Agreement Number'' 
fields are conditional so they are only required if the optional 
``Reporting Institution's Subawardee Name'' is reported.

Electronic Implementation of Summary Reporting of Inventions

    Comments: This aspect of the proposed policy received the greatest 
number and variety of comments. Many commenters expressed concern over 
the limited value of promoting an interactive Web interface hosted on 
the Interagency Edison site (http://www.iEdison.gov) as the only way to 
obtain and complete the proposed summary report. Specific problems with 
the proposed implementation include:
     The requirement that the summary report be signed by the 
organization's authorized official. The proposed notice required that 
the form be completed on-line, printed, signed and either faxed or sent 
via U.S. mail. It was suggested that there was adequate Federal 
precedence to use strong password authentication.
     The need to key information into an interactive Web form. 
Many grantee/contractor organizations have database systems and would 
prefer to submit the summary information as a datastream.
     The need to continue to maintain hard copies of the 
report.
     The compatibility of the data standard with other approved 
standards being implemented throughout the government.
    Response: NIH will consider these issues as the interactive Web 
form is developed with the other agencies. The system would include 
electronic authentication. While an interactive Web form will not allow 
for the submission of a datastream directly, the intent is to have the 
system automatically populate fields on the form if the data has been 
previously entered into iEdison. The data dictionary would be reviewed 
to ensure compatibility with other government standards. Comments will 
be sought from users on a test site as soon as the Web form is 
developed.

Applicability to Contracts

    Comment: The language in the ``Summary'' indicates that this effort 
is a result of the streamlining activities under Public Law 106-107, 
which relate to financial assistance administration. However, other 
parts of the notice and the data elements themselves indicate that they 
apply equally to contracts. We suggest that this notice clearly specify 
the intent with regard to contracts.
    Response: As the commenter noted, this action is the result of a 
financial assistance streamlining effort. When we publish a proposed 
notice of policy, it will specify that the policy applies only to 
financial assistance. However, since many agencies currently use the 
same summary invention reporting form for both financial assistance and 
procurement contracts, the workgroup followed this example and 
established data elements that are equally applicable to contractors so 
that agencies could use the report for contracts if they chose.

Danny Werfel,
Deputy Controller.

Attachment: Government-Wide Standard Data Elements for Summary 
Reporting of Inventions

Government-Wide Data Elements for Summary Reporting of Inventions

    These data elements are the government-wide standard set of 
elements for the summary reporting of all inventions, patent 
applications, patents and plant varieties that have been made, filed 
for, and/or granted using Federal funds during the term of a Federal 
funding agreement. The data elements include the identification of the 
agency source of funding, the reporting period, whether the report is 
an interim or final report and the name and title of the official 
authorized to submit the information. Any number of inventions can be 
reported, including the invention title, inventors' names, and 
invention docketing numbers and the date upon which the invention was 
formally reported to the funding agency consistent with Bayh-Dole 
regulations. A similar set of information is available for summary 
reporting of patent or plant variety protection applications that 
relate to each invention.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Group                   Description             Required?
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Document...................  The Document group       Required. Identify
                              represents data          one only.
                              elements relevant to
                              the entire Summary
                              Report of Inventions.
Invention..................  The Invention group      Required if
                              identifies the data      subject
                              elements relevant to     invention(s) are
                              one invention listed     reported. May
                              on this Summary Report   list more than
                              of Inventions. The       one.
                              report will
                              accommodate multiple
                              inventions.
Inventor...................  The Inventor group       Required if
                              identifies the data      subject
                              elements relevant to     invention(s) are
                              one inventor for one     reported. May
                              invention listed on      list more than
                              this Summary Report of   one.
                              Inventions. The report
                              will accommodate
                              multiple inventors per
                              invention. In the case
                              of a variety of plant,
                              please use the
                              ``breeder'' as the
                              ``inventor.''
Patent.....................  The Patent group         Optional. May list
                              identifies the data      more than one.
                              elements relevant to     Patent
                              one patent, patent       applications
                              application or plant     include new
                              variety, listed on       applications
                              this Summary Report of   (provisional &
                              Inventions. The report   non-provisional),
                              will accommodate         continuations,
                              multiple items.          continuations-in-
                                                       part, and
                                                       divisional.
Patent Inventor............  The Patent Inventor      At least one entry
                              group identifies the     required per
                              data elements relevant   Patent group. May
                              to one inventor for      list more than
                              one patent, patent       one.
                              application or plant
                              variety listed on this
                              Summary Report of
                              Inventions. In the
                              context of reporting a
                              plant variety, please
                              use the ``breeder'' as
                              the ``patent
                              inventor.'' The report
                              will accommodate
                              multiple inventors per
                              patent, patent
                              application or plant
                              variety.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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              Tag                   Length         Description         Required?                 Group
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Report Type Code..............               1  Code specifying    Required.          Document.
                                                 the type of        Identify one
                                                 report:            only.
                                                I = Interim......
                                                F = Final........

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Report Period Start Date......               8  Month, day and     Required.          Document.
                                                 year that the      Identify one
                                                 reporting period   only.
                                                 starts. Format
                                                 is MMDDYYYY.
Report Period End Date........               8  Month, day and     Required.          Document.
                                                 year that the      Identify one
                                                 reporting period   only.
                                                 ends. Format is
                                                 MMDDYYYY.
Subject Inventions Number.....               3  Number of subject  Required.          Document.
                                                 inventions         Identify one
                                                 conceived of or    only.
                                                 first actually
                                                 reduced to
                                                 practice or the
                                                 plant varieties
                                                 recognized to be
                                                 new, distinct,
                                                 uniform and
                                                 stable during
                                                 the reporting
                                                 period.) Valid
                                                 values are 0-999.
Subject Inventions Reported...               1  Were all the       Required.          Document.
                                                 subject            Identify one
                                                 inventions         only.
                                                 reported?
                                                Y = Yes..........
                                                N = No...........
Prime Awardee Name............             100  Name of the        Required.          Document.
                                                 organization       Identify one
                                                 that has been      only.
                                                 awarded the
                                                 federal funding
                                                 award (e.g.,
                                                 grant,
                                                 cooperative
                                                 agreement, or
                                                 contract).
Prime Awardee DUNS............              15  The DUNS number    Required.          Document.
                                                 of the             Identify one
                                                 organization       only. If the
                                                 that has been      Prime Awardee is
                                                 awarded the        an individual
                                                 federal funding    that does not
                                                 award.             have a DUNS
                                                                    number, enter
                                                                    000000000.
Prime Award Number............              30  Agency-specific    Required.          Document.
                                                 number assigned    Identify one
                                                 to the federal     only.
                                                 funding award.
Awarding Agency...............             100  Agency that        Required.          Document.
                                                 awarded the        Identify one
                                                 federal funding    only.
                                                 award.
Subawardee Name...............             100  The name of the    Optional.          Document.
                                                 organization       Identify one
                                                 submitting this    only.
                                                 Summary Report
                                                 of Inventions,
                                                 if different
                                                 from the Prime
                                                 Awardee Name.
Subawardee DUNS...............              15  The DUNS number    Required if        Document.
                                                 of the             Subawardee is
                                                 organization       submitting
                                                 submitting this    report. Identify
                                                 Summary Report     one only. If the
                                                 of Inventions,     Subawardee is an
                                                 if different       individual that
                                                 from the Prime     does not have a
                                                 Awardee Name.      DUNS number,
                                                                    enter 000000000.
Subaward Number...............              30  Number assigned    Optional.          Document.
                                                 to the subaward    Identify one
                                                 in the context     only.
                                                 of this federal
                                                 funding award.
Signatory Prefix..............              15  Prefix of the      Optional.          Document.
                                                 organizational     Identify one
                                                 official           only.
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Signatory First Name..........              30  First name of the  Required.          Document.
                                                 organizational     Identify one
                                                 official           only.
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Signatory Middle Initial......               1  Middle initial of  Optional.          Document.
                                                 the                Identify one
                                                 organizational     only.
                                                 official
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Signatory Last Name...........              30  Last name of the   Required.          Document.
                                                 organizational     Identify one
                                                 official           only.
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Signatory Suffix..............               5  Suffix of the      Optional.          Document.
                                                 organizational     Identify one
                                                 official           only.
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Signatory Title...............             240  Position title of  Required.          Document.
                                                 the                Identify one
                                                 organizational     only.
                                                 official
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Signatory Telephone Number....              15  Telephone number   Optional.          Document.
                                                 of the             Identify one
                                                 organizational     only.
                                                 official
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Signatory Email Address.......              30  Email address of   Optional.          Document.
                                                 the                Identify one
                                                 organizational     only.
                                                 official
                                                 authorized to
                                                 submit this
                                                 report.
Report Submission Date........               8  Month, day and     Required.          Document.
                                                 year that this     Identify one
                                                 report is          only.
                                                 submitted to the
                                                 Federal
                                                 government.
                                                 Format is
                                                 MMDDYYYY.
Reporting Institution's                    100  Name of            Optional. May      Document.
 Subawardee Name.                                Subawardee to      list more than
                                                 organization       one.
                                                 submitting this
                                                 Summary Report
                                                 of Inventions
                                                 (``Reporting
                                                 Institution'').
Reporting Institution's                    240  Address of         Required if        Document.
 Subawardee Address.                             Subawardee to      ``Reporting
                                                 organization       Institution's
                                                 submitting this    Subawardee
                                                 Summary Report     Name'' is
                                                 of Inventions.     reported. May
                                                                    list more than
                                                                    one.
Reporting Institution's                     50  Number assigned    Required if        Document.
 Subawardee(s) Funding                           to the federal     ``Reporting
 Agreement Number.                               funding            Institution's
                                                 agreement to       Subawardee
                                                 this Subawardee    Name'' is
                                                 by the Reporting   reported. May
                                                 Institution.       list more than
                                                                    one.

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Prime Awardee Organization                   1  Code specifying    Optional.........  Document.
 Type Code.                                      type of
                                                 organization:
                                                L = Large
                                                 Business..
                                                S = Small
                                                 Business..
                                                U = College/
                                                 University..
                                                N = Non-profit
                                                 organization..
                                                O = Other........
Prime Award Completion Date...               8  Month, day, and    Optional.........  Document.
                                                 year that the
                                                 award is
                                                 completed.
                                                 Format is
                                                 MMDDYYYY.
Awarding Agency Prime Award                 30  First name of the  Optional.........  Document.
 Monitor First Name.                             federal agency
                                                 official that
                                                 monitor's the
                                                 prime awardee's
                                                 performance
                                                 (e.g., project
                                                 manager, grant
                                                 monitor, or
                                                 Contracting
                                                 Officer's
                                                 Technical
                                                 Representative
                                                 (COTR)).
Awarding Agency Prime Award                 30  Last name of the   Optional.........  Document.
 Monitor Last Name.                              federal agency
                                                 official that
                                                 monitors the
                                                 prime awardee's
                                                 performance
                                                 (e.g., project
                                                 manager, grant
                                                 monitor, or
                                                 Contracting
                                                 Officer's
                                                 Technical
                                                 Representative
                                                 (COTR)).
Invention Title...............             300  Title of the       Required if        Invention.
                                                 subject            subject
                                                 invention.         invention(s) are
                                                                    reported.
                                                                    Identify one
                                                                    only per
                                                                    invention.
Invention Docket Number.......              25  Number by which    Optional.          Invention.
                                                 the awardee        Identify one
                                                 tracks the         only per
                                                 subject            invention.
                                                 invention.
Invention Report Date.........               8  Month, day and     Required if        Invention.
                                                 year that the      subject
                                                 subject            invention(s) are
                                                 invention is       reported.
                                                 reported to the    Identify one
                                                 Federal            only per
                                                 government.        invention.
                                                 Format is
                                                 MMDDYYYY.
Agency Invention Number.......              25  Number by which    Optional.          Invention.
                                                 the Awarding       Identify one
                                                 Agency tracks      only per
                                                 the subject        invention.
                                                 invention.
Invention Reported by Code....               1  Code specifying    Optional.          Invention.
                                                 who reported the   Identify one
                                                 subject            only per
                                                 invention:         invention.
                                                A = Awardee......
                                                S = Subawardee...
Election of Title.............               1  Did organization   Required.........  Invention.
                                                 elect title to
                                                 invention as of
                                                 the date of this
                                                 report?
                                                Y = Yes..........
                                                N = No...........
Confirmatory License..........               1  Did organization   Required.........  Invention.
                                                 provide funding
                                                 agency with
                                                 Government
                                                 confirmatory
                                                 license as of
                                                 the date of this
                                                 report?
                                                Y = Yes..........
                                                N = No...........
Inventor First Name...........              30  First name of the  Required if        Inventor.
                                                 inventor of the    subject
                                                 subject            invention(s) are
                                                 invention.         reported.
                                                                    Identify one
                                                                    only per
                                                                    inventor.
Inventor Middle Name..........              30  Middle name of     Optional.          Inventor.
                                                 the inventor of    Identify one
                                                 the subject        only per
                                                 invention.         inventor..
Inventor Last Name............              30  Last name of the   Required if        Inventor.
                                                 inventor of the    subject
                                                 subject            invention(s) are
                                                 invention.         reported.
                                                                    Identify one
                                                                    only per
                                                                    inventor.
Patent or Patent Application               300  Title of the       Required if the    Patent.
 Title.                                          subject patent,    field U.S.
                                                 patent             Application
                                                 application or     Filed is Y.
                                                 plant variety      Identify one
                                                 (use variety       only per patent,
                                                 name).             patent
                                                                    application, or
                                                                    PVP.
Patent ID Number..............              25  The patent         Required if        Patent.
                                                 number, patent     known. Identify
                                                 application        one only per
                                                 serial number or   patent, patent
                                                 plant variety      application, or
                                                 protection         PVP.
                                                 office number.
Patent Filing or Issue Date...               8  Month, day and     Required if the    Patent.
                                                 year that the      field U.S.
                                                 patent             Application
                                                 application was    Filed is Y.
                                                 filed, the         Identify one
                                                 patent was         only per patent,
                                                 issued, or plant   patent
                                                 variety            application, or
                                                 application was    PVP.
                                                 made. Format is
                                                 MMDDYYYY.
Patent Docket Number..........              25  Number by which    Optional.          Patent.
                                                 the awardee        Identify one
                                                 tracks the         only per patent,
                                                 subject patent,    patent
                                                 patent             application, or
                                                 application, or    PVP.
                                                 plant variety.
Patent Reported by Code.......               1  Code specifying    Optional.          Patent.
                                                 who reported the   Identify one
                                                 subject patent,    only per patent,
                                                 patent             patent
                                                 application, or    application, or
                                                 plant variety:     PVP.
                                                A = Awardee......
                                                S = Subawardee...
U.S. Application Filed........               1  Has a U.S. patent  Required.          Patent.
                                                 or U.S. plant      Identify one
                                                 variety            only per patent,
                                                 protection         patent
                                                 application been   application, or
                                                 filed?             PVP.
                                                Y = Yes..........
                                                N = No...........
Patent Cooperation Treaty                    1  Has a PCT,         Required.          Patent.
 (PCT) or Foreign Application                    foreign patent     Identify one
 Filed.                                          or foreign plant   only per patent,
                                                 variety            patent
                                                 application been   application, or
                                                 filed?             PVP.
                                                Y = Yes..........
                                                N = No...........

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Foreign Countries Indicated...               1  For PCT or         Required if the    Patent.
                                                 foreign filings,   field PCT or
                                                 have all           Foreign
                                                 countries been     Application
                                                 noted in the       Filed is Y.
                                                 report?            Identify one
                                                Y = Yes..........   only per patent
                                                N = No...........   or patent
                                                                    application.
Patent Inventor First Name....              30  First name of the  Required if field  Patent Inventor.
                                                 inventor of the    U.S. Application
                                                 subject patent,    Filed is Y.
                                                 patent             Identify one
                                                 application or     only per patent
                                                 plant variety.     inventor.
Patent Inventor Middle Name...              30  Middle initial of  Optional.          Patent Inventor.
                                                 the inventor of    Identify one
                                                 the subject        only per patent
                                                 patent, patent     inventor.
                                                 application or
                                                 plant variety.
Patent Inventor Last Name.....              30  Last name of the   Required if field  Patent Inventor.
                                                 inventor of the    U.S. Application
                                                 subject patent,    Filed is Y.
                                                 patent             Identify one
                                                 application or     only per patent
                                                 plant variety.     inventor.
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