Notice of Enforcement Policy Symposium on Combating Counterfeiting in the 21st Century, 36062-36063 [2010-15307]

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[FR Doc. 2010–15095 Filed 6–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–M PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2010–0053] Notice of Enforcement Policy Symposium on Combating Counterfeiting in the 21st Century AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public symposium. SUMMARY: To focus on the United States Government enforcement policy regarding counterfeit goods involving health and safety concerns and the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) efforts at home and abroad combating counterfeiting, the USPTO and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) are co-hosting an enforcement policy symposium on combating counterfeiting in the 21st century. A three panel program is planned for the symposium addressing counterfeiting through regulatory procedures, criminal procedures, and training/public awareness. There are a limited number of seats allocated for members of the public who wish to attend and observe the symposium. Requests to attend the symposium are required and must be submitted by electronic mail through the Internet to: elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov. Requests to attend the symposium should indicate the following information: (1) The name of the person desiring to attend; (2) the person’s contact information (telephone number and electronic mail address); and (3) the organization(s) the person represents, if any. Dates and Times: The symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline for receipt of requests to observe the symposium is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held at the USPTO, Madison Auditorium, Concourse Level, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Shaw, Office of External Affairs, by phone 571–272–8494, by facsimile to 571–273–0121, by e-mail at elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop OIPPE, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450, ATTN: Elizabeth Shaw. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Enforcement Policy Symposium on Combating Counterfeiting in the 21st E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 121 / Thursday, June 24, 2010 / Notices Century will consist of three panel discussions focused on the challenges and opportunities presented, changes in the intellectual property enforcement landscape, and interagency cooperation. A panel on regulatory authority will address enforcement policy involving counterfeiting and the regulatory response. A second panel on criminal procedure will involve a discussion of enforcement policy involving the investigation and prosecution of counterfeit goods involving health and safety concerns. A third panel on the United States Government’s domestic and international training efforts relating to counterfeiting and public awareness is the final panel. Government agencies that provide enforcement training and public awareness programs will be featured. Should there be time during the symposium, questions from members of the public in attendance may be addressed. The USPTO plans to make the symposium available via Web cast. Web cast information will be available on the USPTO’s Internet Web site, http:// www.uspto.gov, before the symposium. Dated: June 18, 2010. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 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The Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan allows small entity applicants having multiple applications currently pending before the USPTO to have greater control over the priority VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jun 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 with which their applications are examined while also stimulating a reduction of the backlog of unexamined patent applications pending before the USPTO. The USPTO is expanding the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan to permit all applicants to participate by eliminating the small entity status requirement and adding a few new requirements in view of the expansion. The program is also being extended until December 31, 2010, or the date that 10,000 applications have been accorded special status for examination under the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, whichever occurs earlier. These changes allow more applicants to take advantage of the program. 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Off. 304 (Dec. 22, 2009) (hereinafter ‘‘Backlog Reduction Notice’’). The Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan allows small entity applicants having multiple applications currently pending before the USPTO to have greater control over the priority with which their applications are examined while also stimulating a reduction of the backlog of unexamined patent applications pending before the USPTO. The USPTO indicated that the program would last for a period ending on February 28, 2010, but may be extended for an additional time period thereafter. See Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, 74 FR at 62287, 1349 Off. Gaz. Pat. Off. at 306. The USPTO extended the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan until June 30, 2010. See PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36063 Extension of the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, 75 FR 5041 (Feb. 1, 2010), 1351 Off. Gaz. Pat. Off. 202 (Feb. 23, 2010). 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 121 (Thursday, June 24, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2010-0053]


Notice of Enforcement Policy Symposium on Combating 
Counterfeiting in the 21st Century

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public symposium.

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SUMMARY: To focus on the United States Government enforcement policy 
regarding counterfeit goods involving health and safety concerns and 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) efforts at home 
and abroad combating counterfeiting, the USPTO and the National 
Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) are co-
hosting an enforcement policy symposium on combating counterfeiting in 
the 21st century. A three panel program is planned for the symposium 
addressing counterfeiting through regulatory procedures, criminal 
procedures, and training/public awareness. There are a limited number 
of seats allocated for members of the public who wish to attend and 
observe the symposium. Requests to attend the symposium are required 
and must be submitted by electronic mail through the Internet to: 
elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov. Requests to attend the symposium should 
indicate the following information: (1) The name of the person desiring 
to attend; (2) the person's contact information (telephone number and 
electronic mail address); and (3) the organization(s) the person 
represents, if any.
    Dates and Times: The symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 
2010, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline for receipt of requests to 
observe the symposium is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held at the USPTO, Madison Auditorium, 
Concourse Level, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Shaw, Office of External 
Affairs, by phone 571-272-8494, by facsimile to 571-273-0121, by e-mail 
at elizabeth.shaw2@uspto.gov or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop OIPPE, 
United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22313-1450, ATTN: Elizabeth Shaw.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Enforcement Policy Symposium on 
Combating Counterfeiting in the 21st

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Century will consist of three panel discussions focused on the 
challenges and opportunities presented, changes in the intellectual 
property enforcement landscape, and interagency cooperation. A panel on 
regulatory authority will address enforcement policy involving 
counterfeiting and the regulatory response. A second panel on criminal 
procedure will involve a discussion of enforcement policy involving the 
investigation and prosecution of counterfeit goods involving health and 
safety concerns. A third panel on the United States Government's 
domestic and international training efforts relating to counterfeiting 
and public awareness is the final panel. Government agencies that 
provide enforcement training and public awareness programs will be 
featured.
    Should there be time during the symposium, questions from members 
of the public in attendance may be addressed.
    The USPTO plans to make the symposium available via Web cast. Web 
cast information will be available on the USPTO's Internet Web site, 
http://www.uspto.gov, before the symposium.

    Dated: June 18, 2010.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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