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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / 
Notices

[[Page 37749]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to 
request an extension of a currently approved information collection, 
Form AD-761, USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention 
that expires October 29, 2010.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 3, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to June Blalock, USDA, ARS, Office of 
Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4-1174, Beltsville, 
Maryland 20705-5131; Telephone Number 301-504-5989.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: June Blalock, USDA, ARS, Office of 
Technology Transfer, 301-504-5989.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention.
    OMB Number: 0518-0003.
    Expiration Date of Approval: October 29, 2010.
    Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The USDA patent licensing program grants patent licenses 
to qualified businesses and individuals who wish to commercialize 
inventions arising from federally supported research. The objective of 
the program is to use the patent system to promote the utilization of 
inventions arising from such research. The licensing of federally owned 
inventions must be done in accordance with the terms, conditions and 
procedures prescribed under 37 CFR part 404. Application for a license 
must be addressed to the Federal agency having custody of the 
invention. Licenses may be granted only if the license applicant has 
supplied the Federal agency with a satisfactory plan for the 
development and marketing of the invention and with information about 
the applicant's capability to fulfill the plan. 37 CFR 404.8 sets forth 
the information which must be provided by a license applicant. For the 
convenience of the applicant, USDA has itemized the information needed 
on Form AD-761, and instructions for completing the form are provided 
to the applicant. The information submitted is used to determine 
whether the applicant has both a complete and sufficient plan for 
developing and marketing the invention and the necessary manufacturing, 
marketing, technical and financial resources to carry out the submitted 
plan.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 3 hours per response.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for profit 
individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 75.
    Frequency of Responses: One time per invention.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours.
    This data will be collected under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A).
    Copies of this information collection and related instructions can 
be obtained without charge from June Blalock, USDA, ARS, Office of 
Technology Transfer by calling 301-504-5989.
    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 will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who 
are to respond, such as through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    Comments may be sent to USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 
5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131. 
All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

Richard J. Brenner,
Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-15815 Filed 6-29-10; 8:45 am]
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