United States Patent and Trademark Office Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2010-2015, 39493-39494 [2010-16597]

Download as PDF 39493 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 131 Friday, July 9, 2010 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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[FR Doc. 2010–16772 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2010–0058] United States Patent and Trademark Office Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2010– 2015 AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice: Request for comments. SUMMARY: This notice announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) draft strategic plan for fiscal years (FY) 2010–2015 is available for public review and comment. The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) requires Federal agencies to establish a strategic plan covering not less than five years, and to solicit the views and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or interested in the plan. This plan which identifies the strategic goals and priorities of the administration and leadership of the agency is a revision of the FY 2007–2012 strategic plan. The USPTO’s current plan, the FY 2007–2012 strategic plan, may be viewed on the USPTO Web site at http://www.uspto.gov as can the agency’s draft plan for FY 2010–2015. E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 39494 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices DATES: Written comments are requested by close of business on July 26, 2010. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet addressed to strategicplan@uspto.gov. Comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: The USPTO Strategic Plan Coordinator, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, marked to the attention of Candice Goodman. Although comments may be submitted by mail, submission via e-mail to the above address is preferable. The written comments will be available for public inspection at the Office of Corporate Planning, Madison East, Room 7A15, Alexandria, VA 22314, and will be available via the USPTO Internet Web site (address: http://www.uspto.gov). Because comments will be made available for public inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as an address or phone number, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candice Goodman, United States Patent and Trademark Office, by telephone at 571–272–6452. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GPRA requires Federal agencies to establish a strategic plan covering not less than a five-year period, and to solicit the views and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or interested in the plan. This notice is to alert USPTO’s stakeholders and the public as to how they can provide input on the USPTO’s draft strategic plan. The draft strategic plan for FY 2010– 2015 is available on the USPTO’s Web site at http://www.uspto.gov. The draft plan includes the USPTO’s mission statement, vision statement and a description of the strategic goals, objectives and significant actions that the USPTO plans to take in order to accomplish its mission and achieve its vision. Full details on how the USPTO plans to implement the strategic plan, including funding and performance metrics, will be included in the USPTO’s FY 2012 President’s Budget. The USPTO would like to receive input from a wide range of organizations (both national and international), public bodies, and other stakeholders. We especially encourage the views and suggestions of individuals and entities holding or dealing with intellectual property, and USPTO employees. The USPTO anticipates posting the final strategic plan for FY 2010–2015 on our Web site by the end of FY 2010. Date: July 1, 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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Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department’s Policy Bulletin 98.3—Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998). Initiation of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(c), we are initiating the Sunset Review of the following antidumping duty orders: DOC Case No. ITC Case No. Country Product Department contact A–588–046 ....... A–570–504 ....... A–401–8081 ...... AA1921–129 ..... 731–TA–282 ..... 731–TA–1087 ... Japan ................ PRC .................. Sweden ............ Polychloroprene Rubber (3rd Review) ................. Petroleum Wax Candles (3rd Review) ................. Carboxymethylcellulose ........................................ Dana Mermelstein (202) 482–1391 Jennifer Moats (202) 492–5047 Dana Mermelstein (202) 482–1391 1 In the sunset initiation notice that published on June 2, 2010 (75 FR 30777), the case number listed for Carboxymethylcellulose from Sweden was incorrect. The case number listed above is the correct number for that case. This notice serves only to correct the case number. The initiation remains in effect as of June 2, 2010. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Filing Information As a courtesy, we are making information related to Sunset proceedings, including copies of the pertinent statute and Department’s regulations, the Department schedule for Sunset Reviews, a listing of past revocations and continuations, and current service lists, available to the public on the Department’s Internet Web site at the following address: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/sunset/. All VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 submissions in these Sunset Reviews must be filed in accordance with the Department’s regulations regarding format, translation, service, and certification of documents. These rules can be found at 19 CFR 351.303. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103 (d), the Department will maintain and make available a service list for these proceedings. To facilitate the timely preparation of the service list(s), it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact the Department in writing within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we urge interested parties to apply for access to proprietary information under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) immediately following publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 131 (Friday, July 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39493-39494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16597]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2010-0058]


United States Patent and Trademark Office Draft Strategic Plan 
for FY 2010-2015

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office (USPTO) draft strategic plan for fiscal years (FY) 
2010-2015 is available for public review and comment. The Government 
Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) requires Federal agencies to 
establish a strategic plan covering not less than five years, and to 
solicit the views and suggestions of those entities potentially 
affected by or interested in the plan. This plan which identifies the 
strategic goals and priorities of the administration and leadership of 
the agency is a revision of the FY 2007-2012 strategic plan.
    The USPTO's current plan, the FY 2007-2012 strategic plan, may be 
viewed on the USPTO Web site at http://www.uspto.gov as can the 
agency's draft plan for FY 2010-2015.

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DATES: Written comments are requested by close of business on July 26, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent by electronic mail message 
over the Internet addressed to strategicplan@uspto.gov. Comments may 
also be submitted by mail addressed to: The USPTO Strategic Plan 
Coordinator, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, marked to the 
attention of Candice Goodman. Although comments may be submitted by 
mail, submission via e-mail to the above address is preferable.
    The written comments will be available for public inspection at the 
Office of Corporate Planning, Madison East, Room 7A15, Alexandria, VA 
22314, and will be available via the USPTO Internet Web site (address: 
http://www.uspto.gov). Because comments will be made available for 
public inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, 
such as an address or phone number, should not be included.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candice Goodman, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office, by telephone at 571-272-6452.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GPRA requires Federal agencies to establish 
a strategic plan covering not less than a five-year period, and to 
solicit the views and suggestions of those entities potentially 
affected by or interested in the plan. This notice is to alert USPTO's 
stakeholders and the public as to how they can provide input on the 
USPTO's draft strategic plan.
    The draft strategic plan for FY 2010-2015 is available on the 
USPTO's Web site at http://www.uspto.gov. The draft plan includes the 
USPTO's mission statement, vision statement and a description of the 
strategic goals, objectives and significant actions that the USPTO 
plans to take in order to accomplish its mission and achieve its 
vision. Full details on how the USPTO plans to implement the strategic 
plan, including funding and performance metrics, will be included in 
the USPTO's FY 2012 President's Budget.
    The USPTO would like to receive input from a wide range of 
organizations (both national and international), public bodies, and 
other stakeholders. We especially encourage the views and suggestions 
of individuals and entities holding or dealing with intellectual 
property, and USPTO employees.
    The USPTO anticipates posting the final strategic plan for FY 2010-
2015 on our Web site by the end of FY 2010.

    Date: July 1, 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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