Missing Parts Practice, 53631-53632 [2010-21767]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 169 / Wednesday, September 1, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Missing Parts Practice ACTION: Proposed collection; comment Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone 571–272–7728; or by email at raul.tamayo@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: request. I. Abstract The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 1, 2010. In response to a number of requests to reduce the costs due one year after filing a provisional application, the USPTO published a Federal Register notice titled ‘‘Request for Comments on Proposed Change to Missing Parts Practice’’ proposing a change that would provide applicants with an extended time period to reply to a Notice to File Missing Parts requiring certain fees in a nonprovisional application if certain conditions were met. Based on public feedback, the USPTO is implementing an extended missing parts pilot program which will permit applicants to request a 12-month time period to reply to a Notice to File Missing Parts of Nonprovisional Application to pay certain fees. The pilot program would be scheduled to run for one year. The extended missing parts pilot program is expected to benefit applicants by permitting additional time to determine if patent protection should be sought at a relatively low cost and by permitting applicants to focus efforts on commercialization during this period. The extended missing parts pilot program is also expected to benefit the USPTO and the public by adding publications to the body of prior art, and by removing from the USPTO’s workload those nonprovisional applications for which the applicants SUMMARY: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–00xx Missing Parts Practice comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Fawcett. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of Raul Tamayo, Legal Advisor, Office of ADDRESSES: 53631 will later decide not to pursue examination. There is one form associated with this collection of information. The USPTO has created PTO/SB/421, Request for Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program, for applicants to request participation in the program. II. Method of Collection By mail or electronically through EFS–Web using Form PTO/SB/421 to request participation in the extended missing parts pilot program. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–00xx. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/421. Type of Review: New information collection. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the information, prepare the form, and submit it to the USPTO, depending upon the complexity of the situation. The USPTO expects that it will take the same amount of time to complete and submit the form, whether it is mailed or submitted electronically. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,500 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $812,500. Using the professional hourly rate of $325 for attorneys in private firms, the USPTO estimates $812,500 per year for salary costs associated with respondents. Estimated time for response Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Request for Extended Missing Parts Program ................................................................... Request for Extended Missing Parts Program (EFS–Web) ............................................... 15 minutes ...... 15 minutes ...... 700 9,300 175 2,325 Totals ........................................................................................................................... hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Item ......................... 10,000 2,500 Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. The request does not have filing or other fees associated with it. There are postage and recordkeeping costs associated with this form; however, these costs are covered under OMB Control Number 0651–0032 Initial Patent Applications. Since the requests for participation in the extended missing parts pilot program must be filed with the nonprovisional applications, which are covered under 0651–0032, the USPTO has concluded VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Aug 31, 2010 Jkt 220001 that the postage costs and filing fees for these requests are part of the cost calculations for 0651–0032 and do not need to be calculated separately for this collection. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 53632 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 169 / Wednesday, September 1, 2010 / Notices they will also become a matter of public record. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–21767 Filed 8–31–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–844, A–570–952] Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (narrow woven ribbons) from Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). On August 25, 2010, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of threat of material injury to a U.S. industry. DATES: Effective Date: September 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly Phelps (Taiwan), AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, or Karine Gziryan (PRC), AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0656 and (202) 482–4081, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: hsrobinson on DSK69SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On July 19, 2010, the Department published its affirmative final determinations of sales at less-than-fairvalue in the antidumping duty investigations of narrow woven ribbons from Taiwan and the PRC. See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from Taiwan, 75 FR 41804 (July 19, 2010) (Taiwan Final Determination); Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 75 FR 41808 (July 19, 2010) (PRC Final Determination). On August 25, 2010, the ITC notified the Department of its final VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Aug 31, 2010 Jkt 220001 including but not limited to gift bags, gift boxes and/or other types of ribbon. Narrow woven ribbons subject to the orders include all narrow woven fabrics, tapes, and labels that fall within this written description of the scope of these antidumping duty orders. Excluded from the scope of the orders are the following: Scope of the Orders (1) Formed bows composed of narrow The scope of the orders covers narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge; woven ribbons with woven selvedge, in (2) ‘‘Pull-bows’’ (i.e., an assemblage of any length, but with a width (measured ribbons connected to one another, at the narrowest span of the ribbon) less folded flat and equipped with a means than or equal to 12 centimeters, to form such ribbons into the shape of composed of, in whole or in part, mana bow by pulling on a length of material made fibers (whether artificial or affixed to such assemblage) composed of synthetic, including but not limited to narrow woven ribbons; nylon, polyester, rayon, polypropylene, (3) Narrow woven ribbons comprised and polyethylene teraphthalate), metal at least 20 percent by weight of threads and/or metalized yarns, or any elastomeric yarn (i.e., filament yarn, combination thereof. Narrow woven including monofilament, of synthetic ribbons subject to the orders may: textile material, other than textured • Also include natural or other nonyarn, which does not break on being man-made fibers; extended to three times its original • Be of any color, style, pattern, or length and which returns, after being weave construction, including but not extended to twice its original length, limited to single-faced satin, doublewithin a period of five minutes, to a faced satin, grosgrain, sheer, taffeta, length not greater than one and a half twill, jacquard, or a combination of two times its original length as defined in or more colors, styles, patterns, and/or the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the weave constructions; United States (HTSUS), Section XI, Note • Have been subjected to, or 13) or rubber thread; composed of materials that have been (4) Narrow woven ribbons of a kind subjected to, various treatments, used for the manufacture of typewriter including but not limited to dyeing, or printer ribbons; printing, foil stamping, embossing, (5) Narrow woven labels and apparel flocking, coating, and/or sizing; tapes, cut-to-length or cut-to-shape, • Have embellishments, including but having a length (when measured across ´ not limited to applique, fringes, the longest edge-to-edge span) not embroidery, buttons, glitter, sequins, exceeding eight centimeters; laminates, and/or adhesive backing; (6) Narrow woven ribbons with • Have wire and/or monofilament in, woven selvedge attached to and forming on, or along the longitudinal edges of the handle of a gift bag; the ribbon; (7) Cut-edge narrow woven ribbons • Have ends of any shape or formed by cutting broad woven fabric dimension, including but not limited to into strips of ribbon, with or without straight ends that are perpendicular to treatments to prevent the longitudinal the longitudinal edges of the ribbon, edges of the ribbon from fraying (such tapered ends, flared ends or shaped as by merrowing, lamination, sonoends, and the ends of such woven bonding, fusing, gumming or waxing), ribbons may or may not be hemmed; and with or without wire running • Have longitudinal edges that are lengthwise along the longitudinal edges straight or of any shape, and the of the ribbon; longitudinal edges of such woven (8) Narrow woven ribbons comprised ribbon may or may not be parallel to at least 85 percent by weight of threads each other; having a denier of 225 or higher; • Consist of such ribbons affixed to (9) Narrow woven ribbons constructed like ribbon and/or cut-edge woven from pile fabrics (i.e., fabrics with a ribbon, a configuration also known as an surface effect formed by tufts or loops of ‘‘ornamental trimming;’’ yarn that stand up from the body of the • Be wound on spools; attached to a fabric); card; hanked (i.e., coiled or bundled); (10) Narrow woven ribbon affixed packaged in boxes, trays or bags; or (including by tying) as a decorative configured as skeins, balls, bateaus or detail to non-subject merchandise, such folds; and/or as a gift bag, gift box, gift tin, greeting • Be included within a kit or set such card or plush toy, or affixed (including by tying) as a decorative detail to as when packaged with other products, determination pursuant to section 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of less-thanfair-value imports of narrow woven ribbons from Taiwan and the PRC. See section 735(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 169 (Wednesday, September 1, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53631-53632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21767]



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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Missing Parts Practice

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 1, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
00xx Missing Parts Practice comment'' in the subject line of the 
message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan 
Fawcett.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 
1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of Raul Tamayo, Legal Advisor, 
Office of Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO), P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone 571-
272-7728; or by e-mail at raul.tamayo@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    In response to a number of requests to reduce the costs due one 
year after filing a provisional application, the USPTO published a 
Federal Register notice titled ``Request for Comments on Proposed 
Change to Missing Parts Practice'' proposing a change that would 
provide applicants with an extended time period to reply to a Notice to 
File Missing Parts requiring certain fees in a nonprovisional 
application if certain conditions were met. Based on public feedback, 
the USPTO is implementing an extended missing parts pilot program which 
will permit applicants to request a 12-month time period to reply to a 
Notice to File Missing Parts of Nonprovisional Application to pay 
certain fees. The pilot program would be scheduled to run for one year.
    The extended missing parts pilot program is expected to benefit 
applicants by permitting additional time to determine if patent 
protection should be sought at a relatively low cost and by permitting 
applicants to focus efforts on commercialization during this period. 
The extended missing parts pilot program is also expected to benefit 
the USPTO and the public by adding publications to the body of prior 
art, and by removing from the USPTO's workload those nonprovisional 
applications for which the applicants will later decide not to pursue 
examination.
    There is one form associated with this collection of information. 
The USPTO has created PTO/SB/421, Request for Extended Missing Parts 
Pilot Program, for applicants to request participation in the program.

II. Method of Collection

    By mail or electronically through EFS-Web using Form PTO/SB/421 to 
request participation in the extended missing parts pilot program.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-00xx.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/421.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the information, prepare the form, 
and submit it to the USPTO, depending upon the complexity of the 
situation. The USPTO expects that it will take the same amount of time 
to complete and submit the form, whether it is mailed or submitted 
electronically.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,500 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $812,500. Using the 
professional hourly rate of $325 for attorneys in private firms, the 
USPTO estimates $812,500 per year for salary costs associated with 
respondents.

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                                                                              Estimated annual  Estimated annual
                   Item                        Estimated time for response        responses       burden hours
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Request for Extended Missing Parts Program  15 minutes......................               700               175
Request for Extended Missing Parts Program  15 minutes......................             9,300             2,325
 (EFS-Web).
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    Totals................................  ................................            10,000             2,500
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There 
are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated with this 
information collection. The request does not have filing or other fees 
associated with it. There are postage and recordkeeping costs 
associated with this form; however, these costs are covered under OMB 
Control Number 0651-0032 Initial Patent Applications. Since the 
requests for participation in the extended missing parts pilot program 
must be filed with the nonprovisional applications, which are covered 
under 0651-0032, the USPTO has concluded that the postage costs and 
filing fees for these requests are part of the cost calculations for 
0651-0032 and do not need to be calculated separately for this 
collection.

IV. Request for Comments

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

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they will also become a matter of public record.

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-21767 Filed 8-31-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-16-P