Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Commerce Patent Regulations, 43082 [2012-17859]

Download as PDF 43082 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 141 / Monday, July 23, 2012 / Notices produced, or manufactured outside the United States. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,083. Responses per Respondent: 5. Annual Responses: 5,415. Hours per Response: .117. Total Burden Hours: 634. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0130, Buy American Act—Free Trade Agreements—Israeli Trade Act Certificate, in all correspondence. Dated: July 10, 2012. Laura Auletta, Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–17862 Filed 7–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 35: OMB Control No. 9000–0095] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Commerce Patent Regulations Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding the extension of a previously existing OMB clearance. AGENCIES: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Department of Commerce patent regulations. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Jul 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. Attn: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 501–0650 or email Edward.loeb@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR Subpart 27.3, Patents Rights under Government Contracts, implements the Department of Commerce regulation (37 CFR 401) based on chapter 18 of title 35 U.S.C., Presidential Memorandum on Government Patent Policy to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies dated February 18, 1983, and Executive Order 12591, Facilitating Access to Science and Technology dated April 10, 1987. Under the subpart, a contracting officer may insert clauses 52.227–11, Patent Rights-Ownership by the Contractor, or 52.227–13, Patent RightsOwnership by the Government, in PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 solicitations and contracts pertaining to inventions made in the performance of experimental, developmental, or research work. In accordance with the clauses, a Government contractor must report all subject inventions to the contracting officer, submit a disclosure of the invention, and identify any publication, or sale, or public use of the invention (52.227–11(c), 52.227–13(e)(1)). The contracting officer may modify 52.227–11(e) or otherwise supplement the clause to require contractors to submit periodic or interim and final reports listing subject inventions (27.303(b)(2)(i) and (ii)). In order to ensure that subject inventions are reported, the contractor is required to establish and maintain effective procedures for identifying and disclosing subject inventions (52.227– 11, Alternate IV; 52.227–13(e)(1)). In addition, the contractor must require his employees, by written agreements, to disclose subject inventions (52.227– 11(e)(2); 52.227–13(e)(4)). The contractor also has an obligation to utilize the subject invention, and agree to report, upon request, the utilization or efforts to utilize the subject invention (27.302(e); 52.227–11(f)). B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,200. Responses per Respondent: 9.75. Total Responses: 11,700. Hours per Response: 3.9. Total Burden Hours: 45,630. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration (GSA), Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, in all correspondence. Dated: July 10, 2012. Laura Auletta, Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–17859 Filed 7–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 35: OMB Control No. 9000-0095]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Commerce 
Patent Regulations

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding the extension of a 
previously existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 
Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a 
previously approved information collection requirement concerning 
Department of Commerce patent regulations.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary; whether it will have practical 
utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection 
of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and 
methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 
through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB 
control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds 
with ``Information Collection 9000-0095, Commerce Patent Regulations''. 
Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information 
Collection 9000-0095, Commerce Patent Regulations'' on your attached 
document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. Attn: 
Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0095, Commerce Patent Regulations.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, in all 
correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal and/or business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, 
Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 501-0650 or 
email Edward.loeb@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    FAR Subpart 27.3, Patents Rights under Government Contracts, 
implements the Department of Commerce regulation (37 CFR 401) based on 
chapter 18 of title 35 U.S.C., Presidential Memorandum on Government 
Patent Policy to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies dated 
February 18, 1983, and Executive Order 12591, Facilitating Access to 
Science and Technology dated April 10, 1987. Under the subpart, a 
contracting officer may insert clauses 52.227-11, Patent Rights-
Ownership by the Contractor, or 52.227-13, Patent Rights-Ownership by 
the Government, in solicitations and contracts pertaining to inventions 
made in the performance of experimental, developmental, or research 
work.
    In accordance with the clauses, a Government contractor must report 
all subject inventions to the contracting officer, submit a disclosure 
of the invention, and identify any publication, or sale, or public use 
of the invention (52.227-11(c), 52.227-13(e)(1)).
    The contracting officer may modify 52.227-11(e) or otherwise 
supplement the clause to require contractors to submit periodic or 
interim and final reports listing subject inventions (27.303(b)(2)(i) 
and (ii)). In order to ensure that subject inventions are reported, the 
contractor is required to establish and maintain effective procedures 
for identifying and disclosing subject inventions (52.227-11, Alternate 
IV; 52.227-13(e)(1)). In addition, the contractor must require his 
employees, by written agreements, to disclose subject inventions 
(52.227-11(e)(2); 52.227-13(e)(4)). The contractor also has an 
obligation to utilize the subject invention, and agree to report, upon 
request, the utilization or efforts to utilize the subject invention 
(27.302(e); 52.227-11(f)).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 1,200.
    Responses per Respondent: 9.75.
    Total Responses: 11,700.
    Hours per Response: 3.9.
    Total Burden Hours: 45,630.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration (GSA), Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street 
NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: July 10, 2012.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
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