Extension of the Application Deadline for Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program, 49782-49783 [2012-20242]

Download as PDF 49782 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2012 / Notices The meeting will be webcast to allow the public to watch and hear presentations. Comments will not be accepted via webcast or teleconference. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 14, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–20216 Filed 8–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. 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Some GPS navigation units may provide faulty directions for these locations so call ahead with the number provided if unfamiliar with a hearing location. All hearings will be digitally recorded and saved as transcripts of the hearing. Special Accommodations These hearings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the hearing date. Dated: August 14, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–20215 Filed 8–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–C–2011–0041] Extension of the Application Deadline for Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In February 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program, which recognizes patent holders who use their technology for humanitarian purposes. In response to stakeholder feedback, the USPTO is extending the deadline for applications to the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program by two months until October 31, 2012, to allow potential applicants more time to complete their applications. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: August 17, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Policy and External Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–9300; or by mail addressed to: Patents for Humanity Program, Office of Policy and External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; or by email to patentsforhumanity@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In February, the USPTO initiated a pilot program which recognizes patent holders who use their technology for humanitarian purposes, called the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program (‘‘the Pilot’’, also known as Patents for Humanity). See Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program, 77 FR 6544 (Feb. 8, 2012). The original deadline for applications to the Pilot was August 31, 2012, with selection and awards to follow. While conducting outreach to our user community we have received much feedback on the Pilot, including a number of requests to extend the deadline for filing applications past August 31. Among the reasons given, applicants have said that they are engaged in qualifying work which will not be complete before the deadline; or they do not have enough time to complete an application before the deadline. In response to these requests, the USPTO is extending the application deadline for the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program until October 31, 2012. After the application deadline, selections will be made as described in E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2012 / Notices COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Procurement List; Additions End of Certification Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. Accordingly, the following products and services are added to the Procurement List: the February notice, with the goal of completing the recommendation process within 90 days. Awards will be made thereafter. The other terms of the program remain unchanged. Dated: August 13, 2012. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2012–20242 Filed 8–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P AGENCY: This action adds products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective 9/17/2012. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additions On 6/15/2012 (77 FR 35942–35944) and 6/22/2012 (77 FR 37659–37660), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Aug 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 Products NSN: 7510–01–156–7936—Presentation Folder, Dark Blue with Debossed Gold Seal, Soft Cover NSN: 7510–01–GG0–1102—Award Folder, Public Service with White Debossed Gold Seal, Hard Cover NSN: 7510–01–094–1485—Award Folder, Commandant Medal, Dark Blue with Debossed Gold Seal, Padded Cover NSN: 7510–01–097–6004—Award Folder, Commandant Letter, Dark Blue with Debossed Gold Seal, Hard Cover NPA: Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Dallas, TX Contracting Activity: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, SFLC Procurement Branch 3, Baltimore, MD Coverage: C-List for 100% of the requirement of the U.S. Coast Guard, as aggregated by the U.S. Coast Guard, Baltimore, MD. Services Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, U.S. Military Academy (USMA), Warrior Transition Unit, Building #624, West Point, NY NPA: Occupations, Inc., Middletown, NY Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W6QM MICC–West Point, West Point, NY Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), 6302 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL NPA: Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc., Miami, FL Contracting Activity: Dept of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Minneapolis, MN Service Type/Location: Administrative Services, Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—Atlanta Field Office, 40 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA NPA: Nobis Enterprises, Inc., Marietta, GA Contracting Activity: Dept of Housing and PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 49783 Urban Development, Chicago Regional Office, RCO, Chicago, IL Service Type/Locations: Warehouse & Supply Support Services, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Building 1558, 2425 Stalwart Drive, Norfolk, VA Norfolk Naval Base, 1837 Morris Street, Building Z133, Aircraft Tow Way, Building V53, Norfolk, VA St. Juliens Creek Annex, Building 174 ‘‘E’’ Street, Buildings 59 & 79 Magazine Road, Portsmouth, VA Washington Navy Yard, 1325 10th Street SE, Washington, DC NPA: Goodwill Services, Inc., Richmond, VA Contracting Activity: Dept of the Navy, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, North Charleston, SC Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance, Corpus Christi Resident Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Southern Area Office (SAO), 1920 N. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-20242]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No.: PTO-C-2011-0041]


Extension of the Application Deadline for Humanitarian Awards 
Pilot Program

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In February 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office (USPTO) announced the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program, which 
recognizes patent holders who use their technology for humanitarian 
purposes. In response to stakeholder feedback, the USPTO is extending 
the deadline for applications to the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program 
by two months until October 31, 2012, to allow potential applicants 
more time to complete their applications.

DATES: Effective Date: August 17, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Policy and External Affairs, 
by telephone at (571) 272-9300; or by mail addressed to: Patents for 
Humanity Program, Office of Policy and External Affairs, United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; 
or by email to patentsforhumanity@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In February, the USPTO initiated a pilot 
program which recognizes patent holders who use their technology for 
humanitarian purposes, called the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program 
(``the Pilot'', also known as Patents for Humanity). See Humanitarian 
Awards Pilot Program, 77 FR 6544 (Feb. 8, 2012). The original deadline 
for applications to the Pilot was August 31, 2012, with selection and 
awards to follow.
    While conducting outreach to our user community we have received 
much feedback on the Pilot, including a number of requests to extend 
the deadline for filing applications past August 31. Among the reasons 
given, applicants have said that they are engaged in qualifying work 
which will not be complete before the deadline; or they do not have 
enough time to complete an application before the deadline.
    In response to these requests, the USPTO is extending the 
application deadline for the Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program until 
October 31, 2012. After the application deadline, selections will be 
made as described in

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the February notice, with the goal of completing the recommendation 
process within 90 days. Awards will be made thereafter. The other terms 
of the program remain unchanged.

    Dated: August 13, 2012.
David J. Kappos,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2012-20242 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]
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