Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Patents, 30304 [2013-12130]

Download as PDF 30304 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / Notices Ms. Marissa Petrusek, Procurement Analyst, Governmentwide Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–0136 or email marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2013–0077; Sequence 10; OMB Control No. 9000–0096] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Patents Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 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 patents. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0096, Patents, 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 9000–0096, Patents’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0096, Patents’’ 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 9000–0096, Patents. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0096, Patents, in all correspondence related to this collection. Submit cooments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:59 May 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 A. Purpose The patent coverage in FAR subpart 27.2 requires the contractor to report each notice of a claim of patent or copyright infringement that came to the contractor’s attention in connection with performing a Government contract (sections 27.202–1 and 52.227–2). The contractor is also required to report all royalties anticipated or paid in excess of $250 for the use of patented inventions by furnishing the name and address of licensor, date of license agreement, patent number, brief description of item or component, percentage or dollar rate of royalty per unit, unit price of contract item, and number of units (sections 27.202–5, 52.227–6, and 52.227–9). Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and 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. B. Annual Reporting Burden The information collection requirement in the FAR remains unchanged for the estimated number of respondents and responses received annually. There is no centralized database in the Federal Government that maintains information regarding notice or claim of patent or copyright infringement, when a response to a solicitation contains costs or charges to royalties or when a contractor submits a statement of royalties paid or required to be paid. Subject matter experts in intellectual property law were consulted to obtain additional information that could result in revised estimates for the public burden. These inquiries yielded no additional information in regards to the respondents or responses on a yearly basis. No public comments were received in prior years that have challenged the validity of the Government’s estimates. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of Respondents: 30. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 30. Average Burden Hours per Response: .5. Total Burden Hours: 15. 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. 9000–0096, Patents, in all correspondence. Dated: May 16, 2013. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–12130 Filed 5–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 36; OMB Control No. 9000–0147] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information (FAR 52.223–5) Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 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 pollution prevention and right-to-know information. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 63803, on October 17, 2012. No comments were received. Submit comments on or before June 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information by any of the following methods: DATES: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 30304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12130]



[[Page 30304]]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Docket 2013-0077; Sequence 10; OMB Control No. 9000-0096]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Patents

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

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an 
existing OMB clearance.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
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 
patents.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0096, Patents, 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 9000-0096, Patents''. Follow the 
instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0096, Patents'' 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 9000-0096, Patents.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0096, Patents, in all correspondence related to this 
collection. Submit cooments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, 
Washington, DC 20503. 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: Ms. Marissa Petrusek, Procurement 
Analyst, Governmentwide Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 501-0136 
or email marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    The patent coverage in FAR subpart 27.2 requires the contractor to 
report each notice of a claim of patent or copyright infringement that 
came to the contractor's attention in connection with performing a 
Government contract (sections 27.202-1 and 52.227-2).
    The contractor is also required to report all royalties anticipated 
or paid in excess of $250 for the use of patented inventions by 
furnishing the name and address of licensor, date of license agreement, 
patent number, brief description of item or component, percentage or 
dollar rate of royalty per unit, unit price of contract item, and 
number of units (sections 27.202-5, 52.227-6, and 52.227-9).
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and 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.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    The information collection requirement in the FAR remains unchanged 
for the estimated number of respondents and responses received 
annually. There is no centralized database in the Federal Government 
that maintains information regarding notice or claim of patent or 
copyright infringement, when a response to a solicitation contains 
costs or charges to royalties or when a contractor submits a statement 
of royalties paid or required to be paid. Subject matter experts in 
intellectual property law were consulted to obtain additional 
information that could result in revised estimates for the public 
burden. These inquiries yielded no additional information in regards to 
the respondents or responses on a yearly basis. No public comments were 
received in prior years that have challenged the validity of the 
Government's estimates.
    Number of Respondents: 30.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 30.
    Average Burden Hours per Response: .5.
    Total Burden Hours: 15.
    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. 9000-0096, Patents, in all correspondence.

    Dated: May 16, 2013.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-12130 Filed 5-21-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-P