Extension of Deadline for Requesting To Testify at the Public Hearings on the Proposed Changes To Require Identification of Attributable Owner, 13962-13963 [2014-05281]

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[FR Doc. 2014–04868 Filed 3–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 37 CFR Part 1 [Docket No.: PTO–P–2014–0004] Extension of Deadline for Requesting To Testify at the Public Hearings on the Proposed Changes To Require Identification of Attributable Owner United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Mar 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Notice of public hearings and extension of period for requesting to testify. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) published a notice on January 24, 2014, proposing changes to the rules of practice to require that the attributable owner, including the ultimate parent entity, be identified during the pendency of a patent application and at specified times during the life of a patent, and seeking written comments on the proposed changes. This initiative is one of a number of executive actions issued by the Administration that are designed to ensure issuance of the highest-quality patents, enhance competition by providing the public with more complete information about the competitive environment in which innovators operate, improve market efficiency for patent rights by making patent ownership information more readily and easily available, reduce abusive patent litigation by helping the public defend itself against frivolous litigation, and level the playing field for innovators. The Office published a notice on February 20, 2014 indicating that it was conducting two public hearings to introduce the proposed changes and directly receive feedback from the public. The notice published on February 20, 2014 also extended the period for comment on the proposed rules until April 24, 2014. The Office is now extending the deadline for requesting to testify at either public hearing until March 12, 2014. DATES: Public Hearing Dates: The first public hearing will take place on March 13, 2014, from 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) until 4 p.m. EDT, in Alexandria, Virginia. The second public hearing will take place on March 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) until noon PDT, in San Francisco, California. Requests To Provide Oral Testimony: Those wishing to provide oral testimony must submit a request to do so in writing no later than March 12, 2014. Members of the public who wish to attend solely to observe need not submit a request to attend. ADDRESSES: Public Hearings: The first public hearing will take place at: Madison Auditorium North, Concourse Level, United States Patent and Trademark Office Headquarters, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The second public hearing will take place at: The University of California Hastings College of the Law, Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, California 94102. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Requests To Provide Oral Testimony: Requests to provide oral testimony at either public hearing must be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet addressed to: aohearingrequest@uspto.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Engel, Senior Legal Advisor (571) 272–7725), or Erin M. Harriman, Legal Advisor (571) 272–7747), Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office recently published a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to require the disclosure of ownership information about patents and applications and requesting comments about the voluntary reporting of licensing offers and commitments and making them available online. See Changes to Require Identification of Attributable Owner, 79 FR 4105 (Jan. 24, 2014). Under the proposed rulemaking, the Office plans to collect information on the ‘‘attributable owner’’ of a patent or application, which includes the titleholders, entities with rights to enforce the patent, and entities with effective control over anyone reported in the first two categories, called the ‘‘ultimate parent entities.’’ The Office also published a notice that it was conducting two public hearings (the first in Alexandria, Virginia, and the second in San Francisco, California) to introduce the proposed changes and directly receive feedback from the public. See Notice of Public Hearings and Extension of Comment Period on the Proposed Changes to Require Identification of Attributable Owner, 79 FR 9677 (Feb. 20, 2014). The notice palso extended the period for comment on the proposed rules until April 24, 2014. The Office is now extending the deadline for requesting to testify at either public hearing until March 12, 2014, to provide interested members of the public with additional time to request to provide testimony at this public hearing. Members of the public who wish to provide oral testimony at either public hearing must submit a timely request (i.e., must submit a request to provide oral testimony no later than March 12, 2014). Requests to provide oral testimony at either public hearing must indicate the following information: (1) The name of the person desiring to speak; (2) the person’s contact information (telephone number and electronic mail address); (3) the organization(s) the person represents, if any; and (4) the hearing location where the person prefers to speak. A person E:\FR\FM\12MRP1.SGM 12MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 48 / Wednesday, March 12, 2014 / Proposed Rules must be physically present at the hearing location to provide oral testimony; virtual testimony via telephone or webcast is not available. Based on the requests received, an agenda of scheduled speakers will be sent to those speaking and posted on the Office’s Internet Web site at https:// www.uspto.gov. The number of speakers and time allotted to each speaker may be limited to ensure that all persons speaking will have a meaningful chance to do so. Members of the public who wish to attend solely to observe need not submit a request to attend. In addition, the public is welcome to submit written comments in response to the proposed changes in addition to, or lieu of, presenting oral testimony at these public hearings. The Office also plans to make the public hearings available via Web cast. Web cast information will be available on the Office’s Internet Web site closer to the public hearing dates. A transcript of the public hearings will be available for viewing via the Office’s Internet Web site at https://www.uspto.gov, and will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Commissioner for Patents, currently located in Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, upon request. Dated: March 6, 2014. Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2014–05281 Filed 3–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R06–OAR–2010–0332; FRL–9907–74– Region 6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve rule revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Mar 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 category for Offset Lithographic Printing, including the Reasonably Available Control Technologies (RACT) requirements for this CTG category for the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) and the Dallas-Fort-Worth (DFW) 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. This rulemaking addresses the 2006 CTG entitled, ‘‘Lithographic Printing Materials and Letterpress Printing Materials,’’ as well as the corresponding RACT analysis for both the HGB and DFW 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. This action is in accordance with sections 110, 172(c) and 182 of the federal Clean Air Act (the Act, CAA). DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket No. [EPA–R06– OAR–2010–0332], by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions. • Email: Mr. Guy Donaldson at donaldson.guy@epa.gov. Please also send a copy by email to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. • Mail or delivery: Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD–L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. [EPA–R06–OAR–2010– 0332]. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Do not submit information through https://www.regulations.gov or email, if you believe that it is CBI or otherwise protected from disclosure. The https://www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means that EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through https://www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment along with any disk or CD– ROM submitted. If EPA cannot read PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 13963 your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption and should be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at https:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. Docket: The index to the docket for this action is available electronically at www.regulations.gov and in hard copy at EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas. While all documents in the docket are listed in the index, some information may be publicly available only at the hard copy location (e.g., copyrighted material), and some may not be publicly available at either location (e.g., CBI). To inspect the hard copy materials, please schedule an appointment with the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT paragraph below or Mr. Bill Deese at 214–665–7253. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ellen Belk, Air Planning Section (6PD– L), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733, telephone (214) 665–2164, fax (214) 665–6762, email address belk.ellen@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to EPA. Outline I. Background A. What actions are we proposing? B. What is RACT? II. Evaluation A. Which CTG source category is addressed in this action, and how do Texas’ Rule Revisions compare to the CTG? B. What is Texas’ approach and analysis for RACT for HGB and DFW for this CTG source category, and do the Revisions meet RACT Requirements? III. Proposed Action IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background A. What actions are we proposing? The three submittals sent to the EPA from the TCEQ which are addressed in this action are: (a) VOC CTG Update: CTG Category Offset Lithographic Rulemaking, submitted April 5, 2010, (b) the 2010 HGB Attainment Demonstration SIP Revision for the 1997 8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Area, RACT Analysis for this CTG Category, submitted April 6, 2010, and (c) the 2010 DFW RACT, Rule, and Contingency SIP Revision for the 1997 E:\FR\FM\12MRP1.SGM 12MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 48 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13962-13963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05281]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

37 CFR Part 1

[Docket No.: PTO-P-2014-0004]


Extension of Deadline for Requesting To Testify at the Public 
Hearings on the Proposed Changes To Require Identification of 
Attributable Owner

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public hearings and extension of period for 
requesting to testify.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) 
published a notice on January 24, 2014, proposing changes to the rules 
of practice to require that the attributable owner, including the 
ultimate parent entity, be identified during the pendency of a patent 
application and at specified times during the life of a patent, and 
seeking written comments on the proposed changes. This initiative is 
one of a number of executive actions issued by the Administration that 
are designed to ensure issuance of the highest-quality patents, enhance 
competition by providing the public with more complete information 
about the competitive environment in which innovators operate, improve 
market efficiency for patent rights by making patent ownership 
information more readily and easily available, reduce abusive patent 
litigation by helping the public defend itself against frivolous 
litigation, and level the playing field for innovators. The Office 
published a notice on February 20, 2014 indicating that it was 
conducting two public hearings to introduce the proposed changes and 
directly receive feedback from the public. The notice published on 
February 20, 2014 also extended the period for comment on the proposed 
rules until April 24, 2014. The Office is now extending the deadline 
for requesting to testify at either public hearing until March 12, 
2014.

DATES: Public Hearing Dates: The first public hearing will take place 
on March 13, 2014, from 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) until 4 p.m. 
EDT, in Alexandria, Virginia.
    The second public hearing will take place on March 26, 2014, from 9 
a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) until noon PDT, in San Francisco, 
California.
    Requests To Provide Oral Testimony: Those wishing to provide oral 
testimony must submit a request to do so in writing no later than March 
12, 2014. Members of the public who wish to attend solely to observe 
need not submit a request to attend.

ADDRESSES: Public Hearings: The first public hearing will take place 
at: Madison Auditorium North, Concourse Level, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office Headquarters, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 
22314.
    The second public hearing will take place at: The University of 
California Hastings College of the Law, Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 
McAllister Street, San Francisco, California 94102.
    Requests To Provide Oral Testimony: Requests to provide oral 
testimony at either public hearing must be sent by electronic mail 
message over the Internet addressed to: aohearingrequest@uspto.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Engel, Senior Legal Advisor 
(571) 272-7725), or Erin M. Harriman, Legal Advisor (571) 272-7747), 
Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Deputy 
Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office recently published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking proposing to require the disclosure of ownership 
information about patents and applications and requesting comments 
about the voluntary reporting of licensing offers and commitments and 
making them available online. See Changes to Require Identification of 
Attributable Owner, 79 FR 4105 (Jan. 24, 2014). Under the proposed 
rulemaking, the Office plans to collect information on the 
``attributable owner'' of a patent or application, which includes the 
titleholders, entities with rights to enforce the patent, and entities 
with effective control over anyone reported in the first two 
categories, called the ``ultimate parent entities.''
    The Office also published a notice that it was conducting two 
public hearings (the first in Alexandria, Virginia, and the second in 
San Francisco, California) to introduce the proposed changes and 
directly receive feedback from the public. See Notice of Public 
Hearings and Extension of Comment Period on the Proposed Changes to 
Require Identification of Attributable Owner, 79 FR 9677 (Feb. 20, 
2014). The notice palso extended the period for comment on the proposed 
rules until April 24, 2014. The Office is now extending the deadline 
for requesting to testify at either public hearing until March 12, 
2014, to provide interested members of the public with additional time 
to request to provide testimony at this public hearing.
    Members of the public who wish to provide oral testimony at either 
public hearing must submit a timely request (i.e., must submit a 
request to provide oral testimony no later than March 12, 2014). 
Requests to provide oral testimony at either public hearing must 
indicate the following information: (1) The name of the person desiring 
to speak; (2) the person's contact information (telephone number and 
electronic mail address); (3) the organization(s) the person 
represents, if any; and (4) the hearing location where the person 
prefers to speak. A person

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must be physically present at the hearing location to provide oral 
testimony; virtual testimony via telephone or webcast is not available. 
Based on the requests received, an agenda of scheduled speakers will be 
sent to those speaking and posted on the Office's Internet Web site at 
https://www.uspto.gov. The number of speakers and time allotted to each 
speaker may be limited to ensure that all persons speaking will have a 
meaningful chance to do so.
    Members of the public who wish to attend solely to observe need not 
submit a request to attend. In addition, the public is welcome to 
submit written comments in response to the proposed changes in addition 
to, or lieu of, presenting oral testimony at these public hearings.
    The Office also plans to make the public hearings available via Web 
cast. Web cast information will be available on the Office's Internet 
Web site closer to the public hearing dates. A transcript of the public 
hearings will be available for viewing via the Office's Internet Web 
site at https://www.uspto.gov, and will be available for public 
inspection at the Office of the Commissioner for Patents, currently 
located in Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22314, upon request.

    Dated: March 6, 2014.
Michelle K. Lee,
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy 
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-05281 Filed 3-11-14; 8:45 am]
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