2015 Application Period for the Patents for Humanity Program, 36976 [2015-15854]

Download as PDF 36976 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 124 / Monday, June 29, 2015 / Notices Dated: June 23, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: June 22, 2015. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2015–15803 Filed 6–26–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–15854 Filed 6–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. ED–2015–ICCD–0084] [Docket No. PTO–C–2015–0036] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual State Application Under Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act 2015 Application Period for the Patents for Humanity Program United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Patents for Humanity is an annual program through which the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizes patent holders who use their technology for humanitarian purposes. This year, the USPTO will accept applications for recognition under the program from July 1, 2015, to December 4, 2015. All other program terms remain the same as the terms of the 2014 program. DATES: Effective Date: June 29, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–9300; by mail addressed to: Patents for Humanity Program, Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; or by email to patentsforhumanity@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Patents for Humanity is a program through which the USPTO recognizes patent owners who use their technology for humanitarian purposes. See Patents for Humanity Program, 79 FR 18670 (Apr. 3, 2014), for a description of the program. In 2015, the USPTO will accept applications for recognition under the program from July 1, 2015, through December 4, 2015. The USPTO accepted applications for awards under the previous year’s program from April 15, 2014, to September 15, 2014. This year’s schedule will allow the USPTO to conduct outreach during the fall months and to administer the selection process during the winter. The USPTO expects to announce awards in the spring of 2016. All other terms of the program remain as published in the Federal Register in 2014. See Patents for Humanity Program, 79 FR 18670 (Apr. 3, 2014), or visit http://www.uspto.gov/ patentsforhumanity for details. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Jun 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing [insert one of the following: An extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2015–ICCD–0084 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Rebecca Walawender, (202) 245–7399. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Annual State Application Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. OMB Control Number: 1820–0030. Type of Review: an extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 60. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 840. Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, signed on December 3, 2004, became Public Law 108–446. In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1412(a) a State is eligible for assistance under Part B for a fiscal year if the State submits a plan that provides assurances to the Secretary that the State has in effect policies and procedures to ensure that the State meets each of the conditions found in 20 U.S.C. 1412. States will provide assurances that it either has or does not have in effect policies and procedures to meet the eligibility requirements of Part B of the Act as found in Public Law 108–446. Information Collection 1820–0030 corresponds with 34 CFR 300.100–176; 300.199; 300.640–645; and 300.705. These sections include the requirement that the Secretary and local educational agencies located in the State be notified of any State-imposed rule, regulation, or policy that is not required by this title and Federal regulations. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2015-0036]


2015 Application Period for the Patents for Humanity Program

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Patents for Humanity is an annual program through which the 
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizes patent 
holders who use their technology for humanitarian purposes. This year, 
the USPTO will accept applications for recognition under the program 
from July 1, 2015, to December 4, 2015. All other program terms remain 
the same as the terms of the 2014 program.

DATES: Effective Date: June 29, 2015.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Patents for Humanity is a program through 
which the USPTO recognizes patent owners who use their technology for 
humanitarian purposes. See Patents for Humanity Program, 79 FR 18670 
(Apr. 3, 2014), for a description of the program.
    In 2015, the USPTO will accept applications for recognition under 
the program from July 1, 2015, through December 4, 2015. The USPTO 
accepted applications for awards under the previous year's program from 
April 15, 2014, to September 15, 2014. This year's schedule will allow 
the USPTO to conduct outreach during the fall months and to administer 
the selection process during the winter. The USPTO expects to announce 
awards in the spring of 2016.
    All other terms of the program remain as published in the Federal 
Register in 2014. See Patents for Humanity Program, 79 FR 18670 (Apr. 
3, 2014), or visit http://www.uspto.gov/patentsforhumanity for details.

    Dated: June 22, 2015.
Michelle K. Lee,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2015-15854 Filed 6-26-15; 8:45 am]
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