National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Charter Renewal, 23329-23330 [2020-08896]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 81 / Monday, April 27, 2020 / Notices respondents will be completed by applicants to the Pro Bono regional programs. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the regional hub administrators approximately 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the pro bono survey, including time needed to gather the necessary information, enter it into the information collection instrument, and submit it. The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately 1 minute for applicants to complete the Client Intake Form. Burden Hours: 193 hours. Hourly Cost Burden: $13,676. Annual (non-hour) Cost: $0. Needs and Uses: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), Public Law 112–29 § 32 (2011) directs the USPTO to work with and support intellectual property law associations across the country in the establishment of pro bono programs (also referred to as ‘‘hubs’’) designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. To support this, the USPTO has worked with and supported various non-profit organizations to establish a series of autonomous regional hubs that endeavor to match low-income inventors with volunteer patent practitioners across the United States. The regional hubs comprise law school intellectual property clinics, bar associations, innovation/entrepreneurial organizations, and arts-focused lawyer referral services that are strategically located to provide access to patent pro bono services across all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act (SUCCESS Act), Public Law 115–273 (2018) directs the agency to provide recommendations on how to increase the number of women, minorities, and veterans who apply for and obtain patents. To support the purposes described above, the Pro Bono Survey will continue to collect information regarding the activity of the regional hubs. The USPTO has worked with the Pro Bono Advisory Council (PBAC) to determine what information is necessary to determine the effectiveness of each regional pro bono hub’s operations. The PBAC is a wellestablished group of patent practitioners and thought leaders in intellectual property who have committed to provide support and guidance to patent pro bono hubs across the country. The data previously gathered, and which continues to be gathered, provides the USPTO with valuable information, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Apr 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 including the number of inventor inquiries, referral sources, number of pro bono applicants successfully matched with patent practitioners, and types of patent filings. The USPTO, PBAC, and the regional hubs, are responsible for the quarterly collection of this information. The information, at its highest level, will allow the PBAC and the USPTO to determine whether the regional hubs are matching qualified low-income inventors with volunteer patent practitioners and help estimate the total economic benefit derived by low-income inventors in the form of donated legal services. This information also helps the USPTO determine which regional hubs are effectively serving low-income inventors and which hubs need additional support. The USPTO is proposing to revise the existing information collection to gather additional information regarding gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. Each regional hub will be voluntarily requesting demographic information from those seeking assistance that will be self-identified by the applicant. This requested standardized demographic information will be a voluntary part of the overall application materials that each independent inventor fills out when seeking pro bono assistance. This voluntary information will be kept confidential by the regional hubs and only aggregate information is shared with the USPTO. This aggregate information will also be used to help determine the extent to which women, minorities, and veterans engage the Patent Pro Bono Program. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; individuals and households. Frequency: The Pro Bono Survey is completed quarterly; the Client Intake Form is completed on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Once submitted, the request will be publically available in electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce information collections currently under review by OMB. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0082 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23329 information collection should be sent on or before May 27, 2020 to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function to view Department of Commerce information collections currently under review by OMB. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–08893 Filed 4–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2020–0017] National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Charter Renewal United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Chief Financial Officer/ Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee on February 12, 2020. DATES: The Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee was renewed on February 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Palafoutas, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272–9821 or by electronic mail at nmti@ uspto.gov. Information is also available at http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/ index.jsp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee (NMTI Committee) on February 12, 2020. The NMTI Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce regarding recommendations of nominees for the National Medal of Technology and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 23330 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 81 / Monday, April 27, 2020 / Notices Innovation (Medal). The duties of the NMTI Committee are solely advisory in nature. Nominations for this Medal are solicited through an open, competitive, and nationwide call for nominations, and the NMTI Committee members are responsible for reviewing the nominations received. The NMTI Committee members are distinguished experts from the private and public sectors with experience in and an understanding of technology and technological innovation, and/or the development of technological manpower. The NMTI Committee evaluates the nominees and forwards its recommendations through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the Secretary of Commerce who, in turn, forwards his recommendations for the Medal to the President. Dated: April 22, 2020. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–08896 Filed 4–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 1:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 4, 2020. PLACE: This meeting will be convened on a telephone conference call. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Enforcement matters. In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website at https://www.cftc.gov/. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202–418–5964. TIME AND DATE: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b. Dated: April 23, 2020. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–09015 Filed 4–23–20; 4:15 pm] lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Apr 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of this notice’s publication to OIRA, at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the website’s search function. Comments can be entered electronically by clicking on the ‘‘comment’’ button next to the information collection on the ‘‘OIRA Information Collections Under Review’’ page, or the ‘‘View ICR—Agency Submission’’ page. A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. In addition to the submission of comments to https://Reginfo.gov as indicated above, a copy of all comments submitted to OIRA may also be submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) by clicking on the ‘‘Submit Comment’’ box next to the descriptive entry for OMB Control No. 3038–0101, at https:// comments.cftc.gov/FederalRegister/ PublicInfo.aspx. Or by either of the following methods: • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments submitted to the Commission should include only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, prescreen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from https://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the ICR will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Duane C. Andresen, Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5492; email: dandresen@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0101. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Registration of Foreign Boards of Trade (OMB Control No. 3038–0101). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 738 of the DoddFrank Act amended section 4(b) of the Commodity Exchange Act to provide that the Commission may adopt rules and regulations requiring foreign boards of trade (FBOT) that wish to provide their members or other participants located in the United States with direct access to the FBOT’s electronic trading and order matching system to register with the Commission. Pursuant to this authorization, the CFTC adopted a final rule requiring FBOTs that wish to permit trading by direct access to provide certain information to the Commission in applications for registration and, once registered, to provide certain information to meet quarterly and annual reporting requirements. Currently, Part 48 of the Commission’s regulations sets forth reporting and/or recordkeeping requirements to ensure registered FBOTs providing for trading by direct access meet statutory and regulatory requirements on an initial and ongoing basis. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. On February 14, 2020, the Commission published in the Federal Register notice of the proposed extension of this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension, 85 1 17 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM CFR 145.9. 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 81 (Monday, April 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23329-23330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08896]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2020-0017]


National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation 
Committee Charter Renewal

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary of Commerce 
for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services 
Administration, renewed the Charter for the National Medal of 
Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee on February 
12, 2020.

DATES: The Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation 
Nomination Evaluation Committee was renewed on February 12, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Palafoutas, Program Manager, 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 
telephone (571) 272-9821 or by electronic mail at [email protected]. 
Information is also available at http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/index.jsp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chief Financial Officer/Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the 
General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the National 
Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee 
(NMTI Committee) on February 12, 2020. The NMTI Committee was 
established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and 
provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce regarding recommendations 
of nominees for the National Medal of Technology and

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Innovation (Medal). The duties of the NMTI Committee are solely 
advisory in nature. Nominations for this Medal are solicited through an 
open, competitive, and nationwide call for nominations, and the NMTI 
Committee members are responsible for reviewing the nominations 
received. The NMTI Committee members are distinguished experts from the 
private and public sectors with experience in and an understanding of 
technology and technological innovation, and/or the development of 
technological manpower. The NMTI Committee evaluates the nominees and 
forwards its recommendations through the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office to the Secretary of Commerce who, in turn, forwards 
his recommendations for the Medal to the President.

     Dated: April 22, 2020.
Andrei Iancu,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2020-08896 Filed 4-24-20; 8:45 am]
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