Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination Processing Fees, 5146-5147 [2021-00943]

Download as PDF 5146 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / Notices The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available at: http:// www.mafmc.org/ssc. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. DATES: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to make multi-year acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations for Blueline tilefish for the 2022–24 fishing years. The SSC will review the results of the 2020 bottom longline survey for Golden tilefish and provide feedback on the future direction of the survey and upcoming management track assessment. The SSC Economic Work Group will update the full SSC on the Research Set-Aside economic case study the Council selected for development in 2021. The SSC will also review and provide feedback on the most recent Mid-Atlantic State of the Ecosystem report and other Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) related activities. The Northeast Fisheries Science Center will give a presentation on the results and findings from the recently completed research track assessment on Index Based Methods and Harvest Control Rules. The SSC will also receive an update on ongoing Council actions, including the Recreational Reform Initiative and discuss potential opportunities for SSC engagement. In addition, the SSC may take up any other business as necessary. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Collins, (302) 526–5253, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jan 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–01097 Filed 1–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA818] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: January 13, 2021. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, or until business for each day is completed. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brett Wiedoff, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; Brett.L.Wiedoff@noaa.gov; telephone: (503) 820–2424. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is for the GAP to discuss potential fishery management changes regarding non-trawl rockfish conservation area management and future implementation of fishing gear used under the Emley/Platt exempted fishing permit. This discussion is in support of a tentatively scheduled agenda item for the April 2021 Pacific Council meeting. The GAP may also discuss other items on the Pacific Council’s March or April agenda, particularly ecosystem or administrative matters. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@noaa.gov; (503) 820– 2412) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: January 13, 2021. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01096 Filed 1–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination Processing Fees The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on October 1, 2020 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination Processing Fees. OMB Control Number: 0651–0059. E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / Notices Form Number(s): (AIA = American Invents; SB = Specimen Book). • PTO/AIA/17P (Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Transmittal). • PTO/AIA/24A (Petition for Express Abandonment to Avoid Publication Under 37 CFR 1.138(c)). • PTO/SB/17P (Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Transmittal). • PTO/SB/23 (Petition for Extension of Time Under 37 CFR 1.136(b)). • PTO/SB24A, (Petition for Express Abandonment to Avoid Publication Under 37 CFR 1.138(c)). • PTO/SB/28 (Petition to Make Special Under Accelerated Examination Program). • PTO/SB/140 (Petition to Withdraw an Application from Issue 1.313). Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 40,922 respondents per year. Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public between 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 12 hours to complete a response, depending on the complexity of the particular item. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the completed response to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 72,958 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $3,195,134. Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 et seq. to examine an application for patent and, when appropriate, issue a patent. The USPTO also is required to publish patent applications, with certain exceptions, promptly after the expiration of a period of 18 months from the earliest filing date for which a benefit is sought under Title 35, U.S.C. Many actions taken by the USPTO during its examination of an application for patent or for reissue of a patent, or during its reexamination of a patent, are subject to review by an appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. For other USPTO actions, review is in the form of administrative review obtained via submission of a petition to the USPTO. USPTO petitions practice also provides an opportunity for a patent applicant or owner to supply additional information that may be required in order for the USPTO to further process an application or patent. This information collection covers petitions filed in patent applications and reexamination proceedings that, when submitted to the USPTO, must be accompanied by the fee set forth in 37 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jan 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 CFR 1.17(f), (g), or (h). This information collection also covers the transmittals for the petition fees. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 19, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination 
Processing Fees

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of 
publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this 
information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on October 1, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.
    Title: Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination 
Processing Fees.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0059.

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    Form Number(s): (AIA = American Invents; SB = Specimen Book).
     PTO/AIA/17P (Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and 
(h) Transmittal).
     PTO/AIA/24A (Petition for Express Abandonment to Avoid 
Publication Under 37 CFR 1.138(c)).
     PTO/SB/17P (Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and 
(h) Transmittal).
     PTO/SB/23 (Petition for Extension of Time Under 37 CFR 
1.136(b)).
     PTO/SB24A, (Petition for Express Abandonment to Avoid 
Publication Under 37 CFR 1.138(c)).
     PTO/SB/28 (Petition to Make Special Under Accelerated 
Examination Program).
     PTO/SB/140 (Petition to Withdraw an Application from Issue 
1.313).
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 40,922 respondents per year.
    Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public between 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 12 hours to complete a 
response, depending on the complexity of the particular item. This 
includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the 
appropriate documents, and submit the completed response to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 72,958 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $3,195,134.
    Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 et seq. to examine an application 
for patent and, when appropriate, issue a patent. The USPTO also is 
required to publish patent applications, with certain exceptions, 
promptly after the expiration of a period of 18 months from the 
earliest filing date for which a benefit is sought under Title 35, 
U.S.C.
    Many actions taken by the USPTO during its examination of an 
application for patent or for reissue of a patent, or during its 
reexamination of a patent, are subject to review by an appeal to the 
Patent Trial and Appeal Board. For other USPTO actions, review is in 
the form of administrative review obtained via submission of a petition 
to the USPTO. USPTO petitions practice also provides an opportunity for 
a patent applicant or owner to supply additional information that may 
be required in order for the USPTO to further process an application or 
patent.
    This information collection covers petitions filed in patent 
applications and reexamination proceedings that, when submitted to the 
USPTO, must be accompanied by the fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), 
or (h). This information collection also covers the transmittals for 
the petition fees.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of 
Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website 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 and entering either the title of the information collection or 
the OMB Control Number 0651-0059.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0059 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.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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