Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patents for Humanity Program, 9326-9327 [2022-03513]

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[FR Doc. 2022–03492 Filed 2–17–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patents for Humanity Program The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit the following information collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 17, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 November 30, 2021 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: Patents for Humanity Program. OMB Control Number: 0651–0066. Needs and Uses: Since 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has conducted the Patents for Humanity Program, an annual award program to incentivize the distribution of patented technologies or products for the purpose of addressing humanitarian needs. The program is open to any patent owners or patent licensees, including inventors who have not assigned their ownership rights to others, assignees, and exclusive or nonexclusive licenses. USPTO collects information from applicants that describe what actions they have taken with their patented technology to address the welfare of impoverished populations, or how they furthered research by others on technologies for humanitarian purposes. There are numerous categories of awards including: Medicine, Nutrition, Sanitation, Household Energy, and Living Standards. Sometimes the program includes additional categories specific for that year, for example COVID–19. This information collection covers two application forms for the Patents for Humanity Program. The first application covers the humanitarian uses of technologies or products, and the second application covers humanitarian research. In both, applicants are required to describe how their technology or product satisfies the program criteria to address humanitarian issues. Additionally, applicants must provide non-public contact information in order for USPTO to notify them about their award status. Applicants may optionally provide contact information for the public to reach them with any inquiries. Applications must be submitted via email and will be posted on USPTO’s website. Qualified judges from outside USPTO will review and score the applications. USPTO will then forward PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the top-scoring applications to reviewers from participating Federal agencies to recommend award recipients. Winners are invited to participate in an awards ceremony at USPTO. Those applications that are chosen for an award will receive a certificate redeemable to accelerate select matters before USPTO. The certificates can be redeemed to accelerate one of the following matters: An ex parte reexamination proceeding, including one appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) from that proceeding; a patent application, including one appeal to the PTAB from that application; or an appeal to the PTAB of a claim twice rejected in a patent application or reissue application or finally rejected in an ex parte reexamination, without accelerating the underlying matter which generated the appeal. This information collection also covers the information gathered in petitions to extend an acceleration certificate redemption beyond 12 months. Finally, winners are now able to transfer their certificates to third parties, including by sale, due to the January 2021 passage of the Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act. Form Numbers: • PTO/PFH/001 (Patents for Humanity Competition: Humanitarian Use Application) • PTO/PFH/002 (Patents for Humanity Competition: Research Use Application) • PTO/SB/431 (Patents for Humanity Competition: Petition to Extend Redemption) Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households; state, local, and tribal governments; and Federal government. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 115 respondents. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 115 responses. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that the responses in this information collection will take the public 30 minutes to 4 hours to complete. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, create the document, and submit the completed request to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 428 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Non-Hourly Cost Burden: $0. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 34 / Friday, February 18, 2022 / Notices 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 0651–0066. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0066 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. [FR Doc. 2022–03513 Filed 2–17–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to the procurement list. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: March 20, 2022. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 785–6404, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 18:54 Feb 17, 2022 Jkt 256001 Service(s) Service Type: Base Supply Center Mandatory for: Hanscom Air Force Base Designated Source of Supply: Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc., West Allis, WI Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE AIR FORCE, FA2835 AFLCMC HANSCOM PZI Michael R. Jurkowski, Acting Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2022–03604 Filed 2–17–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the procurement list. AGENCY: Procurement List; Proposed Additions VerDate Sep<11>2014 Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the product(s) and service(s) listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following service(s) are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Procurement List; Additions and Deletions COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED SUMMARY: an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. This action adds product(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes product(s) and service(s) from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: March 20, 2022. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 785–6404 or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 11/26/2021, 12/3/2021, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9327 published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the product(s) and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the product(s) listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the product(s) to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the product(s) to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the product(s) proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following product(s) are added to the Procurement List: Product(s) NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 10815—Meat Baller, Includes Shipper 20815 MR 10814—Ice Ball Tray, Includes Shipper 20814 Designated Source of Supply: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc, WinstonSalem, NC Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency Distribution: C-List Deletions On 8/27/2021, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the product(s) and service(s) listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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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; Patents for Humanity Program

    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 November 30, 2021 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: Patents for Humanity Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0066.
    Needs and Uses: Since 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office (USPTO) has conducted the Patents for Humanity Program, an 
annual award program to incentivize the distribution of patented 
technologies or products for the purpose of addressing humanitarian 
needs. The program is open to any patent owners or patent licensees, 
including inventors who have not assigned their ownership rights to 
others, assignees, and exclusive or non-exclusive licenses. USPTO 
collects information from applicants that describe what actions they 
have taken with their patented technology to address the welfare of 
impoverished populations, or how they furthered research by others on 
technologies for humanitarian purposes. There are numerous categories 
of awards including: Medicine, Nutrition, Sanitation, Household Energy, 
and Living Standards. Sometimes the program includes additional 
categories specific for that year, for example COVID-19. This 
information collection covers two application forms for the Patents for 
Humanity Program. The first application covers the humanitarian uses of 
technologies or products, and the second application covers 
humanitarian research. In both, applicants are required to describe how 
their technology or product satisfies the program criteria to address 
humanitarian issues. Additionally, applicants must provide non-public 
contact information in order for USPTO to notify them about their award 
status. Applicants may optionally provide contact information for the 
public to reach them with any inquiries. Applications must be submitted 
via email and will be posted on USPTO's website. Qualified judges from 
outside USPTO will review and score the applications. USPTO will then 
forward the top-scoring applications to reviewers from participating 
Federal agencies to recommend award recipients. Winners are invited to 
participate in an awards ceremony at USPTO. Those applications that are 
chosen for an award will receive a certificate redeemable to accelerate 
select matters before USPTO. The certificates can be redeemed to 
accelerate one of the following matters: An ex parte reexamination 
proceeding, including one appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board 
(PTAB) from that proceeding; a patent application, including one appeal 
to the PTAB from that application; or an appeal to the PTAB of a claim 
twice rejected in a patent application or reissue application or 
finally rejected in an ex parte reexamination, without accelerating the 
underlying matter which generated the appeal. This information 
collection also covers the information gathered in petitions to extend 
an acceleration certificate redemption beyond 12 months. Finally, 
winners are now able to transfer their certificates to third parties, 
including by sale, due to the January 2021 passage of the Patents for 
Humanity Program Improvement Act.
    Form Numbers:

 PTO/PFH/001 (Patents for Humanity Competition: Humanitarian 
Use Application)
 PTO/PFH/002 (Patents for Humanity Competition: Research Use 
Application)
 PTO/SB/431 (Patents for Humanity Competition: Petition to 
Extend Redemption)

    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households; state, 
local, and tribal governments; and Federal government.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 115 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 115 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that the responses 
in this information collection will take the public 30 minutes to 4 
hours to complete. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, create the document, and submit the completed request to 
the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 428 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Non-Hourly Cost Burden: $0.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov.

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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 0651-0066.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0066 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.
[FR Doc. 2022-03513 Filed 2-17-22; 8:45 am]
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