Extension of the Period for Comments on Director Review, Precedential Opinion Panel Review, and Internal Circulation and Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions, 58330-58331 [2022-20697]

Download as PDF 58330 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 185 / Monday, September 26, 2022 / Notices benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the PostData Workshop Discard Mortality Webinar II are as follows: Participants will review discard mortality information for use in the assessment of Gulf of Mexico red snapper. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice 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 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 3 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 21, 2022. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–20792 Filed 9–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Sep 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program The Department of Commerce 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. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 22, 2022 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Commerce. Title: State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program. OMB Control Number: TBD. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: New information collection. Number of Respondents: 606. Average Hours per Response: 33.22. Burden Hours: 60,393.96. Needs and Uses: With this information collection, NTIA will monitor grant recipients’ spending and activities to ensure compliance with SDEPG requirements and program priorities. 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[FR Doc. 2022–20804 Filed 9–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–P–2022–0023] Extension of the Period for Comments on Director Review, Precedential Opinion Panel Review, and Internal Circulation and Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Extension of the comment period. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a request for comments in the Federal Register on July 20, 2022, seeking public comment on the processes for Director review, Precedential Opinion Panel review, and internal circulation and review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions. The USPTO is extending the period for public comment until October 19, 2022. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 19, 2022, to ensure consideration. ADDRESSES: For reasons of Government efficiency, comments must be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the portal, enter docket number PTO–P–2022–0023 on the homepage and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 185 / Monday, September 26, 2022 / Notices will provide a search results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice and click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in ADOBE® portable document format or MICROSOFT WORD® format. Because comments will be made available for public inspection, information that a respondent does not desire to be made public, such as a phone number, should not be included in the comments. Visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal for additional instructions on providing comments via the portal. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible due to a lack of access to a computer and/or the internet, please contact the USPTO using the contact information below for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kalyan Deshpande, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge; Amanda Wieker, Acting Senior Lead Administrative Patent Judge; or Melissa Haapala, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge; at 571–272–9797. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO is extending the period for public comment on various practices and policies for the review of PTAB decisions. In a Federal Register Notice, Request for Comments on Director Review, Precedential Opinion Panel Review, and Internal Circulation and Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions, 87 FR 43249 (Jul. 20, 2022) (the Notice), the USPTO sought input from the public regarding the current interim Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO (Director) review process that allows a party to request Director review of a PTAB final written decision in inter partes review or post-grant review proceedings, and also provides the Director the option to sua sponte (at the Director’s discretion) initiate the review of any PTAB decisions, including institution decisions and decisions on rehearing. The USPTO also sought input on the Precedential Opinion Panel process and on the current interim process for PTAB decision circulation and internal PTAB review. In view of the importance of these topics, and given the desire to receive input from as broad a crosssection of the public as possible, the USPTO is now extending the period to address the questions raised in the Notice, or to provide any additional comments, until October 19, 2022. All other information and instructions to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Sep 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 commenters provided in the July 20, 2022, Notice remain unchanged. Previously submitted comments do not need to be resubmitted. Katherine K. Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2022–20697 Filed 9–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2022–OS–0045] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)), Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: 30-Day information collection notice. AGENCY: The DoD has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 26, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Duncan, 571–372–7574, whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program; OMB Control Number 0704–0556. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 26,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 26,000. Average Burden per Response: 45 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 19,500 hours. Needs and Uses: The DoD Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) Program is the primary source of education, career and employment counseling for all military spouses who are seeking post-secondary education, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58331 training, licenses and credentials needed for portable career employment. The SECO system delivers the resources and tools necessary to assist spouses of service members with career exploration/discovery, career education and training, employment readiness, and career connections at any point within the spouse career lifecycle. It is imperative that the DoD collect data to ensure that the SECO program is meeting its overarching goal of increasing employment opportunities for military spouses. The DoD requires the information in the proposed collection for program planning and management purposes. Collected information will ensure that the SECO program will be able to collect relevant metrics and make determinations of program viability and improvement. Additionally, the data collected is utilized to build a spouse profile that allows information to be saved over time and to prepopulate information into tools such as resume builders and career and education planning resources. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela Duncan. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Duncan at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dddod-information-collections@mail.mil. Dated: September 20, 2022. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2022–20715 Filed 9–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 185 (Monday, September 26, 2022)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20697]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No.: PTO-P-2022-0023]


Extension of the Period for Comments on Director Review, 
Precedential Opinion Panel Review, and Internal Circulation and Review 
of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Extension of the comment period.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
published a request for comments in the Federal Register on July 20, 
2022, seeking public comment on the processes for Director review, 
Precedential Opinion Panel review, and internal circulation and review 
of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions. The USPTO is 
extending the period for public comment until October 19, 2022.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 19, 2022, 
to ensure consideration.

ADDRESSES: For reasons of Government efficiency, comments must be 
submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the portal, enter docket 
number PTO-P-2022-0023 on the homepage and click ``Search.'' The site

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will provide a search results page listing all documents associated 
with this docket. Find a reference to this notice and click on the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be 
accepted in ADOBE[supreg] portable document format or MICROSOFT 
WORD[supreg] format. Because comments will be made available for public 
inspection, information that a respondent does not desire to be made 
public, such as a phone number, should not be included in the comments.
    Visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal for additional instructions on 
providing comments via the portal. If electronic submission of comments 
is not feasible due to a lack of access to a computer and/or the 
internet, please contact the USPTO using the contact information below 
for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kalyan Deshpande, Vice Chief 
Administrative Patent Judge; Amanda Wieker, Acting Senior Lead 
Administrative Patent Judge; or Melissa Haapala, Vice Chief 
Administrative Patent Judge; at 571-272-9797.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO is extending the period for public 
comment on various practices and policies for the review of PTAB 
decisions.
    In a Federal Register Notice, Request for Comments on Director 
Review, Precedential Opinion Panel Review, and Internal Circulation and 
Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions, 87 FR 43249 (Jul. 
20, 2022) (the Notice), the USPTO sought input from the public 
regarding the current interim Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO (Director) review 
process that allows a party to request Director review of a PTAB final 
written decision in inter partes review or post-grant review 
proceedings, and also provides the Director the option to sua sponte 
(at the Director's discretion) initiate the review of any PTAB 
decisions, including institution decisions and decisions on rehearing. 
The USPTO also sought input on the Precedential Opinion Panel process 
and on the current interim process for PTAB decision circulation and 
internal PTAB review. In view of the importance of these topics, and 
given the desire to receive input from as broad a cross-section of the 
public as possible, the USPTO is now extending the period to address 
the questions raised in the Notice, or to provide any additional 
comments, until October 19, 2022. All other information and 
instructions to commenters provided in the July 20, 2022, Notice remain 
unchanged. Previously submitted comments do not need to be resubmitted.

Katherine K. Vidal,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2022-20697 Filed 9-23-22; 8:45 am]
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