Federal Trade Commission November 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-28528
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is soliciting public comments on proposed information requests to Patent Assertion Entities (``PAEs'') asserting patents in a variety of sectors, as well as a group of other entities asserting patents specifically in the wireless communications sector, including manufacturers and other non-practicing entities and organizations engaged in licensing. The Commission has now determined to extend the public comment period until December 16, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27982
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in the Consumer Product Warranty Rule. That clearance expires on November 30, 2013 (OMB Control No. 3084-0111).
Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools
Document Number: 2013-27195
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its regulatory review of the Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools (``Vocational School Guides'' or ``Guides'') as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides and issues its revisions.
Public Workshop: Follow-On Biologics: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition
Document Number: 2013-27406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') announces it will hold a workshop to explore competition issues involving biologic medicines and follow-on biologics. The workshop will focus on the potential impact of state regulations and naming conventions on such competition, including how regulations may be structured to facilitate competition while still protecting patient health and safety. The experience of developing follow-on competition from small-molecule generic drugs will be considered and, as relevant, compared. Topics will include the circumstances under which potential entrants would be willing to invest in the development of follow-on biologics in order to use the abbreviated regulatory approval pathway created by federal legislation. The workshop will also survey the experience of other countries with regulatory systems that enable follow-on biologic competition. This Notice poses a series of questions about which the FTC seeks public comment. The FTC will take these comments into account in its examination of these topics.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2013-27027
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'' or ``FTC''), with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice (the ``Assistant Attorney General'' or the ``Antitrust Division'') (together the ``Agencies''), is amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules (the ``Rules'') in order to provide a framework for determining when a transaction involving the transfer of rights to a patent or part of a patent in the pharmaceutical, including biologics, and medicine manufacturing industry (North American Industry Classification System Industry Group 3254) (``pharmaceutical industry'') is reportable under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (``the Act,'' ``HSR Act'' or ``HSR''). This final rule defines and applies the concepts of ``all commercially significant rights,'' ``limited manufacturing rights,'' and ``co-rights'' in determining whether the rights transferred with regard to a patent or a part of a patent in the pharmaceutical industry constitute a potentially reportable asset acquisition under the Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27307
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend through February 28, 2017, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. That clearance expires on February 28, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26697
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for the information collection requirements contained in Regulation N. That clearance expires on November 30, 2013. The FTC's current PRA clearance (OMB Control Number 3084-0156) for Regulation N is under the FTC's Mortgage Acts and PracticesAdvertising Rule, which was republished by the CFPB as Regulation N on December 16, 2011, and became effective December 30, 2011. The Commission rescinded the Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule on, and effective, April 13, 2012.
Commission Information Collection Requirements Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; OMB Control Numbers
Document Number: 2013-26059
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is codifying the control numbers that have been issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for information collection requirements in Commission rules that are approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Control numbers will be centrally located in a table in our regulations.