Federal Register: May 4, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 86)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-10070
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Research Service
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
DATES: Comments must be received within sixty-five (65) calendar days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 10413) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Form AD761, USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention that expires November 30, 2004.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
Title: USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention.
OMB Number: 05180003.
Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2004.
Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information collection.
Abstract: The USDA patent licensing program grants patent licenses to qualified businesses and individuals who wish to commercialize inventions arising from federally supported research. The objective of the program is to use the patent system to promote the utilization of inventions arising from such research. The licensing of federally owned inventions must be done in accordance with the terms, conditions and procedures prescribed under 37 CFR Part 404. Application for a license must be addressed to the Federal agency having custody of the invention. Licenses may be granted only if the license applicant has supplied the Federal agency with a satisfactory plan for the development and marketing of the invention and with information about the applicant's capability to fulfill the plan. 37 CFR 404.8 sets forth the information which must be provided by a license applicant. For the convenience of the applicant, USDA has itemized the information needed on Form AD761, and instructions for completing the form are provided to the applicant. The information submitted is used to determine whether the applicant has both a complete and sufficient plan for developing and marketing the invention and the necessary manufacturing, marketing, technical and financial resources to carry out the submitted plan.
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response.
Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for profit individuals.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 75.
Frequency of Responses: One time per invention.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours.
Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from June Blalock, USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer by calling 3015045989.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Contact June Blalock, USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 41158, Beltsville, Maryland 207055131; Telephone Number 3015045989.