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2005 (70 FR 70054). scoping process). A principal objective guidelines to be used by USPTO
Preliminary Identification of of the scoping and public input process personnel in their review of patent
Environmental Issues is to identify a reasonable set of applications to determine whether the
alternatives that, with adequate claims in a patent application are
A principal objective of this scoping
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and provide a clear basis for matter. The USPTO published a notice
potentially significant impacts to the
distinguishing among those alternatives requesting comments from the public
human environment that should be
and selecting a preferred alternative. regarding these interim examination
analyzed in depth in the intersector
The public scoping process provides the guidelines. The USPTO is extending the
allocation EIS. Concomitant with
public with the opportunity to comment period for comment on these interim
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analyzed in depth is identification and
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elimination from detailed study of
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have been covered in prior
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environmental reviews. This narrowing
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their habitat; and (3) the fishery reopened as part of the public comment or by facsimile to (571) 273–0125,
management unit, including target and section under the intersector allocation marked to the attention of Linda
non-target fish stocks. Socioeconomic agenda item at the Pacific Council Therkorn. Although comments may be
impacts are also considered in terms of meeting in Foster City, CA, the week of submitted by mail or facsimile, the
the effect changes will have on the September 11, 2006. Additional Office prefers to receive comments via
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LabCorp would be rendered sometime FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Linda Therkorn, Office of the Deputy before the end of June 2006, and that Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100.
Commissioner for Patent Examination USPTO would publish a notice further
extending the period for public Eileen A. Donovan,
Policy, by telephone at 571–272–8800,
comment on the USPTO’s Patent Acting Secretary of the Commission.
or Ray Chen, Office of the Solicitor, by
Subject Matter Eligibility Interim [FR Doc. 06–5438 Filed 6–12–06; 2:26 pm]
telephone at 571–272–9035, by mail
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Eligibility, 70 FR at 75452. Therefore,
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forth interim guidelines to be used by period for public comment on the
USPTO personnel in their review of 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
USPTO’s Patent Subject Matter
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Examination of Patent Applications for publishing the unclassified text of a
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John Doll, section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification.
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(Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Interim Commissioner for Patents.
requirements of section 155 of Public
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attached transmittal, policy justification,
A case currently awaiting decision by
TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, June 16, and Sensitivity of Technology.
the U.S. Supreme Court, Laboratory
Corp. of America Holdings v. Metabolite 2006.
Dated: June 7, 2006.
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