[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 114 (Thursday, June 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35604-35605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14184]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket ID PTO-C-2013-0031]


National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation 
Committee Meeting

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) 
Nomination Evaluation Committee will meet in closed session on 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The primary purpose of the meeting is to 
discuss the relative merits of persons, teams, and companies nominated 
for the 2012 NMTI.

DATES: The meeting will convene Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 
approximately 9:00 a.m., and adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Palafoutas, Program Manager, 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; 
telephone (571) 272-9821; or by electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the NMTI 
Nomination Evaluation Committee, chartered to the United States 
Department of Commerce, will meet at the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, Virginia.
    The Secretary of Commerce is responsible for recommending to the 
President prospective NMTI recipients. The NMTI Nomination Evaluation 
Committee evaluates the nominations received pursuant to public 
solicitation

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and makes its recommendations for the Medal to the Secretary. Committee 
members are distinguished experts in the fields of science, technology, 
business, and patent law drawn from both the public and private sectors 
and are appointed by the Secretary for three-year terms.
    The NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee was established in 
accordance with the FACA. The Committee meeting will be closed to the 
public in accordance with the FACA and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), (6) and 
(9)(B), because the discussion of the relative merit of the Medal 
nominations is likely to disclose information of a personal nature that 
would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; 
premature disclosure of the Committee's recommendations would be likely 
to significantly frustrate implementation of the Medal Program; and the 
meeting will include a Department of Commerce Ethics Division 
presentation and question and answer session which may be closed to 
protect the privileged and confidential personal financial information 
of Committee members.
    The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for 
Administration, United States Department of Commerce, formally 
determined on June 6, 2013, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the FACA, that 
the meeting may be closed because Committee members are concerned with 
matters that are within the purview of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), (6) and 
(9)(B). Due to closure of this meeting, copies of any minutes of the 
meeting will not be available. A copy of the determination is available 
for public inspection at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    Dated: June 10, 2013.
Teresa Stanek Rea,
Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting 
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-14184 Filed 6-12-13; 8:45 am]
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