#....System name: Patent Files--Interior, Office of the Solicitor-3.
System location: Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the
Interior, 18th and C Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20240.
Categories of individuals covered by the system: Inventors of
Inventions arising from Government research and development programs;
and applicants for Patents, Trademark Registrations, and Copyright
Categories of records in the system: Certain titles of inventions,
inventor's name, Department of the Interior's docket number, and
Patent and Trademark Offices Serial Numbers and filing dates.
Authority for maintenance of the system: (1) 5 U.S.C. 301; (2) 43
U.S.C. 1457; and (3) 1963 and 1971 President's Patent Policy
Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including
categories of users and the purposes of such uses: The primary uses
of the records are (a) for ongoing retrieval and docketing purposes
and intraoffice management and (b) for the preparation of patent
applications for submission to the U.S. Patent Office. Disclosures
outside the Department of the Interior may be made (1) to the U.S.
Patent Office; (2) to inventors and others directly concerned with
the government funded research and development information concerning
filing dates, serial numbers and patent or trademark registration
numbers; (3) to the U.S. Department of Justice when related to
litigation or anticipated litigation; (4) of information indicating a
violation or potential violation of a statute, regulation, rule,
order or license, to appropriate Federal, State, local or foreign
agencies responsible for investigating or prosecuting the violation
or for enforcing or implementing the statute, rule, regulation, order
Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing,
retaining, and disposing of records in the system:
Storage: Maintained in manual form.
Retrievability: Indexed by inventor's names, docket number, and
Safeguards: Maintained with safeguards meeting the requirements of
43 CFR 2.51.
Retention and disposal: Records will be maintained indefinitely.
System manager(s) and address: Assistant Solicitor, Patents,
Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, 18th and C
Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20240.
Notification procedure: A written request addressed to the System
Manager stating that the requester seeks information concerning
records pertaining to him is required. See 43 CFR 2.60.
Record access procedures: A request for access may be addressed to
the System Manager. The request must be in writing and be signed by
the requester. The request must meet the content requirements of 43
Contesting record procedures: A petition for amendment should be
addressed to the System Manager and must meet the content
requirements of 43 CFR 2.71.
Record source categories: Inventors, contractors, and U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office.
Systems exempted from certain provisions of the act: The Privacy
Act does not entitle an individual to access to information compiled
in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding.