ACET uses government publications and the Freedom of Information Act to gather information of potential interest to the public from OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and disseminates that information to advance public understanding both of government process and of the effect such process has on technological innovation, intellectual property protection, and economic prosperity. ACET posts its information requests and OIRA’s responses for public review and also publishes on ACET Blog analyses and commentary on such information. Please visit again soon to view new items as they become available.
September 12, 2016. ACET filed complaint against OMB in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for violating the FOIA by unlawfully withholding responsive agency records properly requested by ACET. [Complaint.in Civil Action No. 16-1820].
August 5, 2016. ACET’s second appeal to OMB on the first FOIA Request. [FOIA Appeal No-2016-128].
August 2, 2016. OMB response to the first FOIA Request No. 2016-096, responding to the first three sub-parts of ACET’s request solely by reference to a website, and to the fourth sub-part by stating that there were no responsive records. [Response Letter For16-096].
August 2, 2016. ACET’s third OMB FOIA Request on petitions filed by third parties to OMB under 44 U.S.C. 3517(b) for determination whether certain agency information collections are cognizable under the PRA. [FOIA No. 2016-127].
August 1, 2016. ACET’s second OMB FOIA Request on various PRA agency guidance and on USPTO ICR for Rules in 37 C.F.R. 1.105, 1.129, 1.141-1.146, and MPEP Ch. 800. [FOIA No. 2016-126].
July 20, 2016. ACET’s appeal to OMB on the first FOIA Request for constructively denying ACET’s first FOIA request by failing to respond within the statutory deadline. [Appeal Letter].
June 10, 2016. ACET’s first OMB FOIA Request on various PRA agency guidance and on USPTO ICR for Rules in 37 C.F.R. 1.111, 1.115, 1.116, 1.130-1.132, and for Patent Processing (Updating), OMB Control No. 0651-0031. [FOIA No. 2016-096].