[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 234 (Friday, December 5, 1997)]
[Pages 64352-64353]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-31881]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of

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Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for 
collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).
    Title: Statutory Invention Registration.
    Form Number(s): Agency--PTO/SB/94.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0036.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 34 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 85.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: 24 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: When a person invents something solely for personal 
use, the inventor can register a ``statutory invention'' and have it 
published. Once published, it cannot be claimed by another person. The 
information provided by an inventor is used to determine if a statutory 
invention request should be granted.
    Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit 
organizations, non-profit institutions, farms, Federal agencies or 
employees, and state, local, or tribal agencies or employees.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    OMB Desk Officer: Maya A. Bernstein, (202) 395-3785.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Linda Engelmeier, DOC Forms Clearance Officer, 
(202) 482-3272, Department of Commerce, Room 5327, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication to Maya A. 
Bernstein, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, 
725 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503.

    Dated: December 1, 1997.
Linda Engelmeier,
Department Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 97-31881 Filed 12-4-97; 8:45 am]