[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 179 (Thursday, September 17, 2009)]
[Pages 47778-47779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22376]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in order to 
extend the public comment period due to a delay in submission, is 
republishing the Comment Request originally published on August 11, 
2009 (74 FR 40165). This notice announces the intent to submit to the 
Office of 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: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Customer Panel Quality Survey.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0057.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 406 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 2,386 responses.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public approximately 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to complete either the 
paper or the online survey. This includes the time to gather the 
necessary information, respond to the survey, and submit it to the 
    Needs and Uses: Individuals who work at firms that file more than 
six patent applications a year use the Customer Panel Quality Survey to 
provide the USPTO with their perceptions of examination quality. The 
USPTO uses the feedback gathered from the survey to assist them in 
targeting key areas for examination quality improvement and to identify 
important areas for examiner training.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for 
profit; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: [email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publically available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
    * E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``0651-0057 Customer 
Panel Quality Survey copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
    *  Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. Fawcett.

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    * Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Administrative Management Group, U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before October 19, 2009 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at [email protected] or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: September 10, 2009.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Administrative Management Group.
[FR Doc. E9-22376 Filed 9-16-09; 8:45 am]