[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 4, 2010)]
[Pages 46910-46911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19103]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will 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: Practitioner Records Maintenance, Disclosure, and Discipline 
Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0017.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 12,330 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 635 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public between 2 and 40 hours, depending upon the complexity of the 
situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare, and submit the 
requirements in this collection.
    Needs and Uses: This information is required by 35 U.S.C. 2, 32 and 
33 and administered by the USPTO through 37 CFR 10.20-10.112 and 37 CFR 
11.19-11.61. The information is used by the Director of the Office of 
Enrollment and Discipline (OED) to investigate and, where appropriate, 
prosecute for violations of the USPTO Code of Professional 
Responsibility. Registered practitioners are mandated to maintain 
proper documentation so that they can fully cooperate with an 
investigation in the event of a report of an alleged violation. There 
are no forms associated with this collection of information.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: [email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0017 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.

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     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. 
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, United States 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 September 3, 2010 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail to [email protected] 
or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-19103 Filed 8-3-10; 8:45 am]