[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 152 (Monday, August 9, 2010)]
[Pages 47770-47771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19612]



United States 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: Secrecy and License to Export.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0034.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 1,538 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 1,794 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public between 30 minutes (0.5 hours) and 4 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. 181-188 
and administered by the USPTO through 37 CFR 5.1-5.33 and 1.17. This 
collection includes the information needed by the USPTO to review and 
issue or revoke the various types of petitions regarding secrecy orders 
and foreign filing licenses. Response to this information collection is 
necessary to obtain a permit to disclose, modify or rescind a secrecy 
order; to obtain general or group

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permits; to obtain foreign filing and retroactive licenses; or to 
change the scope of a license.
    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-
0034 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     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 8, 2010 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. 

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-19612 Filed 8-6-10; 8:45 am]