[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 18 (Thursday, January 27, 2011)]
[Page 4873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1731]



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: Third-Party Submissions and Protests (formerly Green 
Technology Pilot Program).
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0062.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 9,350 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 1,225 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public between 7.5 and 10 hours, depending upon the complexity of the 
situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate 
form or documents, and submit the information to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: This information is required by 35 U.S.C. 122(c), 
131 and 151 and administered by the USPTO through 37 CFR 1.99 and 
1.291. This information collection is necessary so that the public may 
(i) make a submission in a published application and (ii) protest a 
pending application.
    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-
0062 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 February 28, 2011 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. 

    Dated: January 24, 2011.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-1731 Filed 1-26-11; 8:45 am]