[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)]
[Pages 76387-76388]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31353]



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. 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Statutory Invention Registration.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/94.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0036.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 4 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 8 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO expects that it will take the 
public approximately 24 minutes (0.40 hours) to gather the necessary 
information, create the document, and submit the completed request.
    Needs and Uses: 35 U.S.C. 157, administered by the USPTO through 37 
CFR 1.293-1.297, authorizes the USPTO to publish a statutory invention 
registration containing the specifications and drawings of a regularly 
filed application for a patent without examination, providing the 
applicant meets all the requirements for printing, waives the right to 
receive a United States patent on the invention claimed in the 
identified patent application within a certain period of time 
prescribed by the USPTO, and pays all application, publication, and 
other processing fees.
    The America Invents Act, Public Law 112-29, was enacted September 
16, 2011. It calls for the repeal of Statutory Invention Registration 
18 months after the enactment of the Act. The USPTO, therefore, will 
request renewal for this collection based upon the impending 
requirement for discontinuation in early 2013.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: [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:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0036 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     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 January 6, 2012 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], or by fax to (202) 395-5167, marked to the 
attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.

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    Dated: December 2, 2011.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-31353 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]