[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2013)]
[Page 52762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20709]



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: Deposit of Biological Materials.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0022.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 2,005 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 2,001 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 1 hour for the average patent applicant respondent 
to collect and submit the necessary deposit information and 
approximately 5 hours for the average depository seeking approval to 
store biological material to gather and submit the necessary approval 
    Needs and Uses: Information on the deposit of biological materials 
in depositories is required for (a) the USPTO determination of 
compliance with 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2) and 112, and 37 CFR 1.801-1.809 and 
1.14, where inventions sought to be patented rely on biological 
material subject to the deposit requirement, including notification to 
the interested public about where to obtain samples of deposits; and 
(b) in compliance with 37 CFR 1.803 to demonstrate that the 
depositories are qualified to store and test the biological material 
submitted to them. This collection is used by the USPTO to determine 
whether or not the applicant has met the requirements of the patent 
regulations. In addition, the USPTO uses this information to determine 
the suitability of a respondent depository based upon administrative 
and technical competence and the depository's agreement to comply with 
the requirements set forth by the USPTO.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
    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-
0022 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 September 25, 2013 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.

    Dated: August 21, 2013.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-20709 Filed 8-23-13; 8:45 am]