[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 25, 2013)]
[Pages 59007-59008]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23294]



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: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 1,431 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 2,294 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public between 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to 4 hours to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the appropriate petition, and submit the 
petition to the USPTO, depending on the complexity of the situation.
    Needs and Uses: This information is required by 35 U.S.C. 181-188 
and administered by the USPTO through 37 CFR 5.1-5.22 and 1.17. This 
collection includes the information needed by the USPTO to review the 
various types of petitions regarding secrecy orders and to issue or 
revoke foreign filing licenses. Responses to this information 
collection is necessary to obtain a permit to disclose, modify or 
rescind a secrecy order; to obtain general or group permits; to obtain 
foreign filing licenses, including retroactive foreign filing licenses; 
or to change the scope of a license.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits or 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

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through the Information Collection Review page at www.reginfo.gov.
    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 October 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. 

    Dated: September 20, 2013.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-23294 Filed 9-24-13; 8:45 am]