[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)]
[Pages 67339-67340]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26943]



Patent and Trademark Office

Initial Patent Applications

ACTION: Proposed collection; Extension of Comment Period.


SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
extends the current 60-Day Federal Register comment period for 0651-
0032 and invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on the revision of a continuing information 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 16, 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0032 comment'' 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.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal 
Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by 
telephone at 571-272-7728; or by email to [email protected]. 
Additional information about this collection is also available at 
http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 1, 2013 (78 FedReg 60256), the 
USPTO published a request for comments for the revision of a currently 
approved collection (0651-0032). The USPTO is extending that 60-day 
public comment period. Comments were due on or before December 2, 2013 
but the comment period is now extended to December 16, 2013. Comments 
must be received on or before December 16, 2013.

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    Comments submitted will be summarized and/or included in the 
USPTO's request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.
    The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of 
the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.

    Dated: November 6, 2013.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-26943 Filed 11-8-13; 8:45 am]