[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 173 (Monday, September 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 53174]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21274]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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: Admittance to Practice.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0012.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 34,773 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 21,860 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 3 minutes (0.05 hours) to 40 hours to prepare the 
appropriate form or documents and submit to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: The OED director uses the information in this 
collection to determine whether the applicate is of good moral 
character and repute; has the necessary legal, scientific, and 
technical qualifications; and is otherwise competent to advise and 
assist applicants in the presentation and prosecution of patent 
applications.
    The USPTO uses applicate information in determining whether an 
applicant may be added to, or an existing practitioner may remain on, 
the Register of Patent Attorneys and Agents.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    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 
www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0012 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Margaret McElrath, Deputy Director, Office of 
Information Management Services, 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 8, 2014 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: September 2, 2014.
Margaret McElrath,
Deputy Director, Office of Information Management Services, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-21274 Filed 9-5-14; 8:45 am]
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