[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 133 (Monday, July 13, 2015)]
[Page 40037]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17056]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Post Patent Public 

    The Department of Commerce 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, Commerce.
    Title: Post Patent Public Submissions.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0067.
    Form Number(s):
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 240.
    Average Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Burden Hours: 2,400.
    Cost Burden: $57.50.
    Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 et seq. to examine an application 
for patent and, when appropriate, issue a patent. The provisions of 35 
U.S.C. 301 and 37 CFR 1.501 govern the ability of a person to submit 
into the file of an issued patent (i) prior art consisting of patents 
or printed publications which the person making the submission believes 
to have a bearing on the patentability of any claim of the patent, and 
(ii) statements of the patent owner filed by the patent owner in a 
proceeding before a Federal court or the USPTO in which the patent 
owner took a position on the scope of any claim of the patent.
    Affected Public: Individuals and housholds; businesses or other 
for-profits; not-for-profit institutions.
    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 reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0067 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
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 August 12, 2015 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: July 1, 2015.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-17056 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]