[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 184 (Wednesday, September 23, 2015)]
[Page 57347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24142]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Patent Review and 
Derivation Proceedings''

    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: Patent Review and Derivation Proceedings.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0069.
    Form Number(s):
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 11,349 per year.
    Average Minutes per Response: Average response of 128.6 hours, with 
response times ranging from 0.1-165.3 hours.
    Burden Hours: 1,459,184.
    Cost Burden: $60,404,425.50.
    Needs and Uses: The public will use this new information collection 
to petition the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to seek 
institution of, and to participate in, inter partes reviews, post-grant 
reviews, covered business method patent reviews, and derivation 
proceedings. The PTAB will use the information collected under these 
final rulemakings in deciding the various proceedings. The PTAB 
disseminates information that it collects (unless filed under seal) 
through various publications and databases. This information includes 
the filings of the parties and decisions and orders by the Board in 
trials and derivation proceedings.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profit institutions; 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-
0069 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Joseph Rivera, Deputy Director, Office of 
Information Management Services, 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 23, 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: September 16, 2015.
Joseph Rivera,
Deputy Director, Office of Information Management Services, USPTO, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-24142 Filed 9-22-15; 8:45 am]