[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 241 (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)]
[Pages 78198-78199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31585]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``International Work 

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) 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: International Work Sharing.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0079.
    Form Number(s):
     PTO/SB/CSP Survey 1
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 900.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 

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public between 5 minutes (.08 hours) and 3 hours, depending upon the 
complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, 
prepare for submission, and submit a single item in this collection.
    Burden Hours: 1533.33.
    Cost Burden: $0.
    Needs and Uses: This information collection is necessary so that 
applicants that file applications with the USPTO, Japan Patent Office, 
and Korean Intellectual Property Office may participate in the 
International Work Sharing Program. The Program enables its 
participants to engage in the exchange of IP documents between the 
patent offices of the United States, Japan, and Korea in order to 
facilitate efficient worldwide patent examinations.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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-
0079 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 January 15, 2016 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. 

Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-31585 Filed 12-15-15; 8:45 am]