[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 228 (Monday, November 28, 2016)]
[Page 85537]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28481]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Deposit of Biological 

    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, Commerce.
    Title: Deposit of Biological Materials.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0022.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Renewal.
    Number of Respondents: 901 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public between 1 hour and 5 hours to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the appropriate form or documents, and submit the 
information to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 905 burden hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $2,674,644.45 per year.
    Needs and Uses: Information on the deposit of biological materials 
in depositories is required for (a) the USPTO determination of 
compliance with 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2) and 112, and 37 CFR 1.801-1.809 and 
1.14, where inventions sought to be patented rely on biological 
material subject to the deposit requirement, including notification to 
the interested public about where to obtain samples of deposits; and 
(b) in compliance with 37 CFR 1.803 to demonstrate that the 
depositories are qualified to store and test the biological material 
submitted to them. This collection is used by the USPTO to determine 
whether or not the applicant has met the requirements of the patent 
regulations. In addition, the USPTO uses this information to determine 
the suitability of a respondent depository based upon administrative 
and technical competence and the depository's agreement to comply with 
the requirements set forth by the USPTO.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Kimberly R. Keravouri, 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-
0022 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 December 28, 2016 to Kimberly R. 
Keravouri, OMB Desk Officer, via email to 
[email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to 
the attention of Kimberly R. Keravouri.

    Dated: November 18, 2016.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, OCIO, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-28481 Filed 11-25-16; 8:45 am]