[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 244 (Thursday, December 21, 2017)]
[Pages 60589-60590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27478]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Patent and 
Trademark Resource Center Metrics''

    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, Commerce.
    Title: Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0068.
    Form Number(s):
     Electronic Worksheet.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 352 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete. This 
includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the 
worksheet, and submit it to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 176 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $0 There are no filing fees or start up, maintenance, 
record keeping, or postage costs associated with this information 

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    Needs and Uses: The participating Patent and Trademark Resource 
Centers (PTRCs) uses this information collection to provide metrics 
pertaining to the use of the patent and trademark services by the 
public, as well as the public outreach efforts of their libraries.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Libraries affiliated 
with the PTRC.
    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 www.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-
0068 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before January 22, 2018 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 and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-27478 Filed 12-20-17; 8:45 am]