[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 26, 2017)]
[Page 60971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27685]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Admission To Practice

    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: Admission to Practice.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0012.
    Form Numbers:


    Type of Request: Revision of a currently existing collection.
    Number of Respondents: 19,864 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 3 minutes (0.05 hours) to 7 hours to prepare 
the appropriate form or documents and submit to the USPTO, depending 
upon the instrument used.
    Burden Hours: 21,187.83 hours annually.
    Cost Burden: $1,473,587.72.
    Needs and Uses: The information in this collection is used by the 
OED Director to determine whether the applicant for registration is of 
good moral character and repute; has the necessary legal, scientific, 
and technical qualifications; and is otherwise competent to advise and 
assist applicants in the presentation and prosecution of patent 
    The information supplied by an applicant seeking to apply for the 
examination for registration and/or to request that they be included on 
the Register of Patent Attorneys and Agents is used by the USPTO to 
review applicants for the examination and to determine whether an 
applicant may be added to, or an existing practitioner may remain on, 
the Register of Patent Attorneys and Agents.
    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: 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-
0012 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 25, 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. 2017-27685 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am]