[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 19 (Monday, January 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4035-4036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01609]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Representative and 
Address Provisions''

    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: Representative and Address Provisions.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0035.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO/AIA/80
 PTO/AIA/81
 PTO/AIA/81A
 PTO/AIA/81B
 PTO/AIA/82A
 PTO/AIA/82B
 PTO/AIA/122
 PTO/AIA/123
 PTO/SB/80
 PTO/SB/81
 PTO/SB/81A
 PTO/SB/81B
 PTO/SB/81C
 PTO/SB/83
 PTO/SB84
 PTO/SB/122
 PTO/SB/123
 PTO/SB/124
 PTO/SB/125
 PTO-2248

    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 501,905 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately between 3 minutes (0.05 hours) and 90 minutes 
(1.5 hours) to submit the information in this collection, including the 
time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form 
or document, and submit the completed request to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 28,479.25 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $13,950.74 per year.
    Needs and Uses: The public uses this information collection to 
grant or revoke power of attorney, to withdraw as attorney or agent of 
record, to authorize a practitioner to act in a representative 
capacity, to change a correspondence address, to request a Customer 
Number, and to change the data associated with a Customer Number. This 
collection is necessary so that the USPTO knows who is authorized to 
take action in an application, patent, or reexamination proceeding and 
where to send correspondence regarding an application, patent, or 
reexamination proceeding.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[email protected]eop.gov.

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    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-
0035 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 
22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before February 28, 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. 
Fraser.

Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-01609 Filed 1-26-18; 8:45 am]
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