[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 17, 2018)]
[Pages 16833-16834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08020]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Public Key 
Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form''

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposals 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: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0045.
    Form Number(s):

    Type of Request: Regular.

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    Number of Respondents: 3,825 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to read the 
instructions and subscriber agreement, gather the necessary 
information, prepare the Certificate Action Form, and submit the 
completed request.
    Needs and Uses:
    This information collection covers the Certificate Action Form 
(PTO-2042), which is used by the public to request a new digital 
certificate, revoke a current certificate, or recover a lost or 
corrupted certificate. Customers may also change the name listed on the 
certificate or associate the certificate with one or more Customer 
Numbers. A Customer Number allows an applicant to associate all 
correspondence and USPTO actions regarding multiple patent applications 
to a single address and name. The Certificate Action Form must include 
a notarized signature in order to verify the identity of the 
application. The Certificate Action Form has an accompanying subscriber 
agreement to ensure that customers understand their obligations 
regarding the use of the digital certificates and cryptographic 
software. When generating a new certificate, customers also register to 
receive a set of seven codes that will enable customers to recover a 
lost certificate online without having to contact USPTO support staff.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[email protected]. Once submitted, this 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-
0045 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 May 17, 2018 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected] 
or by fax to 202-395-5197, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 

Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the 
Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-08020 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]