[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2018)]
[Pages 34833-34834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15611]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Third-Party 
Submissions and Protests

    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.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Third-Party Submissions and Protests.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0062.
    Form Number(s):


    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 1,450 responses.

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    Average Hours per Response: 14,500 hours.
    Cost Burden: $74,160.
    Needs and Uses: The public uses this information collection to 
contribute submissions and protests to the quality of issued patents. 
The USPTO will use this information, as appropriate, during the patent 
examination process to assist in evaluating the patent application.
    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.regino.gov. Follow 
the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0062 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent 
Legal Administration, 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 August 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,
Director, Records & Information Governance Division (RIGD), Office of 
the Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-15611 Filed 7-20-18; 8:45 am]