[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 189 (Friday, September 28, 2018)]
[Page 49069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21212]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Patent 
Reexamination and Supplemental Examinations''

    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: Patent Reexamination and Supplemental Examinations.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0064.
    Form Number(s):


    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 1,540 responses per year.
    Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately between 18 minutes (0.30 hours) to 55 hours to 
gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form or other 
document, and submit the information to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 32,962.50 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $2,747,178 per year.
    Needs and Uses: The public uses this information collection to 
request supplemental examination and reexamination proceedings and to 
ensure that the associated documentation is submitted to the USPTO.
    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 http://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-
0064 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 October 29, 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. 2018-21212 Filed 9-27-18; 8:45 am]