[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2019)]
[Pages 1071-1072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-00610]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``International Work 

    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: International Work Sharing.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0079.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO/SB/CSP Survey 1

    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 300 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately between 5 minutes (0.08 hours) and 3 hours to 
complete the information in this collection, including the time to 
gather the necessary information, prepare the forms or documents, and 
submit the completed request to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 462 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $0 per year.
    Needs and Uses: The public who uses this information collection are 
applicants who file applications in the USPTO, JPO, and KIPO. They do 
so in order to participate in the International Work Sharing Program. 
The Program enables its participants to engage in the exchange of IP 
documents between the United States, Japan, and Korea to facilitate 
efficient worldwide patent examinations.
    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 publically 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-
0079 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 

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Director, Office of the Chief Administrative 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 March 4, 2019 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 Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-00610 Filed 1-31-19; 8:45 am]