[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 83 (Tuesday, April 30, 2019)]
[Pages 18266-18267]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08674]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Invention 
Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints''

    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 of 1995.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0044.
    Form Number(s):

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    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 22 respondents per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the complaint, and submit the complaint 
to the USPTO and approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) for an invention 
promoter or promotion firm to prepare and submit a response to a 
    Burden Hours: 8 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $245.50 per year.
    Needs and Uses: The public uses this information collection to 
submit a complaint to the USPTO regarding an invention promoter or 
promotion firm. The USPTO requests responses from the subjects of the 
complaints as required by the Inventors' Rights Act of 1999 and then 
publishes the complaints and responses. To ensure that the public 
provides the minimum information necessary to process the complaint 
under this program, the USPTO provides a form that the public may use 
to submit a complaint. However, the USPTO is not required to enforce 
the provisions of the Inventors' Rights Act, investigate the 
complaints, or participate in any legal proceedings against the 
invention promoter.
    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 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-
0044 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Branch Chief, Office of Administrative Services, 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 May 30, 2019 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officers, 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 Branch Chief, OAS, OCAO, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-08674 Filed 4-29-19; 8:45 am]