[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 36 (Thursday, February 25, 2021)]
[Pages 11507-11508]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-03847]



Patent and Trademark Office

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of 
publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this 
information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on December 17, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 

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    Title: Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0068.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 90 respondents per year.
    Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete a 
response, depending on the complexity of the particular item. This 
includes the time to gather the necessary information, create the 
documents, and submit the completed request to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 180 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0.
    Needs and Uses: The participating Patent and Trademark Resource 
Centers (PTRCs) uses this information collection to provide metrics 
pertaining to the use of patent and trademark services by the public, 
as well as the public outreach efforts of their libraries.
    Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, or Tribal 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of 
Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the information collection or 
the OMB Control Number 0651-0068.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0068 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2021-03847 Filed 2-24-21; 8:45 am]