Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints, 47820-47822 [2012-19625]

Download as PDF 47820 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2012 / Notices Dated: July 19, 2012. Zdenka S. Willis, Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System. notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. [FR Doc. 2012–19759 Filed 8–9–12; 8:45 am] The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), together with the Partnership for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Science, will hold a workshop entitled ‘‘Modeling Protogynous Hermaphrodite Fishes.’’ DATES: The workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at RaleighDurham Airport, 1500 RDU Center Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560; telephone: (919) 840–8088. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This workshop will address the need for improved stock assessment approaches for protogynous fish, by bringing together a range of stock assessment and other fisheries scientists to provide an overview of current and innovative methods for assessing protogynous fish, and to discuss data needs and modeling strategies. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Aug 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: August 7, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–19630 Filed 8–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Amendment 24 Workgroup will hold a meeting by teleconference, which is open to the public. DATES: The Workgroup’s teleconference will occur 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: A public listening station will be open for the teleconference at the Pacific Fishery Management Council office, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Small Conference Room, Portland, OR 97220–1384. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council formed the Amendment 24 Workgroup to develop proposals for modifying the process to periodically establish and adjust harvest levels and management measures for the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. The Workgroup met August 1–2, 2012, to develop proposals for the Council to consider in November 2012. During this teleconference the Workgroup will review and discuss a draft of the report to be delivered at the November Council meeting. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 7, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–19631 Filed 8–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0044 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 47821 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2012 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Cathie Kirik, Mail Stop 24, Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272– 8800; or by email to Cathie.Kirik@uspto.gov. Additional information about this collection is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under the Inventors’ Rights Act of 1999, as found in 35 U.S.C. 297 and implemented by 37 CFR Part 4, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is required to provide a forum for the publication of complaints concerning invention promoters and responses from the invention promoters to these complaints. An individual may submit a complaint concerning an invention promoter to the USPTO, which will forward the complaint to the invention promoter for response. The complaints and responses will be published and made available to the public on the USPTO Web site. The USPTO does not investigate these complaints or participate in any legal proceedings against invention promoters or promotion firms. Complaints submitted to the USPTO must identify the name and address of the complainant and the invention promoter or promotion firm, explain the basis for the complaint, and include the signature of the complainant. The identifying information is necessary so that the USPTO can forward the complaint to the invention promoter or promotion firm and also notify the complainant that the complaint has been forwarded. Complainants should understand that the complaints will be forwarded to the invention promoter for response and that the complaint and response will be made available to the public as required by the Inventors’ Rights Act. If the USPTO does not receive a response from the invention promoter, the complaint will still be published without the response. The USPTO does not accept complaints under this program if the complainant requests confidentiality. This information collection includes one form, Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048), which is used by the public to submit a complaint under this program. This form is available for download from the USPTO Web site. Use of this form is not mandatory as long as the complaint includes the necessary information and is clearly marked as a complaint filed under the Inventors’ Rights Act. There is no associated form for submitting responses to the complaints. II. Method of Collection By mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0044. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/2048. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50 responses per year. The USPTO estimates that approximately 60% of these responses will be from small entities. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the form, and submit a complaint to the USPTO and approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for an invention promoter or promotion firm to prepare and submit a response to a complaint. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 18 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $2,968. The USPTO expects that complaints will be prepared by paraprofessionals or independent inventors. Using the average of the paraprofessional rate of $122 per hour and the estimated rate of $30 per hour for independent inventors, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the complaints will be approximately $76 per hour. The USPTO expects that the responses to the complaints will be prepared by attorneys or invention promoters. Using the average of the professional rate of $371 per hour for attorneys in private firms and the estimated rate of $100 per hour for invention promoters, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the responses to the complaints will be approximately $236 per hour. Therefore, the respondent cost burden for this collection is estimated to be $2,968 per year. Estimated time for response (minutes) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048) ......................................................... Responses to the Complaints ..................................................................................................... 15 30 30 20 8 10 Totals .................................................................................................................................... ........................ 50 18 Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $393. The public may incur postage costs when submitting a complaint or a response to a complaint by mail to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that the first-class postage cost for a mailed complaint will be 45 cents. Promotion firms may choose to send responses to complaints using overnight mail service at an Estimated annual responses Item mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES estimated cost of $18.95 per response. Therefore, the total annual (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of postage costs is estimated to be $393 per year. Estimated postage per response Estimated postage costs Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048) ......................................................... Responses to the Complaints ..................................................................................................... 30 20 $0.45 18.95 $14.00 379.00 Totals .................................................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ 393.00 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Aug 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 47822 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2012 / Notices IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 7, 2012. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–19625 Filed 8–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. This action adds services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: September 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Additions On 6/8/2012 (77 FR 34026–34027) and 6/15/2012 (77 FR 35942–35944), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. Jkt 226001 I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will provide the services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to provide the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Accordingly, the following services are added to the Procurement List: AGENCY: 18:02 Aug 09, 2012 Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification End of Certification Procurement List; Additions VerDate Mar<15>2010 After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Services Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, National Weather Service, Ohio River Forecast Center, 1901 S. State Route 134, Wilmington, OH. NPA: Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, Dayton, OH Contracting Activity: Dept of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Norfolk, VA Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), EWR Tower Simulation System (TSS) Room, North Cargo Building 157, Liberty International Airport, 10 Tolar Pl., Newark, NJ. NPA: North Jersey Friendship House, Inc., Hackensack, NJ Contracting Activity: Dept of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Jamaica, NY Service Type/Locations: Custodial Services, Cherry Capital Airport System Support Center, General Aviation Terminal Building, 1220 Airport Access Road, 2nd Floor, Traverse City, MI. Cherry Capital Airport Air Traffic Control Center, 1330 Airport Access Road, Traverse City, MI. NPA: Grand Traverse Industries, Inc., Traverse City, MI Contracting Activity: Dept of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Des Plaines, MI Service Type/Locations: Custodial Service, PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Supply Service Center, Buildings 5 and 14, Perry Point, MD. NPA: Alliance, Inc., Baltimore, MD Contracting Activity: Dept of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Perry Point, MD Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, Aseptic Level, Veterinary Treatment Facility, 413 Myers Street, Shaw AFB, SC. NPA: Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina, Inc., North Charleston, SC Contracting Activity: Dept of the Air Force, FA4803 20 CONS LGCA, Shaw Air Force Base, SC Service Type/Location: Custodial Services, Vandenberg AFB, CA. NPA: Goodwill Industries of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Contracting Activity: Dept of the Air Force, FA4610 30 CONS LGC, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA Service Type/Location: Courier Service, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Chief Counsel (OCC), 1545 Hawkins Boulevard, Suite 275, El Paso, TX. NPA: Training, Rehabilitation, & Development Institute, Inc., San Antonio, TX Contracting Activity: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mission Support Orlando, Orlando, FL Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, MSG Roy P. Benavidez Memorial, U.S. Army Reserve Center (USARC), 6400 Dryer Street, El Paso, TX. NPA: Let’s Go To Work, El Paso, TX Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W6QM MICC–FT Hunter (RC–W), Presidio of Monterey, CA Service Type/Location: Janitorial Service, Corpus Christi Resident Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Southern Area Office (SAO), 1920 N. Chaparral St., Corpus Christi, TX. NPA: Training, Rehabilitation, & Development Institute, Inc., San Antonio, TX Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W076 ENDIST Galveston, Galveston, TX Service Type/Location: Secure Document Destruction Service, Navy Sea Systems (NAVSEA), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) (Offsite: 1611 S. Miller Street, Shelbyville, IN), 300 Highway 361, Building 64, Crane, IN. NPA: Shares Inc., Shelbyville, IN Contracting Activity: Dept of the Navy, NSWC Crane, Crane, IN Service Type/Location: Mailroom Service, National Labor Relations Board, HQ, 1099 14th Street NW., Washington, DC. NPA: Linden Resources, Inc., Arlington, VA Contracting Activity: National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC Service Type/Location: Janitorial Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District, Building 234, 750 West Warehouse Road, Fort Leavenworth, KS. NPA: The Helping Hand of Goodwill E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 155 (Friday, August 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47820-47822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19625]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0044 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Cathie Kirik, Mail Stop 24, Commissioner for 
Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-8800; or by email to 
Cathie.Kirik@uspto.gov. Additional information about this collection is 
also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection 
Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Under the Inventors' Rights Act of 1999, as found in 35 U.S.C. 297 
and implemented by 37 CFR Part 4, the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office (USPTO) is required to provide a forum for the 
publication of complaints concerning invention promoters and responses 
from the invention promoters to these complaints. An individual may 
submit a complaint concerning an invention promoter to the USPTO, which 
will forward the complaint to the invention promoter for response. The 
complaints and responses will be published and made available to the 
public on the USPTO Web site. The USPTO does not investigate these 
complaints or participate in any legal proceedings against invention 
promoters or promotion firms.
    Complaints submitted to the USPTO must identify the name and 
address of the complainant and the invention promoter or promotion 
firm, explain the basis for the complaint, and include the signature of 
the complainant. The identifying information is necessary so that the 
USPTO can forward the complaint to the invention promoter or promotion 
firm and also notify the complainant that the complaint has been 
forwarded. Complainants should understand that the complaints will be 
forwarded to the invention promoter for response and that the complaint 
and response will be made available to the public as required by the 
Inventors' Rights Act. If the USPTO does not receive a response from 
the invention promoter, the complaint will still be published without 
the response. The USPTO does not accept complaints under this program 
if the complainant requests confidentiality.
    This information collection includes one form, Complaint Regarding 
Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048), which is used by the public to submit 
a complaint under this program. This form is available for download 
from the USPTO Web site. Use of this form is not mandatory as long as 
the complaint includes the necessary information and is clearly marked 
as a complaint filed under the Inventors' Rights Act. There is no 
associated form for submitting responses to the complaints.

II. Method of Collection

    By mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the USPTO.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0044.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/2048.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50 responses per year. The USPTO 
estimates that approximately 60% of these responses will be from small 
entities.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the form, and submit a complaint to the 
USPTO and approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for an invention 
promoter or promotion firm to prepare and submit a response to a 
complaint.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 18 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $2,968. The USPTO 
expects that complaints will be prepared by paraprofessionals or 
independent inventors. Using the average of the paraprofessional rate 
of $122 per hour and the estimated rate of $30 per hour for independent 
inventors, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the 
complaints will be approximately $76 per hour. The USPTO expects that 
the responses to the complaints will be prepared by attorneys or 
invention promoters. Using the average of the professional rate of $371 
per hour for attorneys in private firms and the estimated rate of $100 
per hour for invention promoters, the USPTO estimates that the average 
rate for preparing the responses to the complaints will be 
approximately $236 per hour. Therefore, the respondent cost burden for 
this collection is estimated to be $2,968 per year.

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                                                                  Estimated time     Estimated       Estimated
                              Item                                 for response       annual       annual burden
                                                                     (minutes)       responses         hours
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Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048)............              15              30               8
Responses to the Complaints.....................................              30              20              10
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    Totals......................................................  ..............              50              18
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $393. The 
public may incur postage costs when submitting a complaint or a 
response to a complaint by mail to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that 
the first-class postage cost for a mailed complaint will be 45 cents. 
Promotion firms may choose to send responses to complaints using 
overnight mail service at an estimated cost of $18.95 per response. 
Therefore, the total annual (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this 
collection in the form of postage costs is estimated to be $393 per 
year.

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                                                                     Estimated       Estimated
                              Item                                    annual        postage per      Estimated
                                                                     responses       response      postage costs
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Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048)............              30           $0.45          $14.00
Responses to the Complaints.....................................              20           18.95          379.00
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    Totals......................................................  ..............  ..............          393.00
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IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: August 7, 2012.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-19625 Filed 8-9-12; 8:45 am]
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