Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Patent Reexaminations and Supplemental Examinations”, 38178 [2015-16294]

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[FR Doc. 2015–16326 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ‘‘Patent Reexaminations and Supplemental Examinations’’ The Department of Commerce 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: Patent Reexaminations and Supplemental Examinations. OMB Control Number: 0651–0064. Form Number(s): • PTO/SB/57 • PTO/SB/59 Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 4,170 responses per year. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public, on average, 27.65 hours to complete the various instruments in this collection (from 0.30 hours [18 minutes] to 55 hours, depending on the instrument used). Burden Hours: 95,290 hours. Cost Burden: $929.80. Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 and 151 to examine applications and, when appropriate, allow applications and issue them as patents. Chapter 30 of Title 35 U.S.C. provides that any person at any time may file a request for reexamination by the USPTO of any claim of a patent on the basis of prior art patents or printed publications. Once initiated, the reexamination proceedings under Chapter 30 are substantially ex parte and do not permit input from third VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 parties. The rules outlining ex parte reexaminations are found at 37 CFR 1.510–1.570. 35 U.S.C. 257 permits a patent owner to request supplemental examination of a patent by the USPTO to consider, reconsider, or correct information believed to be relevant to the patent. The rules outlining supplemental examination are found at 37 CFR 1.601–1.625. The public uses this information collection to request ex parte reexamination and supplemental examination, to prosecute reexamination proceedings, and to ensure that the associated documentation is submitted to the USPTO. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through reginfo.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


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

    The Department of Commerce 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: Patent Reexaminations and Supplemental Examinations.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0064.
    Form Number(s):
     PTO/SB/57
     PTO/SB/59
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 4,170 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public, on average, 27.65 hours to complete the various instruments 
in this collection (from 0.30 hours [18 minutes] to 55 hours, depending 
on the instrument used).
    Burden Hours: 95,290 hours.
    Cost Burden: $929.80.
    Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 and 151 to examine applications 
and, when appropriate, allow applications and issue them as patents. 
Chapter 30 of Title 35 U.S.C. provides that any person at any time may 
file a request for reexamination by the USPTO of any claim of a patent 
on the basis of prior art patents or printed publications. Once 
initiated, the reexamination proceedings under Chapter 30 are 
substantially ex parte and do not permit input from third parties. The 
rules outlining ex parte reexaminations are found at 37 CFR 1.510-
1.570. 35 U.S.C. 257 permits a patent owner to request supplemental 
examination of a patent by the USPTO to consider, reconsider, or 
correct information believed to be relevant to the patent. The rules 
outlining supplemental examination are found at 37 CFR 1.601-1.625.
    The public uses this information collection to request ex parte 
reexamination and supplemental examination, to prosecute reexamination 
proceedings, and to ensure that the associated documentation is 
submitted to the USPTO.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0064 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
Office of the Chief Information 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 August 3, 2015 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov, 
or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 
Fraser.

    Dated: June 25, 2015.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
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