Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patents External Quality Survey, 78199 [2015-31586]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 241 / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES public between 5 minutes (.08 hours) and 3 hours, depending upon the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare for submission, and submit a single item in this collection. Burden Hours: 1533.33. Cost Burden: $0. Needs and Uses: This information collection is necessary so that applicants that file applications with the USPTO, Japan Patent Office, and Korean Intellectual Property Office may participate in the International Work Sharing Program. The Program enables its participants to engage in the exchange of IP documents between the patent offices of the United States, Japan, and Korea in order to facilitate efficient worldwide patent examinations. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 ‘‘0651–0079 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 January 15, 2016 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. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–31585 Filed 12–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Dec 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patents External Quality Survey 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 (USPTO). Title: Patents External Quality Survey. OMB Control Number: 0651–0057. Form Number(s): • No forms associated Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 3,100. Average Minutes per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public 10 minutes (.17 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare for submission, and submit a single item in this collection. Burden Hours: 516.67. Cost Burden: $0. Needs and Uses: Individuals who work at firms that file more than six patent applications a year use the Patents External Quality Survey to provide their perceptions of examination quality to the USPTO. The USPTO uses the feedback gathered from the survey to assist them in targeting key areas for examination quality improvement and to identify important areas for examiner training. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Semi-annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 ‘‘0651–0057 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78199 information collection should be sent on or before January 15, 2016 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. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–31586 Filed 12–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army [Docket ID USA–2015–HQ–0037] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 15, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form and OMB Number: Army Sex Offender Information; Department of the Army Form 3975; OMB Control Number 0702– 0128. Type of Request: Reinstatement. Number of Respondents: 550. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 550. Average Burden per Response: 20 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 183. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain and record the sex offender registration information of those sex offenders who live, work or go to school on Army installations. Respondents are any convicted sex offender required to register pursuant to any DoD, Army, State government, law, regulation, or policy where they are employed, reside, or are a student. The information collected is used by Army law enforcement to ensure the sex offender is compliant with any court order restrictions. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 241 (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-31586]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patents External 
Quality Survey

    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 (USPTO).
    Title: Patents External Quality Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0057.
    Form Number(s):
     No forms associated
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 3,100.
    Average Minutes per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public 10 minutes (.17 hours) to gather the necessary information, 
prepare for submission, and submit a single item in this collection.
    Burden Hours: 516.67.
    Cost Burden: $0.
    Needs and Uses: Individuals who work at firms that file more than 
six patent applications a year use the Patents External Quality Survey 
to provide their perceptions of examination quality to the USPTO. The 
USPTO uses the feedback gathered from the survey to assist them in 
targeting key areas for examination quality improvement and to identify 
important areas for examiner training.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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-
0057 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 January 15, 2016 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.

Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-31586 Filed 12-15-15; 8:45 am]
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