Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patent Law Treaty, 74774 [2016-25949]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 74774 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. Title: Post Allowance and Refiling. OMB Control Number: 0651–0033. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/44/50/51/ 51S/52/53/56/141, PTO/AIA/05/06/07, and PTOL–85B. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 379,600 response. Estimated Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public from 12 minutes (0.20 hours) to 5 hours to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form or document, and submit the information to the USPTO. Burden Hours: 207,065 burden hours. Cost Burden: $35,734,150.00. Needs and Uses: This collection of information encompasses the action an applicant must take to submit an issue fee payment to the USPTO. The USPTO is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 and 151 to examine applications and, when appropriate, allow applications and issue them as patents. When an application for a patent is allowed by the USPTO, the USPTO issues a notice of allowance and the applicant must pay the specified issue fee (including the publication fee, if applicable) within three months to avoid abandonment of the application. If the appropriate fees are paid within the proper time period, the USPTO can then issue the patent. If the fees are not paid within the designated time period, the application is abandoned. The rules outlining the procedures for payment of the issue fee and issuance of a patent are found at 37 CFR 1.18 and 1.311–1.317. This collection of information also encompasses several actions that may be taken after issuance of a patent. A certificate of correction may be requested to correct an error or errors in the patent. If the USPTO determines that the request should be approved, the USPTO will issue a certificate of correction. For an original patent that is believed to be wholly or partly inoperative or invalid, the assignee(s) or inventor(s) may apply for reissue of the patent, which entails several formal requirements, including provision of an oath or declaration specifically identifying at least one error being relied upon as the basis for reissue and stating the reason for the belief that the original patent is wholly or partially inoperative or invalid. The rules outlining these procedures are found at 37 CFR 1.171–1.178 and 1.322–1.325. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 OMB Desk Officer: Kimberly Keravuori, email: Kimberly_R_ Keravuori@omb.eop.gov. 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: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0073 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 November 28, 2016 to Kimberly Keravuori, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Kimberly_R_Keravuori@ omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395– 5167, marked to the attention of Kimberly Keravuori. Dated: October 20, 2016. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25950 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patent Law Treaty 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, Commerce. Title: Patent Law Treaty. OMB Control Number: 0651–0073. Form Number(s): No form numbers. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) to complete the information in this collection, including the time it takes for reading the instructions for the forms, gathering the necessary information, completing the forms, and submitting them to the USPTO. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Burden Hours: 500 burden hours. Cost Burden: $748,064.50. Needs and Uses: The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) amends the patent laws to implement the provisions of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) in title II. The PLT harmonizes and streamlines formal procedures pertaining to the filing and processing of patent applications. As covered in the final rule titled, ‘‘Changes to Implement the Patent Law Treaty’’ (RIN 0651–AC85), the USPTO adopted the rules of practice for consistency with the PLT and title II of the PLTIA. The information in this collection relates to the petitions for restoration that may be filed in accordance with the revised rules. The information in this collection can be submitted electronically through EFS-Web, the USPTO’s Web-based electronic filing system, as well as on paper. The USPTO is therefore accounting for both electronic and paper submissions in this collection. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Kimberly Keravuori, email: Kimberly_R_ Keravuori@omb.eop.gov. 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: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0073 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 November 28, 2016 to Kimberly Keravuori, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Kimberly_R_Keravuori@ omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395– 5167, marked to the attention of Kimberly Keravuori. Dated: October 20, 2016. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25949 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 208 (Thursday, October 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patent Law Treaty

    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, Commerce.
    Title: Patent Law Treaty.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0073.
    Form Number(s): No form numbers.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it 
will take approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) to complete the information 
in this collection, including the time it takes for reading the 
instructions for the forms, gathering the necessary information, 
completing the forms, and submitting them to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 500 burden hours.
    Cost Burden: $748,064.50.
    Needs and Uses: The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 
(PLTIA) amends the patent laws to implement the provisions of the 
Patent Law Treaty (PLT) in title II. The PLT harmonizes and streamlines 
formal procedures pertaining to the filing and processing of patent 
applications.
    As covered in the final rule titled, ``Changes to Implement the 
Patent Law Treaty'' (RIN 0651-AC85), the USPTO adopted the rules of 
practice for consistency with the PLT and title II of the PLTIA. The 
information in this collection relates to the petitions for restoration 
that may be filed in accordance with the revised rules.
    The information in this collection can be submitted electronically 
through EFS-Web, the USPTO's Web-based electronic filing system, as 
well as on paper. The USPTO is therefore accounting for both electronic 
and paper submissions in this collection.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Kimberly Keravuori, email: 
Kimberly_R_Keravuori@omb.eop.gov.
    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: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0073 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 November 28, 2016 to Kimberly 
Keravuori, OMB Desk Officer, via email to 
Kimberly_R_Keravuori@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to 
the attention of Kimberly Keravuori.

    Dated: October 20, 2016.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-25949 Filed 10-26-16; 8:45 am]
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