Post Allowance and Refiling, 61600-61602 [2019-24617]

Download as PDF 61600 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices regional hubs are operating efficiently and which programs need additional support by ascertaining the effectiveness of each individual regional hub with respect to their matchmaking efforts. Additionally, USPTO is proposing to revise the existing information collection to gather information regarding gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. Each regional hub will be requesting demographic information for those seeking assistance that will be self-identified by the applicant. This requested standardized demographic information will be part of the overall application materials that each independent inventor fills out when seeking pro bono assistance. This information will also be used to help determine the extent to which the pro bono program is helping women, minorities, and veterans apply for patents. II. Method of Collection This survey will be conducted electronically through a web form created to support this survey. IC No. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0082. IC Instruments and Forms: The individual instrument in this collection, as well as its associated form, is listed in the table below. Type of Review: Extension of an existing information collection. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1106 total respondents. An estimated 20 regional hubs will provide quarterly responses to USPTO (the PBAC Administrator Survey). This results in 80 responses from regional hubs per year. In addition, an estimated 1026 applicants will provide demographic data in their applications directly to the regional hubs as part of their individual applications for pro bono assistance, resulting in 1026 responses from applicants per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take two hours to complete the PBAC Administrator Survey, including time Information collection instrument needed to gather the necessary information, enter it into the information collection instrument, and submit it. The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately one minute for applicants to answer the demographic questions. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 177.10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $8,866.44.00. The USPTO expects that regional program administrators will complete these applications. The professional hourly rate for a regional program administrator is $50.11. The rate for administrators (BLS 11–0000) is based the BLS 2018 National Occupation and Employment and Wage Estimates. The hourly rate for the demographic survey uses the estimated rate for independent inventors (the average of mean rates for Engineers and Scientists). Using this hourly rate, the USPTO estimates that the total respondent cost burden for this collection is $8,866.44.00 per year. Estimated time for response (minutes) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Rate ($/hr) Totals (a) (b) ((a × (b) / 60) = (c) (d) (c × d) = (e) 1 .................... 2 .................... Regional Program Administrator Survey ............ Demographic survey ........................................... 120 1 80 1,026 160 17.1 $50.11 49.64 $8,017.60 848.84 Total ....... ............................................................................. .................. 1,106 177.1 .................. 8,866.44 Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $26,666.66. There is a startup cost for each regional hub to update their data collection form to capture demographic data. The USPTO estimates that each regional hub (20) will require, on average, $4,000.00 to update their web collection form. A total one-time cost of $80,000.00 is annualized over a three (3) year collection period, for an annual cost of $26,666.66. There are no maintenance, or operating fees associated with this collection, nor are there postage costs, filing fees, or processing fees. IV. Request for Comments Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. USPTO invites public comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 (b) Accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Marcie Lovett, Director, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, USPTO. [FR Doc. 2019–24618 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Post Allowance and Refiling Notice of renewal of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651–0033 (Post Allowance and Refiling). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0033 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 61601 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–7728; or by email to Raul.Tamayo@uspto.gov. Additional information about this collection is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information covers the submission of issue fee payments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (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 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 (applicant may petition the Director to accept a delayed payment and revive the application with a statement that the delay was unintentional; the Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned Unintentionally (Form IC No. II. Method of Collection By mail, facsimile, hand delivery, or electronically to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0033. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/44/50/51/ 51S/52/53/56/141, PTO/AIA/05/06/07, and PTOL–85B. Item 1 ......................... 2 ......................... 9 ......................... 10 ....................... Certificate of Correction (PTO/SB/44) ................... Petition to Correct Assignee After Payment of Issue Fee (37 CFR 3.81(b)) (PTO/SB/141). Reissue Documentation ......................................... Reissue Patent Application Transmittal (PTO/SB/ 50)Office (RO/US) (PTO–1382). Reissue Application Declaration by the Inventor or the Assignee (PTO/SB/51/52 and PTO/AIA/05/ 06) or Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Reissue Patent Application (35 U.S.C. § 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64) (PTO/ AIA/07). Supplemental Declaration for Reissue Patent Application to Correct ‘‘Errors’’ Statement (37 CFR 1.175) (PTO/SB/51S). Reissue Application: Consent of Assignee; Statement of Non-assignment (PTO/SB/53). Reissue Application Fee Transmittal Form (PTO/ SB/56). Issue Fee Transmittal (PTOL–85B) ....................... Issue Fee Transmittal (electronic) (PTOL–85B) .... Totals .......... ................................................................................ 3 ......................... 4 ......................... 5 ......................... 6 ......................... 7 ......................... 8 ......................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 392,149 responses per year. The USPTO estimates that approximately 25% (98,037) of these responses will be from small entities (22%) and micro entities (3%). Estimated Time 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. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 213,789.50 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $37,691,207.50. The USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by attorneys at an estimated rate of $438 per hour, except for the Issue Fee Transmittal, which will be prepared by paraprofessionals at an estimated rate of $125 per hour. The attorney rates are found in the 2017 Report of the Economic Survey of the America Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). The paraprofessional rate is found in the 2016 National Utilization and Compensation Survey Report published by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be approximately $37,691,207.50 per year. PTO/SB/64) is approved under information collection 0651–0031). The rules outlining the procedures for payment of the issue fee and issuance of a patent are found at 37 CFR 1.18 and 1.311–1.317. This collection of information also covers several transactions that may be taken after issuance of a patent, pursuant to Chapter 25 of Title 35 U.S.C. A certificate of correction may be requested to correct an error or errors in the patent. If the USPTO determines that the request should be approved, the USPTO will issue a certificate of correction. For an original patent that is believed to be wholly or partly inoperative or invalid, the original patentee, or the current patent owner if there has been a subsequent assignment, may apply for reissue of the patent, which entails several formal requirements, including provision of an oath or declaration specifically identifying at least one error being relied upon as the basis for reissue and stating the reason for the belief that the original patent is wholly or partly inoperative or invalid (e.g., a defective specification or drawing, or claiming more or less than the patentee had the right to claim in the patent). The rules outlining these procedures are found at 37 CFR 1.171–1.178 and 1.322–1.325. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Estimated time for response (hr) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Rate ($/hr) Total cost burden ($/hr) (a) (b) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) (c) × (d) = (e) 1 .................................. 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 29,000 800 29,000.00 400.00 $438.00 438.00 $12,702,000.00 175,200.00 5 .................................. 0.20 (12 minutes) ....... 900 900 4,500.00 180.00 438.00 438.00 1,971,000.00 78,840.00 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 1,150 575.00 438.00 251,850.00 0.30 (18 minutes) ....... 50 15.00 438.00 6,570.00 0.20 (12 minutes) ....... 950 190.00 438.00 83,220.00 0.20 (12 minutes) ....... 900 180.00 438.00 78,840.00 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 35,750 321,749 17,875.00 160,874.50 125.00 125.00 2,234,375.00 20,109,312.50 ..................................... 392,149 213,789.50 ........................ 37,691,207.50 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 61602 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $305,708,615. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, or recordkeeping costs IC No. 1 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3, 4 ................. associated with this information collection. However, this collection does have annual (non-hour) costs in the form of filing fees and postage costs. Information collection instrument 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 3 ..................... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... 9, 10 ............... Certificate of correction ................................................................................. Basic filing fee—Reissue (Large entity) ........................................................ Basic filing fee—Reissue (Small entity) ........................................................ Basic filing fee—Reissue (Micro entity) ........................................................ Reissue Search Fee (Large entity) ............................................................... Reissue Search Fee (Small entity) ............................................................... Reissue Search Fee (Micro entity) ............................................................... Reissue independent claims in excess of three (Large entity) ..................... Reissue independent claims in excess of three (Small entity) ..................... Reissue independent claims in excess of three (Micro entity) ..................... Reissue claims in excess of 20 (Large entity) .............................................. Reissue claims in excess of 20 (Small entity) .............................................. Reissue claims in excess of 20 (Micro entity) .............................................. Reissue Application Size Fee—for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets (Large entity). Reissue Application Size Fee—for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets (Small entity). Reissue Application Size Fee—for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets (Micro entity). Reissue Examination Fee (Large entity) ....................................................... Reissue Examination Fee (Small entity) ....................................................... Reissue Examination Fee (Micro entity) ....................................................... Utility issue fee (Large entity) ....................................................................... Utility issue fee (Small entity) ........................................................................ Utility issue fee (Micro entity) ........................................................................ Design issue fee (Large entity) ..................................................................... Design issue fee (Small entity) ..................................................................... Design issue fee (Micro entity) ..................................................................... Plant issue fee (Large entity) ........................................................................ Plant issue fee (Small entity) ........................................................................ Plant issue fee (Micro entity) ........................................................................ Reissue issue fee (Large entity) ................................................................... Reissue issue fee (Small entity) ................................................................... Reissue issue fee (Micro entity) .................................................................... Total ........ ........................................................................................................................ 3, 4 ................. 3, 4 ................. Postage Costs: Customers may also incur postage costs when submitting the information in this collection by the USPTO by mail. The USPTO estimates the average USPS Priority Mail postage cost for a legal flat rate envelop is estimated to be $7.65 and that approximately 1% (3,755) of the submissions will be mailed to the USPTO per year, for a total estimated postage cost of $28,725 per year. The total annual (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection is estimated to be approximately $305,708,615 per year. IV. Request for Comments Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. USPTO invites public comments on: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filing Fees: There are filing fees associated with this collection. The items with filing fees are listed in the table below. Estimated annual responses Filing fee ($) Total non-hour cost burden (yr) (a) (b) (a) × (b) = (c) 10,395 672 225 11 669 226 11 694 228 10 5,374 1,588 82 41 $150.00 300.00 150.00 75.00 660.00 330.00 165.00 460.00 230.00 115.00 100.00 50.00 25.00 400.00 $1,559,250.00 201,600.00 33,750.00 825.00 441,540.00 74,580.00 1,815.00 319,240.00 52,440.00 1,150.00 537,400.00 79,400.00 2,050.00 16,400.00 9 200.00 1,800.00 1 100.00 100.00 670 222 11 248,775 63,994 7,952 16,668 12,415 2,586 768 650 15 463 132 2 2,200.00 1,100.00 550.00 1,000.00 500.00 250.00 700.00 350.00 175.00 800.00 400.00 200.00 1,000.00 500.00 250.00 1,474,000.00 244,200.00 6,050.00 248,775,000.00 31,997,000.00 1,988,000.00 11,667,600.00 4,345,250.00 452,550.00 614,400.00 260,000.00 3,000.00 463,000.00 66,000.00 500.00 375,559 ........................ 305,679,890 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Marcie Lovett, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Records and Information Governance Branch, USPTO. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Post Allowance and Refiling

ACTION: Notice of renewal of information collection; request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on 
the extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0033 (Post 
Allowance and Refiling).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0033 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Branch, Office

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of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark 
Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of 
Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-7728; 
or by email to [email protected]. Additional information about this 
collection is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under 
``Information Collection Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This collection of information covers the submission of issue fee 
payments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (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 
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 (applicant may petition the 
Director to accept a delayed payment and revive the application with a 
statement that the delay was unintentional; the Petition for Revival of 
an Application for Patent Abandoned Unintentionally (Form PTO/SB/64) is 
approved under information collection 0651-0031). 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 covers several transactions 
that may be taken after issuance of a patent, pursuant to Chapter 25 of 
Title 35 U.S.C. 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 original patentee, or the current 
patent owner if there has been a subsequent assignment, 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 
partly inoperative or invalid (e.g., a defective specification or 
drawing, or claiming more or less than the patentee had the right to 
claim in the patent). The rules outlining these procedures are found at 
37 CFR 1.171-1.178 and 1.322-1.325.

II. Method of Collection

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

III. Data

    OMB 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 Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 392,149 responses per year. The 
USPTO estimates that approximately 25% (98,037) of these responses will 
be from small entities (22%) and micro entities (3%).
    Estimated Time 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.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 213,789.50 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $37,691,207.50. The 
USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared 
by attorneys at an estimated rate of $438 per hour, except for the 
Issue Fee Transmittal, which will be prepared by paraprofessionals at 
an estimated rate of $125 per hour. The attorney rates are found in the 
2017 Report of the Economic Survey of the America Intellectual Property 
Law Association (AIPLA). The paraprofessional rate is found in the 2016 
National Utilization and Compensation Survey Report published by the 
National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Therefore, the USPTO 
estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be 
approximately $37,691,207.50 per year.

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                                                                                            Estimated       Estimated
           IC No.                      Item            Estimated time for response (hr)      annual       annual burden    Rate ($/hr)      Total cost
                                                                                            responses         hours                       burden  ($/hr)
                             ........................  (a).............................             (b)     (a) x (b) =             (d)  (c) x (d) = (e)
                                                                                                                    (c)
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1..........................  Certificate of            1...............................          29,000       29,000.00         $438.00   $12,702,000.00
                              Correction (PTO/SB/44).
2..........................  Petition to Correct       0.50 (30 minutes)...............             800          400.00          438.00       175,200.00
                              Assignee After Payment
                              of Issue Fee (37 CFR
                              3.81(b)) (PTO/SB/141).
3..........................  Reissue Documentation...  5...............................             900        4,500.00          438.00     1,971,000.00
4..........................  Reissue Patent            0.20 (12 minutes)...............             900          180.00          438.00        78,840.00
                              Application Transmittal
                              (PTO/SB/50)Office (RO/
                              US) (PTO-1382).
5..........................  Reissue Application       0.50 (30 minutes)...............           1,150          575.00          438.00       251,850.00
                              Declaration by the
                              Inventor or the
                              Assignee (PTO/SB/51/52
                              and PTO/AIA/05/06) or
                              Substitute Statement in
                              Lieu of an Oath or
                              Declaration for Reissue
                              Patent Application (35
                              U.S.C. Sec.   115(d)
                              and 37 CFR 1.64) (PTO/
                              AIA/07).
6..........................  Supplemental Declaration  0.30 (18 minutes)...............              50           15.00          438.00         6,570.00
                              for Reissue Patent
                              Application to Correct
                              ``Errors'' Statement
                              (37 CFR 1.175) (PTO/SB/
                              51S).
7..........................  Reissue Application:      0.20 (12 minutes)...............             950          190.00          438.00        83,220.00
                              Consent of Assignee;
                              Statement of Non-
                              assignment (PTO/SB/53).
8..........................  Reissue Application Fee   0.20 (12 minutes)...............             900          180.00          438.00        78,840.00
                              Transmittal Form (PTO/
                              SB/56).
9..........................  Issue Fee Transmittal     0.50 (30 minutes)...............          35,750       17,875.00          125.00     2,234,375.00
                              (PTOL-85B).
10.........................  Issue Fee Transmittal     0.50 (30 minutes)...............         321,749      160,874.50          125.00    20,109,312.50
                              (electronic) (PTOL-85B).
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    Totals.................  ........................  ................................         392,149      213,789.50  ..............    37,691,207.50
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: 
$305,708,615. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, or 
recordkeeping costs associated with this information collection. 
However, this collection does have annual (non-hour) costs in the form 
of filing fees and postage costs.
    Filing Fees: There are filing fees associated with this collection. 
The items with filing fees are listed in the table below.

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                                                                    Estimated                     Total non-hour
             IC No.                   Information collection         annual        Filing fee      cost burden
                                            instrument              responses          ($)             (yr)
                                  .............................             (a)             (b)  (a) x (b) = (c)
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1...............................  Certificate of correction....          10,395         $150.00    $1,559,250.00
3...............................  Basic filing fee--Reissue                 672          300.00       201,600.00
                                   (Large entity).
3...............................  Basic filing fee--Reissue                 225          150.00        33,750.00
                                   (Small entity).
3...............................  Basic filing fee--Reissue                  11           75.00           825.00
                                   (Micro entity).
3...............................  Reissue Search Fee (Large                 669          660.00       441,540.00
                                   entity).
3...............................  Reissue Search Fee (Small                 226          330.00        74,580.00
                                   entity).
3...............................  Reissue Search Fee (Micro                  11          165.00         1,815.00
                                   entity).
3...............................  Reissue independent claims in             694          460.00       319,240.00
                                   excess of three (Large
                                   entity).
3...............................  Reissue independent claims in             228          230.00        52,440.00
                                   excess of three (Small
                                   entity).
3...............................  Reissue independent claims in              10          115.00         1,150.00
                                   excess of three (Micro
                                   entity).
3...............................  Reissue claims in excess of             5,374          100.00       537,400.00
                                   20 (Large entity).
3...............................  Reissue claims in excess of             1,588           50.00        79,400.00
                                   20 (Small entity).
3...............................  Reissue claims in excess of                82           25.00         2,050.00
                                   20 (Micro entity).
3, 4............................  Reissue Application Size Fee--             41          400.00        16,400.00
                                   for each additional 50
                                   sheets that exceeds 100
                                   sheets (Large entity).
3, 4............................  Reissue Application Size Fee--              9          200.00         1,800.00
                                   for each additional 50
                                   sheets that exceeds 100
                                   sheets (Small entity).
3, 4............................  Reissue Application Size Fee--              1          100.00           100.00
                                   for each additional 50
                                   sheets that exceeds 100
                                   sheets (Micro entity).
3...............................  Reissue Examination Fee                   670        2,200.00     1,474,000.00
                                   (Large entity).
3...............................  Reissue Examination Fee                   222        1,100.00       244,200.00
                                   (Small entity).
3...............................  Reissue Examination Fee                    11          550.00         6,050.00
                                   (Micro entity).
9, 10...........................  Utility issue fee (Large              248,775        1,000.00   248,775,000.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Utility issue fee (Small               63,994          500.00    31,997,000.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Utility issue fee (Micro                7,952          250.00     1,988,000.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Design issue fee (Large                16,668          700.00    11,667,600.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Design issue fee (Small                12,415          350.00     4,345,250.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Design issue fee (Micro                 2,586          175.00       452,550.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Plant issue fee (Large                    768          800.00       614,400.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Plant issue fee (Small                    650          400.00       260,000.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Plant issue fee (Micro                     15          200.00         3,000.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Reissue issue fee (Large                  463        1,000.00       463,000.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Reissue issue fee (Small                  132          500.00        66,000.00
                                   entity).
9, 10...........................  Reissue issue fee (Micro                    2          250.00           500.00
                                   entity).
                                                                ------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................  .............................         375,559  ..............      305,679,890
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    Postage Costs: Customers may also incur postage costs when 
submitting the information in this collection by the USPTO by mail. The 
USPTO estimates the average USPS Priority Mail postage cost for a legal 
flat rate envelop is estimated to be $7.65 and that approximately 1% 
(3,755) of the submissions will be mailed to the USPTO per year, for a 
total estimated postage cost of $28,725 per year.
    The total annual (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this 
collection is estimated to be approximately $305,708,615 per year.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record.
    USPTO invites public comments on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    (b) Accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (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, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Marcie Lovett,
 Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Records and Information 
Governance Branch, USPTO.
[FR Doc. 2019-24617 Filed 11-12-19; 8:45 am]
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