Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Processing, 76541-76542 [2020-26359]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices communications to the USPTO regarding the appointment of attorneys to represent applicants or registrants in the application and post-registration processes or, in the case of applicants or registrants who are not domiciled in the United States, the appointment of domestic representatives on whom may be served notices of process in proceedings affecting the mark, the revocation of an attorney’s or domestic representative’s appointment, and requests for permission to withdraw from representation. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the information collection or the OMB Control Number 0651–0056. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0056 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–26349 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Processing The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 29, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: Patent Processing. OMB Control Number: 0651–0031. Form Number(s): (AIA = American Invents Act; SB = Specimen Book; PTOL = Patent and Trademark Office Legal) • PTO/AIA/22 (Petition for Extension of Time under 37 CFR 1.136(a)) • PTO/AIA/24 (Express Abandonment under 37 CFR 1.138) • PTO/AIA/24B (Petition for Express Abandonment to Obtain a Refund) • PTO/AIA/33 (Pre-appeal Brief Request for Review) • PTO/AIA/96 (Statement under 37 CFR 3.73(c)) • PTO/SB/08a and b (Information Disclosure Statement) • PTO/SB/17i (Processing Fee under 37 CFR 1.17(i) Transmittal) • PTO/SB/21 (Transmittal Form) • PTO/SB/22 (Petition for Extension of Time under 37 CFR 1.136(a)) • PTO/SB/24 (Express Abandonment under 37 CFR 1.138) • PTO/SB/24B (Petition for Express Abandonment to Obtain a Refund– applications filed on or before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/25 (Terminal Disclaimer to Obviate a Provisional Double Patenting Rejection Over a Pending ‘‘Reference’’ Application) • PTO/SB/26 (Terminal Disclaimer to Obviate a Double Patenting Rejection over a ‘‘Prior’’ Patent) • PTO/SB/27 (Request for Expedited Examination of a Design Application) • PTO/SB/30 (Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Transmittal) • PTO/SB/33 (Pre-appeal Brief Request for Review—applications filed on or before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/35 (Nonpublication Request under 35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(i)) • PTO/SB/36 (Rescission of Previous Nonpublication Request (35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(ii) and, if applicable, Notice of Foreign Filing (35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(iii)) PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76541 • PTO/SB/37 (Request for Suspension of Action or Deferral of Examination under 37 CFR 1.103(b), (c), or (d)— applications filed on or before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/38 (Request to Retrieve Electronic Priority Application(s)) • PTO/SB/39 (Authorization or Rescission of Authorization to Permit Access to Application-as-filed by Participating Offices) • PTO/SB/43 (Disclaimer in Patent Under 37 CFR 1.321(a)) • PTO/SB/63 (Terminal Disclaimer to Accompany Petition) • PTO/SB/64 (Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned Unintentionally) • PTO/SB/64a (Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned for Failure to Notify the Office of a Foreign or International Filing) • PTO/SB/64PCT (Petition for Revival of an International Application for Patent Abandoned Unintentionally) • PTO/SB/67 (Power to Access, Inspect, and Copy) • PTO/SB/68 (Request for Access to an Abandoned Application Under 37 CFR 1.14) • PTO/SB/91 (Deposit Account Order Form) • PTO/SB/92 (Certificate of Mailing or Transmission) • PTO/SB/96 (Statement under 37 CFR 3.73(c)) • PTO/SB/130 (Petition to Make Special Based on Age for Advancement of Examination under 37 CFR 1.102(c)(1)) • PTO/SB/413C (Request for FirstAction Interview (Full Pilot Program)) • PTO–2053–A/B; PTO–2054–A/B; and PTO–2055–A/B (Copy of the Applicant or Patentee’s Record of the Application) • PTOL/413A (Applicant-Initiated Interview Request Form) Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 3,669,397 respondents per year. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately 2 minutes (0.08 hours) to 8 hours to complete a single response. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the completed response to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 3,187,341 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $408,845,999. Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 to examine an E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES 76542 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices application for patent and, when appropriate, issue a patent. The USPTO is also required to publish patent applications, with certain exceptions, promptly after the expiration of a period of 18 months from the earliest filing date for which a benefit is sought under Title 35, U.S.C. (‘‘eighteen-month publication’’). Certain situations may arise which require that additional information be supplied in order for the USPTO to further process the patent or application. The USPTO administers the statutes through various sections of the rules of practice in 37 CFR part 1. The information in this collection can be used by the USPTO to continue the processing of the patent or application to ensure that applicants are complying with the patent regulations and to aid in the prosecution of the application. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the information collection or the OMB Control Number 0651–0031. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0031 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–26359 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for AmeriCorps VISTA Application and Reporting Forms Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, CNCS is proposing a revised information collection. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by January 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention Kelly Daly, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment that may be made available to the public, notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Daly, 202–606–6849, or by email at kdaly@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: AmeriCorps VISTA Application and Reporting Forms. OMB Control Number: 3045–0038. Type of Review: Revision. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents/Affected Public: Organizations and State, Local or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 850. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,450. Abstract: AmeriCorps VISTA is revising its application and reporting forms to remove duplicative questions, improve readability, and reflect changes in reporting requirements. The VISTA Progress Report and Progress Report Supplement allow sponsors to report on their programmatic and performance progress. CNCS also seeks to continue using the currently approved information collection until the new information collection is approved by OMB. The currently approved information collection is due to expire on March 31, 2021. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection on regulations.gov. E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 230 (Monday, November 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76541-76542]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Patent Processing

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of 
publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this 
information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on September 29, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.
    Title: Patent Processing.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0031.
    Form Number(s): (AIA = American Invents Act; SB = Specimen Book; 
PTOL = Patent and Trademark Office Legal)

 PTO/AIA/22 (Petition for Extension of Time under 37 CFR 
1.136(a))
 PTO/AIA/24 (Express Abandonment under 37 CFR 1.138)
 PTO/AIA/24B (Petition for Express Abandonment to Obtain a 
Refund)
 PTO/AIA/33 (Pre-appeal Brief Request for Review)
 PTO/AIA/96 (Statement under 37 CFR 3.73(c))
 PTO/SB/08a and b (Information Disclosure Statement)
 PTO/SB/17i (Processing Fee under 37 CFR 1.17(i) Transmittal)
 PTO/SB/21 (Transmittal Form)
 PTO/SB/22 (Petition for Extension of Time under 37 CFR 
1.136(a))
 PTO/SB/24 (Express Abandonment under 37 CFR 1.138)
 PTO/SB/24B (Petition for Express Abandonment to Obtain a 
Refund- applications filed on or before September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/25 (Terminal Disclaimer to Obviate a Provisional Double 
Patenting Rejection Over a Pending ``Reference'' Application)
 PTO/SB/26 (Terminal Disclaimer to Obviate a Double Patenting 
Rejection over a ``Prior'' Patent)
 PTO/SB/27 (Request for Expedited Examination of a Design 
Application)
 PTO/SB/30 (Request for Continued Examination (RCE) 
Transmittal)
 PTO/SB/33 (Pre-appeal Brief Request for Review--applications 
filed on or before September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/35 (Nonpublication Request under 35 U.S.C. 
122(b)(2)(B)(i))
 PTO/SB/36 (Rescission of Previous Nonpublication Request (35 
U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(ii) and, if applicable, Notice of Foreign Filing 
(35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(iii))
 PTO/SB/37 (Request for Suspension of Action or Deferral of 
Examination under 37 CFR 1.103(b), (c), or (d)--applications filed on 
or before September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/38 (Request to Retrieve Electronic Priority 
Application(s))
 PTO/SB/39 (Authorization or Rescission of Authorization to 
Permit Access to Application-as-filed by Participating Offices)
 PTO/SB/43 (Disclaimer in Patent Under 37 CFR 1.321(a))
 PTO/SB/63 (Terminal Disclaimer to Accompany Petition)
 PTO/SB/64 (Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent 
Abandoned Unintentionally)
 PTO/SB/64a (Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent 
Abandoned for Failure to Notify the Office of a Foreign or 
International Filing)
 PTO/SB/64PCT (Petition for Revival of an International 
Application for Patent Abandoned Unintentionally)
 PTO/SB/67 (Power to Access, Inspect, and Copy)
 PTO/SB/68 (Request for Access to an Abandoned Application 
Under 37 CFR 1.14)
 PTO/SB/91 (Deposit Account Order Form)
 PTO/SB/92 (Certificate of Mailing or Transmission)
 PTO/SB/96 (Statement under 37 CFR 3.73(c))
 PTO/SB/130 (Petition to Make Special Based on Age for 
Advancement of Examination under 37 CFR 1.102(c)(1))
 PTO/SB/413C (Request for First-Action Interview (Full Pilot 
Program))
 PTO-2053-A/B; PTO-2054-A/B; and PTO-2055-A/B (Copy of the 
Applicant or Patentee's Record of the Application)

 PTOL/413A (Applicant-Initiated Interview Request Form)

    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 3,669,397 respondents per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
approximately 2 minutes (0.08 hours) to 8 hours to complete a single 
response. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, 
prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the completed response to 
the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 3,187,341 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $408,845,999.
    Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 to examine an

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application for patent and, when appropriate, issue a patent. The USPTO 
is also required to publish patent applications, with certain 
exceptions, promptly after the expiration of a period of 18 months from 
the earliest filing date for which a benefit is sought under Title 35, 
U.S.C. (``eighteen-month publication''). Certain situations may arise 
which require that additional information be supplied in order for the 
USPTO to further process the patent or application. The USPTO 
administers the statutes through various sections of the rules of 
practice in 37 CFR part 1. The information in this collection can be 
used by the USPTO to continue the processing of the patent or 
application to ensure that applicants are complying with the patent 
regulations and to aid in the prosecution of the application.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of 
Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the information collection or 
the OMB Control Number 0651-0031.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0031 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2020-26359 Filed 11-27-20; 8:45 am]
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