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Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES 76538 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices Office (USPTO), which will forward the applications to the IB or ‘‘directly’’ with the IB. The IB ascertains whether the international design application complies with formal requirements, registers the international design in the International Register, and publishes the international registration in the International Designs Bulletin. The international registration contains all of the data of the international application, any reproduction of the industrial design, date of the international registration, number of the international registration, and relevant class of the International Classification. The IB will provide a copy of the publication of the international registration to each Contracting Party designated by the applicant. A designated Contracting Party may perform a substantive examination of the design application. The USPTO will perform a substantive examination for patentability of the international design application, as in the case of regular U.S. design applications. The industrial design or designs will be eligible for protection in all the Contracting Parties designated by applicants. In addition, this information collection covers the various fees related to the processing of International design applications, such as the: (1) basic fee; (2) standard designation fee(s); (3) individual designation fee(s); and (4) publication fee. Also, an additional fee is required where the applications contain a description that exceeds 100 words, and a transmittal fee is required for international design applications filed through an office of indirect filing. The fees required by the IB may be paid either directly to the IB or through the USPTO as an office of indirect filing in the amounts specified on the WIPO website. If applicants want to pay the required fees through USPTO as an office of indirect filing, the fees must be paid no later than the date of payment of the transmittal fee. The fees will then be forwarded to the IB. The Hague Agreement enables applicants from Contracting Parties to obtain protection of their designs with minimal formalities and expenses in multiple countries and/or regions. The Hague Agreement is administered by the IB, which simplifies the management of an industrial design registration. For example, through the IB, applicants can record changes of their representatives or changes in ownership, and renew their international registration. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 0651–0075. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0075 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. 2020–26350 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P 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; Initial Patent Applications 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. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: Initial Patent Applications. OMB Control Number: 0651–0032. Form Number(s): (AIA = American Invents; SB = Specimen Book). • PTO/AIA/01 (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Patent Application using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01CN (Chinese Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01DE (German Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01ES (Spanish Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01FR (French Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01IT (Italian Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01JP (Japanese Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01KR (Korean Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using An Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTOAIA/01NL (Dutch Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01RU (Russian Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using An Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/01SE (Swedish Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/AIA/02 (Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) • PTO/AIA/02CN (Chinese (simplified) Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) • PTO/AIA/02DE (German Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) • PTO/AIA/02ES (Spanish Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES • • • • Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) PTO/AIA/02FR (French Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) PTO/AIA/02IT (Italian Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) PTO/AIA/02KR (Korean Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) PTO/AIA/02NL (Dutch Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR1.64)) PTO/AIA/02RU (Russian Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) PTO/AIA/02SE (Swedish Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64) PTO/AIA/03 (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Plant Patent Application using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) PTO/AIA/04 (Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Plant Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)) PTO/AIA/08 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63)) PTO/AIA/09 (Plant Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 161) Declaration (37 CFR 1.162)) PTO/AIA/10 (Supplemental Sheet for Declaration) PTO/AIA/10 (Declaration (supplemental sheet for PTO/SB/ AIA09)) PTO/AIA/11 (Substitute Statement Supplemental Sheet) PTO/AIA/11 (Substitute Statement Supplemental Sheet (supplemental sheet for PTO/SB/AIA04)) PTO/AIA/14 (Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) PTO/AIA/14 (EFS-Web (Application Data Sheet Form) PTO/AIA/15 (Utility Patent Application Transmittal) PTO/AIA/18 (Design Patent Application Transmittal) PTO/AIA/19 (Plant Patent Application Transmittal) PTO/SB/01 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63)—applications filed before September 16, 2012) VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 • PTO/SB/01A (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)—applications filed on or before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/02 (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet—applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/02A, 02B (Declaration— Additional Inventors—Supplemental Sheet) • PTO/SB/02CN (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheets (Chinese Language Declaration for Additional Inventors) • PTO/SB/02DE (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheets (German Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02ES (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Spanish Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02FR (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (French Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02IT (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Italian Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02JP (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Japanese Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02KR (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Korean Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02NL (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Dutch Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02RU (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Russian Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02SE (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Swedish Language Declaration for Additional Inventors)) • PTO/SB/02LR (Declaration Supplemental Sheet for Legal Representatives (35 U.S.C. 117) on Behalf of a Deceased or Incapacitated Inventor) PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76539 • PTO/SB/03 (Plant Patent Application (35 U.S. C. 161) Declaration (37 CFR 1.63)) • PTO/SB/03A (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Plant Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)) • PTO/SB/04 (Supplemental Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.67)) • PTO/SB/06 (Patent Application Fee Determination Record) • PTO/SB/07 (Multiple Dependent Claim Fee Calculation Sheet) • PTO/SB/08a (Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant) • PTO/SB/09 (Certification and Request for Consideration of an Information Disclosure Statement Filed After Payment of the Issue Fee Under the QPIDS Pilot Program) • PTO/SB/16 (Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet—Paper and Electronic Filing) • PTO/SB/17 (Fee Transmittal) • PTO/SB/29 (Continued Prosecution Application (CPA) Request Transmittal) • PTO/SB/29A (Receipt for Facsimile Transmitted CPA) • PTO/SB/101 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Chinese Language— applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/102 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Dutch Language—applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/103 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), German Language— applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/104 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Italian Language—applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/105 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), French Language—applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/106 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Japanese Language— applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/107 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Russian Language— applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/108 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Swedish Language— applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/109 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Spanish Language— E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES 76540 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices applications filed before September 16, 2012) • PTO/SB/110 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63), Korean Language—applications filed before September 16, 2012) Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 633,209 respondents per year. Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the public between 45 minutes (.75 hours) and 40 hours to complete a single response, depending on the complexity of the submission. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and to submit the response to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 15,598,813 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $1,205,915,848. Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is required by Title 35 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) to examine applications for patents. The USPTO administers the patent statutes relating to examination through various regulations in such as 37 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1.16 through 1.84. Each patent applicant must provide sufficient information to allow the USPTO to properly examine the application to determine whether it meets the criteria set forth in the patent statutes and regulations for issuance as a patent. The patent statutes and regulations require that an application for patent include the following information: (1) A specification containing a description of the invention and at least one claim defining the property right sought by the applicant; (2) A drawing(s) or photograph(s), where necessary, for an understanding of the invention; (3) An oath or declaration signed by the applicant; and (4) A filing fee. Various types of patent applications are covered under this information collection: • New original utility, plant, design, and provisional applications; • Continuation/divisional applications of international applications; • Continued prosecution applications (design); and • Continuation/divisional and continuation-in-part applications of utility, plant, and design applications. In addition, this information collection covers certain other papers filed by applicants, such as, petitions to VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 accept an unintentionally delayed priority or benefit claim, petitions to accept a filing by other than all of the inventors or a person not the inventor, and petitions requesting that applications filed under 37 CFR 1.495(b) be accorded a receipt date. 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 0651–0032. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0032 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. 2020–26364 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P 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; Trademark Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation 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 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: Trademark Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation. OMB Control Number: 0651–0056. Form Number(s): • PTO Form 2201 (TEAS Request for Withdrawal as Attorney of Record/ Update of USPTO’s Database After Power of Attorney Ends) • PTO Form 2300 (TEAS Change Address or Representation Form) Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 204,323 respondents per year. Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public between 12 minutes (0.2 hours) and 1 hour to complete a response, depending upon the complexity of the situation. 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: 50,437 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $1,369. Needs and Uses: The USPTO administers the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq., which provides for the Federal registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and service marks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. Individuals and businesses that use or intend to use such marks in commerce may file an application to register their marks with the USPTO. Such individuals and businesses may also submit various communications to the USPTO regarding their pending applications or registered trademarks, including providing additional information needed to process a pending application, filing amendments to the applications, or filing the papers necessary to keep a trademark in force. In the majority of circumstances, individuals and businesses retain attorneys to handle these matters. As such, these parties may also submit E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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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; Initial Patent Applications

    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: Initial Patent Applications.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0032.
    Form Number(s): (AIA = American Invents; SB = Specimen Book).

 PTO/AIA/01 (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design 
Patent Application using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01CN (Chinese Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01DE (German Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01ES (Spanish Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01FR (French Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01IT (Italian Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01JP (Japanese Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01KR (Korean Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using An Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTOAIA/01NL (Dutch Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01RU (Russian Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using An Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/01SE (Swedish Language Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for 
Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 
1.76))
 PTO/AIA/02 (Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or 
Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) 
and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02CN (Chinese (simplified) Language Substitute 
Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design 
Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02DE (German Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 
U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02ES (Spanish Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or

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Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02FR (French Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 
U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02IT (Italian Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 
U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02KR (Korean Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 
U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02NL (Dutch Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 
U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02RU (Russian Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 
U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64))
 PTO/AIA/02SE (Swedish Language Substitute Statement in Lieu of 
an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 
U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 1.64)
 PTO/AIA/03 (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Plant Patent 
Application using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76))
 PTO/AIA/04 (Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or 
Declaration for Plant Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 115(d) and 37 CFR 
1.64))
 PTO/AIA/08 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63))
 PTO/AIA/09 (Plant Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 161) 
Declaration (37 CFR 1.162))
 PTO/AIA/10 (Supplemental Sheet for Declaration)
 PTO/AIA/10 (Declaration (supplemental sheet for PTO/SB/AIA09))
 PTO/AIA/11 (Substitute Statement Supplemental Sheet)
 PTO/AIA/11 (Substitute Statement Supplemental Sheet 
(supplemental sheet for PTO/SB/AIA04))
 PTO/AIA/14 (Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76))
 PTO/AIA/14 (EFS-Web (Application Data Sheet Form)
 PTO/AIA/15 (Utility Patent Application Transmittal)
 PTO/AIA/18 (Design Patent Application Transmittal)
 PTO/AIA/19 (Plant Patent Application Transmittal)
 PTO/SB/01 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63)--applications filed before September 16, 
2012)
 PTO/SB/01A (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Utility or Design 
Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)--applications 
filed on or before September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/02 (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and Supplemental 
Priority Data Sheet--applications filed before September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/02A, 02B (Declaration--Additional Inventors--
Supplemental Sheet)
 PTO/SB/02CN (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheets (Chinese Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors)
 PTO/SB/02DE (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheets (German Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02ES (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Spanish Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02FR (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (French Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02IT (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Italian Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02JP (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Japanese Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02KR (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Korean Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02NL (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Dutch Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02RU (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Russian Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02SE (Declaration (Additional Inventors) and 
Supplemental Priority Data Sheet (Swedish Language Declaration for 
Additional Inventors))
 PTO/SB/02LR (Declaration Supplemental Sheet for Legal 
Representatives (35 U.S.C. 117) on Behalf of a Deceased or 
Incapacitated Inventor)
 PTO/SB/03 (Plant Patent Application (35 U.S. C. 161) 
Declaration (37 CFR 1.63))
 PTO/SB/03A (Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) for Plant Application 
Using an Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76))
 PTO/SB/04 (Supplemental Declaration for Utility or Design 
Patent Application (37 CFR 1.67))
 PTO/SB/06 (Patent Application Fee Determination Record)
 PTO/SB/07 (Multiple Dependent Claim Fee Calculation Sheet)
 PTO/SB/08a (Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant)
 PTO/SB/09 (Certification and Request for Consideration of an 
Information Disclosure Statement Filed After Payment of the Issue Fee 
Under the QPIDS Pilot Program)
 PTO/SB/16 (Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet--
Paper and Electronic Filing)
 PTO/SB/17 (Fee Transmittal)
 PTO/SB/29 (Continued Prosecution Application (CPA) Request 
Transmittal)
 PTO/SB/29A (Receipt for Facsimile Transmitted CPA)
 PTO/SB/101 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Chinese Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/102 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Dutch Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/103 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), German Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/104 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Italian Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/105 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), French Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/106 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Japanese Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/107 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Russian Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/108 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Swedish Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/109 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Spanish Language--

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applications filed before September 16, 2012)
 PTO/SB/110 (Declaration for Utility or Design Patent 
Application (37 CFR 1.63), Korean Language--applications filed before 
September 16, 2012)

    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 633,209 respondents per year.
    Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public between 45 minutes (.75 hours) and 40 hours to complete a single 
response, depending on the complexity of the submission. This includes 
the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate 
documents, and to submit the response to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 15,598,813 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $1,205,915,848.
    Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) is required by Title 35 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) to 
examine applications for patents. The USPTO administers the patent 
statutes relating to examination through various regulations in such as 
37 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1.16 through 1.84. Each patent 
applicant must provide sufficient information to allow the USPTO to 
properly examine the application to determine whether it meets the 
criteria set forth in the patent statutes and regulations for issuance 
as a patent. The patent statutes and regulations require that an 
application for patent include the following information:
    (1) A specification containing a description of the invention and 
at least one claim defining the property right sought by the applicant;
    (2) A drawing(s) or photograph(s), where necessary, for an 
understanding of the invention;
    (3) An oath or declaration signed by the applicant; and
    (4) A filing fee.
    Various types of patent applications are covered under this 
information collection:
     New original utility, plant, design, and provisional 
applications;
     Continuation/divisional applications of international 
applications;
     Continued prosecution applications (design); and
     Continuation/divisional and continuation-in-part 
applications of utility, plant, and design applications.
    In addition, this information collection covers certain other 
papers filed by applicants, such as, petitions to accept an 
unintentionally delayed priority or benefit claim, petitions to accept 
a filing by other than all of the inventors or a person not the 
inventor, and petitions requesting that applications filed under 37 CFR 
1.495(b) be accorded a receipt date.
    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 0651-0032.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0032 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. 2020-26364 Filed 11-27-20; 8:45 am]
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