[Federal Register: January 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 7)]
[Notices]               
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PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Statutory Invention Registration.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/94.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0036.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 4 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 8 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
24 minutes (0.4 hours) to submit a statutory invention registration 
request, a petition to review a final refusal to publish, and a request 
to withdraw a publication request. This includes time to gather the 
necessary information, create the documents, and submit the completed 
request.

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    Needs and Uses: 35 U.S.C. 157, administered by the USPTO through 37 
CFR 1.293-1.297, authorizes the USPTO to publish a statutory invention 
registration containing the specifications and drawings of a regularly 
filed application for a patent without examination, providing the 
applicant meets all the requirements for printing, waives the right to 
receive a patent on the invention within a certain period of time 
prescribed by the USPTO, and pays all application, publication, and 
other processing fees. This collection includes information needed by 
the USPTO to review and approve and/or deny such requests. The 
applicant may petition the USPTO to review final refusal to publish or 
to withdraw a request to publish a statutory invention registration 
prior to the date of the notice of the intent to publish.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail Nicholas_A._
Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review at http://
www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies of the above information collection proposal can be 
obtained by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-0036 
Statutory Invention Registration copy request'' in the subject line of 
the message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. 
Fawcett.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public 
Information Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. 
Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted on or before February 11, 2009, to 
Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at Nicholas_A._
Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax (202) 395-5167, marked to the attention of 
Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: January 5, 2009.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 
Division.
[FR Doc. E9-329 Filed 1-9-09; 8:45 am]

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