Affected Public:Business or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions.
Estimated Number of Respondents:10,000 responses per year.
Estimated Time per Response:The USPTO estimates that it will take 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the information, prepare the form, and submit it to the USPTO, depending upon the complexity of the situation. The USPTO expects that it will take the same amount of time to complete and submit the form, whether it is mailed or submitted electronically.
Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours:2,500 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden:$812,500. Using the professional hourly rate of $325 for attorneys in private firms, the USPTO estimates $812,500 per year for salary costs associated with respondents.
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Request for Extended Missing Parts Program
Request for Extended Missing Parts Program (EFS-Web)
Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden:$0. There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. The request does not have filing or other fees associated with it. There are postage and recordkeeping costs associated with this form; however, these costs are covered under OMB Control Number 0651-0032 Initial Patent Applications. Since the requests for participation in the extended missing parts pilot program must be filed with the nonprovisional applications, which are covered under 0651-0032, the USPTO has concluded that the postage costs and filing fees for these requests are part of the cost calculations for 0651-0032 and do not need to be calculated separately for this collection.
IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on:(a) Whether the proposed 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 (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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.,the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection;they will also become a matter of public record.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.