Needs and Uses:The Inventors' Rights Act of 1999 requires the USPTO to provide a forum for the publication of complaints concerning inventionpromoters and responses from the invention promoters to these complaints. An individual may submit a complaint to the USPTO, which will then forward the complaint to the identified invention promoter for response. The complaints and responses are published on the USPTO Web site. The public uses this information collection to submit a complaint to the USPTO regarding an invention promoter or to respond to a complaint. The USPTO uses this information to comply with its statutory duty to publish the complaint along with any response from the invention promoter. The USPTO does not investigate these complaints or participate in any legal proceedings against invention promoters or promotion firms.
Affected Public:Individuals or households; businesses or other for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
OMB Desk Officer:Nicholas A. Fraser, email:Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through the Information Collection Review page atwww.reginfo.gov.
Paper copies can be obtained by:
*Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov.Include "0651-0044 copy request" in the subject line of the message.
*Mail:Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before December 7, 2012 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email toNicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov,or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.