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Agency Tracking No:
Patent Law Treaty
Type of Information Collection:
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
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Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Comment filed on proposed rule
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OMB files this comment in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.11( c ). This OMB action is not an approval to conduct or sponsor an information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This action has no effect on any current approvals. If OMB has assigned this ICR a new OMB Control Number, the OMB Control Number will not appear in the active inventory. For future submissions of this information collection, reference the OMB Control Number provided. Resubmit when proposed rule is finalized.
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36 Months From Approved
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The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) amends the patent laws to implement the provisions of the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement) in title I, and the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) in title II. The PLT harmonizes and streamlines formal procedures pertaining to the filing and processing of patent applications. This information collection is necessary so that patent applicants and/or patentees may seek restoration of the right of priority to a prior-filed foreign application or of the right to benefit of a prior-filed provisional application. The USPTO will use the petition to restore the right of priority to a prior-filed foreign application or the right to benefit of a prior-filed provisional application to determine whether the applicant has satisfied the conditions of the applicable statute (35 U.S.C. 119) and regulation (proposed 37 CFR 1.55(b)(2) and 1.178(a)(1)(ii).
35 USC 110
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Federal Register Citation:
78 FR 21788
Federal Register Notices & Comments
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Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Petition to Restore the Right of Priority under 37 CFR 1.55(b)(2)
Petition to Restore the Benefit of a Prior-Filed Provisional Application under 37 CFR 1.178(a)(1)(ii)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
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The USPTO is proposing changes to the rules of practice for consistency with the changes in the Patent Law Treaty and title II of the Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act of 2012. Thus, the proposal to change the rules of practice to permit patent applicants and/or patentees to seek restoration of the right of priority to a prior-filed application, or of the right to benefit of a prior-filed provisional application, and the information to be collected in accordance with the proposed change is a direct result of the new statute.
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Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [Pub. L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, [Pub. L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
Raul Tamayo 5712727728 Raul.Tamayo@uspto.gov
Common Form ICR:
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.