Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees

ICR 200211-0651-001

OMB: 0651-0016

Federal Form Document

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ICR Details
0651-0016 200211-0651-001
Historical Active 200111-0651-001
DOC/PTO
Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular
Approved without change 05/09/2003
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 11/27/2002
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
05/31/2006 05/31/2006 05/31/2003
348,110 0 279,796
30,495 0 22,340
369,756,000 0 0

Under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 41 and 37 CFR 1.20(e)-(1) and 1.362-1.378 the USPTO charges maintenance fees for keeping utility patents in force. Maintenance fee payments are due at 3 1/2, 7 1/2/, and 11 1/2 years after the date of grant. The Petition to Review Refusal to Accept Payment of Maintenance Fee (37 CFR 1.377) is being added to this collection. The public uses this collection to submit a patent maintenance fee payment to file petitions regarding delayed or refused payments, and to designate an address to be used for fee-related correspondence. The USPTO uses this information to process and record maintenance fee

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IC Title Form No. Form Name
Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees PTO/SB/45/47/65, 66

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 348,110 279,796 0 0 68,314 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 30,495 22,340 0 0 8,155 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 369,756,000 0 0 0 369,756,000 0
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$0
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No
Uncollected
Uncollected
Uncollected
Uncollected

  No

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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (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;
 
 
 
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.
11/27/2002


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