Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Metrics

ICR 201712-0651-020

OMB: 0651-0068

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2017-12-26
Supplementary Document
2017-12-14
Supplementary Document
2017-12-14
IC Document Collections
IC ID
Document
Title
Status
200710 Modified
ICR Details
0651-0068 201712-0651-020
Active 201502-0651-001
DOC/PTO
Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Metrics
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular
Approved without change 02/08/2018
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 12/29/2017
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
02/28/2021 36 Months From Approved 04/30/2018
352 0 336
176 0 168
0 0 0

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) started its network of libraries in 1871 when federal statute (35 U.S.C. § 12) first provided for the distribution of printed patents to libraries for use by the public. These libraries (previously known as Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries) receive and house copies of U.S. patents and patent and trademark materials, make them freely available to the public, and actively disseminate patent and trademark information. The USPTO has undertaken a revitalization of the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program to reflect the new 21st Century electronic approach to customer services. As a part of this revitalization, the name will change to Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program and the nationwide network of libraries will be known as Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs). These centers provide services to a variety of customers, including inventors, intellectual property attorneys and agents, business people, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, and historians. Recognition as a PTRC is authorized under the provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 2(a)(2). In order to be designated as a PTRC, the libraries must fulfill several requirements. With regard to information collection, these libraries must provide metrics on the use of patent and trademark services provided by the member library and on outreach efforts conducted by the member library.

US Code: 35 USC § 2 (a)(2) Name of Law: Patents
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  82 FR 44585 09/25/2017
82 FR 60589 12/21/2017
No

1
IC Title Form No. Form Name
PTRC Metric Worksheet

  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 352 336 0 0 16 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 176 168 0 0 8 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
No
No

$1,316
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
Uncollected
Robert Berry 571 272-7152

  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.
12/29/2017


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