Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

ICR 201810-0651-001

OMB: 0651-0045

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0651-0045 201810-0651-001
Active 201804-0651-001
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 11/08/2018
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 11/05/2018
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
06/30/2021 06/30/2021 06/30/2021
3,825 0 3,825
1,913 0 1,913
24,824 0 24,824

The USPTO uses Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology to support electronic commerce between the USPTO and its customers. In order to access secure online systems offered by the USPTO for transactions such as electronic filing of patent applications and retrieving confidential patent application information, customers must first obtain a digital certificate. The public uses this collection to request a new digital certificate, the revocation of a current certificate, or the recovery of a lost certificate. This collection includes the Certificate Action Form (PTO-2042), which is provided by the USPTO to ensure that customers submit the necessary information for processing certificate requests. The accompanying subscriber agreement explains the regulations governing the use of the digital certificates and the software that creates and validates the encryption keys.

US Code: 35 USC 122 Name of Law: null
   US Code: 35 USC 2 Name of Law: null

Not associated with rulemaking

  83 FR 4037 01/29/2018
83 FR 16833 04/17/2018

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Patent Electronic System Verification Form (and Subscriber Agreement) PTO-2042 Patent Electronic System Verification Form

  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 3,825 3,825 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,913 1,913 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 24,824 24,824 0 0 0 0

John Pardun 571 272-4349


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;
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