The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is evaluating the extent to which RCE filings are necessitated by the inability to provide the required statement under 37 CFR 1.97(e) and the prospective impact of certain modifications to the Rule 1.97(e) requirements. Because you are filing an RCE submission including an information disclosure statement, the USPTO requests your assistance in that evaluation by completing this brief survey.

Your response to this survey will remain anonymous, and results will be viewed and reported in aggregrate format only. Questions about the survey should be directed to Daniel Sullivan via email (Daniel.Sullivan@USPTO.GOV).

OMB No: 0690-0030
Expiration Date: 04/30/2014
This information collection contains requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. The estimated response time for this collection is 3 minutes (0.05 hours). The response time includes the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

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