[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 30556]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12189]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for a collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0065.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 163 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 650 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
participants of the GIPA training programs 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to 
complete the surveys. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, complete the survey, and submit the completed survey to 
the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: The pre-program, post-program, and alumni surveys 
will be used to obtain feedback from the participants of the various 
GIPA training classes. The pre-program surveys allow participants to 
provide feedback on the program expectations and training needs 
immediately prior to participating in the GIPA training programs. The 
post-program surveys allow participants to provide feedback on program 
effectiveness, service, facilities, teaching practices, and processes 
immediately after completing the GIPA training programs. The alumni 
surveys allow participants to provide feedback on program effectiveness 
approximately one year after completing the GIPA training programs.
    The USPTO will use the data collected from the surveys to evaluate 
the percentage of foreign officials trained by GIPA who have initiated 
or implemented a positive intellectual property change in their 
organization and to evaluate the percentage of foreign officials 
trained by GIPA who increased their expertise in intellectual property. 
The data will also be used to evaluate the satisfaction of the 
participants with the intellectual property program and the value of 
the experience as it relates to future job performance. The USPTO also 
uses the survey data to meet organizational performance and 
accountability goals.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A_Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0065 Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys copy request'' 
in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. 
Fawcett.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before June 27, 2014 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A_Fraser@omb.eop.gov 
or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 
Fraser.

    Dated: May 21, 2014.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-12189 Filed 5-27-14; 8:45 am]
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