Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey, 54086-54087 [2010-22041]

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[FR Doc. 2010–22013 Filed 9–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Patent and Trademark Office Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Sep 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 2, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–00xx Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Fawcett. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of J. David Binsted, Program Manager, Global Intellectual Property Academy, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450; by telephone 571–272–1500; or by e-mail at james.binsted@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plans to survey participants of the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) technical assistance programs. The survey data will be collected in order to obtain assessment data for the U.S. Government’s accountability process, better known as the PART, or Program Assessment Rating Tool. Assessment of the GIPA programs will provide the USPTO information to implement best practices and program improvements, where necessary. Participants will be limited to those individuals, both national and international, who have attended or are attending GIPA training. These surveys will be done in three parts: Pre-program, post-program, and alumnus. Program participants will be asked to complete the pre-program survey immediately prior to their program, the post-program survey immediately after the program, and the alumni survey approximately one year after the program. The surveys are expected to be conducted online using a recognized survey partner, the Federal Consulting Group. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Participants will access the online survey through links provided in emails or through the USPTO Web site. Participants will not need usernames, passwords, or survey ID numbers to access the online survey. Survey responses will be kept confidential. The USPTO does not intend to collect any personal identifying data from participants taking the survey. Data collected from the survey will be linked to the participants. The USPTO intends to maintain contact information for the participants in a separate file from the quantitative data. The USPTO expects to follow-up with participants who do not respond to the survey. Participants who do not respond will be contacted up to three times. II. Method of collection Electronically over the Internet or by e-mail. In-person surveys may potentially be conducted. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–00xx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: New collection. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500 responses per year (500 participants × 3 surveys each). Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately 20 minutes (0.33 hours) for participants to provide their responses. This estimate includes the time to gather the necessary information, complete the survey, and submit it to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 495 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $71,775. The audience for the GIPA training programs typically consists of high-ranking government officials, judges, lawyers, examiners, and others. The USPTO estimates that roughly 20% of the attendees fall into the high-ranking categories, while the rest make up 80% of the attendees. The USPTO estimates that the hourly labor rate for 20% of the attendees would be roughly equivalent to the professional hourly rate of $325, while the rest would be roughly equivalent to the para-professional rate of $100. Using these U.S. hourly rates, the USPTO estimates a professional hourly rate of $65 (20% of $325) and a paraprofessional rate of $80 (80% of $100), for a total hourly rate of $145. Using the total hourly rate, the USPTO estimates $71,775 per year for salary costs associated with respondents. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 54087 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 171 / Friday, September 3, 2010 / Notices Estimated time for response (min) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Pre-Program Survey .................................................................................................................... Post Program Survey .................................................................................................................. Alumnus Survey ........................................................................................................................... 20 20 20 500 500 500 165 165 165 Totals .................................................................................................................................... ........................ 1,500 495 Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, recordkeeping, or postage costs associated with these surveys, nor are there any filing or other fees for these surveys. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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English language programs seeking to participate should be accredited by CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) or ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training); community colleges and undergraduate programs seeking to participate should be accredited by one of the six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The mission will introduce participants to potential students and prospective partners. Participating in the Education Trade Mission, rather than traveling to these markets independently, will enhance the schools’ ability to secure the appropriate meetings, especially in light of the high level engagement and support of U.S. education by the U.S. ambassadors in each of these countries. The mission will include education sector briefings, and a student fair at each stop with the options of matchmaking sessions with potential recruitment partners, or networking sessions with local schools. Trade mission participants will interact with CS education specialists as well as other State Department advisors and officers to discuss opportunities, challenges and marketing strategies for each market. Commercial Setting Vietnam With a population of 86 million, a steadily increasing per capita income, a booming private sector, and the high value the Vietnamese place on education, Vietnam offers significant opportunities to U.S. providers of education services. Vietnam presently has over 20,000 students studying abroad, paying about $200 million in tuition and fees every year. Of those, 13,000 are studying in the U.S. With an increase of 46% over last year, Vietnam ranks 9th among countries sending PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 students to the U.S. This increase is the 6th consecutive double-digit increase in Vietnamese students going to the U.S. Notably, Vietnam ranks 3rd among countries sending international students to the U.S. to study at community colleges. English as a Second Language and English immersion programs and majors such as business management, engineering, information technologies, and sciences are popular among Vietnamese students. Education reform has not kept pace with economic development in Vietnam, and improving the education system will be crucial to sustaining long-term growth. Education has become a key feature in bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and the U.S. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi has made the development of education in Vietnam a top priority, including dramatically increasing the number of Vietnamese students studying at U.S. institutions of higher learning and encouraging greater educational exchange between the U.S. and Vietnam. Indonesia Indonesia, as the world’s fourth largest nation and one of the G–20’s strongest economies, is a tremendous potential market for U.S. educational institutions. There are numerous Stateowned and private national and international high schools and prospects for the higher education market are good. Most Indonesian students are keen to study abroad and the U.S. has been one of the most desired destinations. Under President Obama’s U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, the education sector is the number one priority. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta has a goal to double the current number of Indonesian students studying at U.S. educational institutions by 2014 to 15,000. At present, there are over 50,000 Indonesian students overseas, including, 7,692 students in the United States. Of these, approximately 64 percent are pursuing undergraduate degrees. Indonesia ranks 16th among countries sending students to the U.S. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 171 (Friday, September 3, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54086-54087]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22041]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on this new information collection, as required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 2, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
00xx Global Intellectual Property Academy Program Survey comment'' in 
the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan 
Fawcett.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 
1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of J. David Binsted, Program 
Manager, Global Intellectual Property Academy, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by 
telephone 571-272-1500; or by e-mail at james.binsted@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plans to survey participants 
of the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) technical assistance 
programs. The survey data will be collected in order to obtain 
assessment data for the U.S. Government's accountability process, 
better known as the PART, or Program Assessment Rating Tool. Assessment 
of the GIPA programs will provide the USPTO information to implement 
best practices and program improvements, where necessary.
    Participants will be limited to those individuals, both national 
and international, who have attended or are attending GIPA training. 
These surveys will be done in three parts: Pre-program, post-program, 
and alumnus. Program participants will be asked to complete the pre-
program survey immediately prior to their program, the post-program 
survey immediately after the program, and the alumni survey 
approximately one year after the program. The surveys are expected to 
be conducted online using a recognized survey partner, the Federal 
Consulting Group.
    Participants will access the online survey through links provided 
in e-mails or through the USPTO Web site. Participants will not need 
usernames, passwords, or survey ID numbers to access the online survey.
    Survey responses will be kept confidential. The USPTO does not 
intend to collect any personal identifying data from participants 
taking the survey. Data collected from the survey will be linked to the 
participants. The USPTO intends to maintain contact information for the 
participants in a separate file from the quantitative data.
    The USPTO expects to follow-up with participants who do not respond 
to the survey. Participants who do not respond will be contacted up to 
three times.

II. Method of collection

    Electronically over the Internet or by e-mail. In-person surveys 
may potentially be conducted.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-00xx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500 responses per year (500 
participants x 3 surveys each).
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
approximately 20 minutes (0.33 hours) for participants to provide their 
responses. This estimate includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, complete the survey, and submit it to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 495 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $71,775. The 
audience for the GIPA training programs typically consists of high-
ranking government officials, judges, lawyers, examiners, and others. 
The USPTO estimates that roughly 20% of the attendees fall into the 
high-ranking categories, while the rest make up 80% of the attendees. 
The USPTO estimates that the hourly labor rate for 20% of the attendees 
would be roughly equivalent to the professional hourly rate of $325, 
while the rest would be roughly equivalent to the para-professional 
rate of $100. Using these U.S. hourly rates, the USPTO estimates a 
professional hourly rate of $65 (20% of $325) and a para-professional 
rate of $80 (80% of $100), for a total hourly rate of $145. Using the 
total hourly rate, the USPTO estimates $71,775 per year for salary 
costs associated with respondents.

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                                                                  Estimated time     Estimated       Estimated
                              Item                                 for response       annual       annual burden
                                                                       (min)         responses         hours
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Pre-Program Survey..............................................              20             500             165
Post Program Survey.............................................              20             500             165
Alumnus Survey..................................................              20             500             165
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    Totals......................................................  ..............           1,500             495
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There 
are no capital start-up, maintenance, recordkeeping, or postage costs 
associated with these surveys, nor are there any filing or other fees 
for these surveys.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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