Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys, 31310 [2017-14182]

Download as PDF 31310 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 128 / Thursday, July 6, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Title: Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0651–0065. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 450 per year. Average Hours per Response: 0.25 hours (15 minutes). Burden Hours: 112.50 hours. Cost Burden: $0.00. 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: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@ omb.eop.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jul 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0065 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology 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 August 7, 2017 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. Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–14182 Filed 7–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is soliciting comments on the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by September 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service; Attention Amy Borgstrom, Room 10508B; 250 E Street SW., Washington, DC, 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom, 202–606–6930, or by email at aborgstrom@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. CNCS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Global Intellectual 
Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Title: Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0065.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 450 per year.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.25 hours (15 minutes).
    Burden Hours: 112.50 hours.
    Cost Burden: $0.00.
    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: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    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 reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0065 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology 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 August 7, 2017 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.

Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-14182 Filed 7-5-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-16-P