[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 1 (Friday, January 2, 2015)]
[Page 31]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30680]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Summer Teacher Institute.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0077.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 292 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 900 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 5 minute (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to 
prepare the appropriate form or documents and submit to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: As part of the Maker Fair Initiative, a program 
entitled ``National Teachers' Summer Institute'' is sponsored by USPTO. 
This program accepts applicants for a summer teaching workshop. The 
program receives applications from individuals, requesting to 
participate in the Institute, who certify that they are educators with 
at least 3 years' experience. These applicants are also required to (1) 
have taught in STEM related fields last year, (2) plan to teach in a 
STEM related field this upcoming year, and (3) to acknowledge their 
commitment to incorporate the learnings from the Teacher Summer 
Institute into their curriculum, where applicable, and cooperate with 
sharing lessons and outcomes with teachers and PTO.
    The USPTO may various host webinars in conjunction with the Summer 
Institute. USPTO plans to conduct surveys of both the Institute and the 
webinars in order to gain useful feedback from program participants.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0012 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, 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 February 2, 2015 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], 
or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 

Margaret McElrath,
Deputy Director, Office of Information Management Services, Department 
of Commerce--USPTO.
[FR Doc. 2014-30680 Filed 12-31-14; 8:45 am]