[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 40 (Friday, February 28, 2020)]
[Page 11971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04135]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Law School Clinic 
Certification Program

    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 of 1995.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
    Title: Law School Clinic Certification Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0081.
    Form Number(s): (SB = Specimen Book, LS = Law School)

 PTO/SB/419: (Certification and Request to Make Special Under 
the Law School Program)
 PTO-158LS: (Application for Limited Recognition in USPTO Law 
School Program)

    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
    Number of Respondents: 812.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public from 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to 40 hours to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit 
the information to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 690 hours.
    Hourly Cost Burden: $145,213.
    Non-Hourly Cost Burden: $1,721.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) 
uses the information in this information collection to determine 
whether the applicants are of good moral character and reputation as 
well as whether said applicants have the necessary legal, scientific, 
and technical qualifications required for admittance to the Law School 
Clinic Certification Program. The USPTO uses student-applicant 
information to determine whether an applicant may be admitted to, or an 
existing student-practitioner may remain in, the Law School Clinic 
Certification Program. Information collected from applications 
submitted by law schools for admission into the program is used to 
evaluate those law schools and determine whether they are qualified to 
be admitted as member law schools into the Law School Clinic 
Certification Program. These qualifications are reevaluated through the 
law schools' provision of reports as well as their completion of the 
required biennial reapplication process.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; private sector.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce information collections currently under review 
by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0081 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
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 March 30, 2020 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. 

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2020-04135 Filed 2-27-20; 8:45 am]