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OMB Control No:
ICR Reference No:
Previous ICR Reference No:
Agency Tracking No:
Practitioner Conduct and Discipline
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
Common Form ICR:
Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA)
Date Received in OIRA:
Terms of Clearance:
Pre-approval contingent upon no substantive changes to this collection after adoption of the final rule. Otherwise this collection should be re-submitted to OMB for review.
Inventory as of this Action
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
This collection of information is required by 35 U.S.C. Sec. 2(b)(2)(D) and 32-33. Through proposed rule RIN 0651-AC81, "Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office," the USPTO proposes to align the USPTO's professional responsibility rules with those of most other U.S. jurisdictions by replacing the current USPTO Code of Professional Responsibility with the new USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct. The USPTO also proposes to revise the existing procedural rules governing disciplinary investigations and proceedings. The USPTO is changing the name of the collection to Practitioner Conduct and Discipline.
35 USC 2
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35 USC 32-33
Name of Law: null
Citations for New Statutory Requirements:
Associated Rulemaking Information
Stage of Rulemaking:
Federal Register Citation:
77 FR 64190
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Record Keeping Maintenance Under Suspension or Exclusion from the USPTO
Complaints/Violation Reporting (including Grievances)
Record Keeping Maintenance
Record Keeping Maintenance and Disclosure (inc: advertisements, disclosure requirements relating to soliciting professional employment and notifications by non-attorney Practitioner of inadvertently s
ICR Summary of Burden
Change Due to New Statute
Change Due to Agency Discretion
Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate
Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses
Annual Time Burden (Hours)
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars)
Burden increases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Increase Due to:
Burden decreases because of Program Change due to Agency Discretion:
Burden Reduction Due to:
A total of 1,044 burden hours have been deleted from this collection as a result of program changes, along with an increase of 640 burden hours due to administrative adjustments. This results in a total not burden hour decrease of 404.
Annual Cost to Federal Government:
Does this IC contain surveys, censuses, or employ statistical methods?
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
Is this ICR related to the Affordable Care Act [Pub. L. 111-148 & 111-152]?
Is this ICR related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, [Pub. L. 111-203]?
Is this ICR related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)?
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Common Form ICR:
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.