Privacy Act Statement
The authority for the collection of this information is 5 U.S.C. § 301, 35 U.S.C. § 2, and E.O. 12862. The information you provide will be used to verify your identity and administer participation in STEPP courses. The information you provide is protected from disclosure to third parties in accordance with the Privacy Act. However, routine uses of this information may include disclosure to the following: Congressional offices; Federal, state, local or foreign agencies; a court, magistrate or administrative tribunal; law enforcement; agents or contractors; the Department of Justice; the National Archives and Records Administration; and agency customers in the course of distributing patent and trademark business information. Disclosure of the information by you is voluntary; however, failure to provide any part of the requested information may result in our inability to enroll you in STEPP courses. The applicable Privacy Act System of Records Notice for this information request is PAT/TM–23, User Access for Web Portals and Information Requests, available at https://www.uspto.gov/uspto-systems-records-notices.
PRA Statement of Burden
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is using this report form to gauge interest with the STEPP Program. This report is strictly voluntary, includes 20 questions and should take around 3 minutes to complete. This information collection contains requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number.