This Petition under 5 U.S.C. § 553(e) is filed on behalf of Petitioner and other parties with legally-cognizable interest (hereafter “Signatories”) in the specification of credentials under guidelines promulgated by the PTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline (“OED”) and amended from time without public notice or opportunity to comment. Signatories include individuals likely to be unfairly refused permission to sit, individuals whose status is uncertain, and professors with an interest in whether their students may or may not be permitted to sit. Signatories hereby request that the PTO, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. § 2(b)(2)(D), amplify the qualifications sufficient to sit for the Examination for Registration to Practice Before the PTO (37 C.F.R. § 11.7(a)(2)(ii)).

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This petition was also made available as Paper 21 of the Pierce Law Faculty Scholarship Series by NELLCO (nellco.org).