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10 Apr - 15 Nov 2024
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The 2024 course started on 10 April 2024.  Please contact WIPO should you wish to participate in future courses.

A WIPO International Patent Drafting Training Program has been developed by WIPO in cooperation with the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI). The Program also provides WIPO member states with the opportunity to integrate the Program in their national/regional qualification and training of patent professionals through signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with WIPO.

The training program is conducted in English.

Program Description

This training program is ideal for those with professional or commercial interest in patents, and who are looking to enhance their patent drafting skills across different technical fields. Designed as practice-oriented training, inventors and those providing services to them can acquire technical skills and knowledge necessary to prepare and file successful patent applications, including the capacity to draft all-important claims that determine the scope and coverage of the protection to be granted by a patent.

This program, offered in English, will utilize state of the art WIPO e-learning tools, while also giving unparalleled access to highly qualified patent drafting experts from across the globe both virtually, through the use of theme-based discussion forums and individual feedback and mentoring, and face-to-face, through a workshop conducted at the WIPO Headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland).

This Training Program offers

  • Hands-on experiential learning delivered by globally recognized instructors where practical exercises and personal feedback are the main learning instruments.
  • A curriculum specifically designed for exposure to international patent practice, to give participants an edge when transforming ideas into solid global patent portfolios.
  • An opportunity to build an international network of peers and mentors encounter engaged in patent drafting across the world.

What You Will Learn

  • Claim drafting techniques and methodologies
  • Specification drafting - description, summary, background/ abstract for inventions
  • Analysis of inventions
  • Strategic filing decisions

Who Should Apply

  • Patent agents and patent agent candidates;
  • Staff of technology transfer offices at universities and public research centers or WIPO Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISCs);
  • Others regularly involved in supporting inventors to obtain patents, who wish to further improve their skills on patent drafting; and
  • Innovators, researchers, and members of the public wishing to enhance skills on patent drafting.