Inventor Assistance Program: Apply as an Inventor
Who can apply?
Individial inventors or small businesses based in a country participating in the Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) can apply. To qualify for support, you must satisfy four main criteria (plus any specific national criteria):
- Basic knowledge of the patent system: Demonstrated by:
- successfully completing the online IAP training module; or
- presenting proof of a current patent application that has been filed at the patent office of an IAP participant country.
- Income level: Your income must be below the threshold determined by the country in question.
- Eligible invention: You must have an invention that qualifies for IAP. Decisions on the eligibility of inventions are taken by the IAP screening board of the country in question.
- Residence: You must be a resident in the country in which you make the request and that country must be a participant in the IAP.
How to apply
Applying to the IAP is very easy:
For specifics on how to apply, please refer to the information for each IAP participating country: