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Patent Drafting at the Core of Innovation Ecosystems

January 12, 2024

Technological innovation has become a condition for the progress and economic growth of countries all over the world. Our daily lives are more and more exposed to new and fast advancing technologies, which at the same time serve as the base pillars for others to create on top.  Such ingenious creations don’t however translate into assets of economic value that easy. Securing the best available protection for those inventions can only happen if patents are drafted by skilled professionals.

To support patent professionals worldwide, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) developed the International Patent Drafting Training Program (IPDTP) in partnership with the International Federation of IP Attorneys (FICPI). This 8-month hands-on training experience receives every year forty worldwide participants, with diversified backgrounds and experiences and a common goal: boosting the growth of their countries’ innovation. The program enables professionals to develop their patent drafting skills while offering them network opportunities with other patent professionals.

Secure protection for yours or your client’s inventions while supporting innovation ecosystems by joining the 2024 course of the International Patent Drafting Training Program.

Apply now to the IPDTP program, which will run from April to November 2024, with a curriculum composed of three phases (Phase 1: Drafting Basics; Phase 2: Geneva Workshop; Phase 3: Mentoring) and a Final Evaluation. Registration closes on February 18, 2024. Visit our website for further information and registration.

Upon the successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a WIPO certificate.

Need more information?

WIPO will be hosting a series of information sessions on the IPDTP for all prospective participants on:

Please contact the program administrator if you need more information or have further enquiries about the program.