Improving the skills of those filing patent applications is important for the well functioning of the patent system at the national, regional and international levels. Nonetheless, inventors, patent professionals and other users of the patent system may not necessarily have all the fundamental knowledge and expertise they need to draft and file a patent application. Yet filing a carefully crafted patent application is the first effective step towards obtaining appropriate protection for inventions and thus for making an effective use of the patent system.
To help users improve their patent drafting skills and techniques, WIPO offers two different types of training programs: Patent Drafting Workshops in Member States (at national and regional levels) and the WIPO International Patent Drafting Training Program. These trainings are held regularly as part of WIPO’s human capacity building activities.