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Supporting Innovation Ecosystems Through The International Patent Drafting Training Program

December 22, 2022

For inventors to succeed in their countries they need to rely on professionals who can turn their creations into assets of economic value. When this occurs, the advantages have significant impact on innovation ecosystems and society in general, which ultimately benefits from the growth and prosperity of innovation.

However, many countries still lack sufficient professionals who can draft quality patent applications. This is due in great part to the fact that there are not many comprehensive training opportunities available for those interested in supporting inventors with their patent applications. In response to that reality, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in partnership with the International Federation of IP Attorneys (FICPI) launched the International Patent Drafting Training Program (IPDTP) for the first time in 2022. The inaugural course of this 8-month hands-on training experience received forty participants from all over the world, with different backgrounds and experiences but the same motivation as common denominator: to contribute to the growth of their countries’ innovation.

Apply now to the next IPDTP course, which will run from April to December 2023, 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 20, 2023. 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 at ipdtp@wipo.int if you need more information or have further enquiries about the program.