The following minimum qualifications are required for consideration to be waived-in as a Certified Patent Practitioner. Please consult our FAQs for additional information on CPP requirements and membership information.
- Member in good standing of the Patent Bar of the United States and have received no disciplinary action
- Practiced continuously for 5 years within the previous 10 year period or as in-house counsel with the primary role of overseeing patent prosecution, development, licensing, sales and/or acquisitions.
- Drafted 50+ patent applications.
- Drafted 50+ office action responses.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university.
- Complete at least 6 patent specific CLEs per year (a minimum of 4 CLEs/year provided by NCPP at no cost).
CODE OF CONDUCT
CPP credential holders agree to adhere to strict ethics and a code of conduct.