Historical Overview of Articles, Rules and Code of Conduct

On 21 April 2015, a draft set of Articles and Rules concerning the proposed certification system was released for public comment. The certification volunteers spent two years reviewing and discussing in depth the public comments, criticisms and suggestions in the spirit of creating a system that is in line with the realities faced by patent information professionals. On 11 May 2017 the second version of the Articles and Rules, together with a proposed Code of Conduct were released for public comment.


2002: The idea of certification for patent information professionals was brought up during a round-table discussion at the EPIDOS meeting
2009: Start of the collaboration of the Patent Documentation Group (PDG), the Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups (CEPIUG) and the Patent Information User Group (PIUG)
2011: Mock exams held in London (GB), Munich (DE), The Hague (NL), Stockholm (SE) and New Brunswick NJ (US)
2012: Results and evaluation of mock exams
2012-2018 activities:


Welcome to the website for Qualified Patent Information Professionals

This website is not yet complete, but you can find here whatever information is already publicly available regarding the examination and certification of patent information professionals.

Best regards,
The Certification Coordinators team

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