Prior Experience Recognition

The International Standards Board for Qualified Patent Information Professionals (ISBQPIP) will soon officially be established. One of the first things that the ISBQPIP will do is providing experienced patent information professionals the opportunity to become Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP) without examination, when they meet the requirements for Prior Experience Recognition (PER) as described in the Rules. The plan is to open the time window for PER applications before the end of this year. The initial invitation will be restricted to patent information professionals who reside either in the United States of America or in Europe (i.e. any European country that is a member state or extension state of the European Patent Organisation)(*). There will be no further opportunities to apply for Prior Experience Recognition for people who reside in Europe or the USA. After the closing date, one can only become QPIP by successfully passing the examination. Please note that applications received by the ISBQPIP before the time window is open, will be discarded.
(*)This regional limitation is applied because the ISBQPIP will have limited capacity to receive applications. It is planned that later a similar opportunity will be provided for other countries.

The details of the PER application procedure and requirements are provided in Rule 18, 19 and 20. Please consult the Rules on the QPIP website (see The attached DRAFT template is to help candidates prepare and collect their supporting data and documentation before the PER application window opens. At the time of application, please ensure that you are using the latest version of the template as provided on The final version will also comprise the GDPR compliant privacy policy, which will also be made available on the website.

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