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Prior Experience Recognition (PER)

The PER application period has started on December 10, 2018 and will last until March 11, 2019 (11:59 pm Central European Time).

For detailed information on the procedure please check the Articles and Rules (see especially Rule 18 and 19), as well as the draft application form (which will be replaced by the official form at the start of said period) which can be downloaded from this page.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are provided on the PER FAQ page.

The initial invitation is 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.
(*)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.

If you have any questions, please contact

If you would like to apply for PER a fee of EUR 175,- needs to be paid, which payment can be effected through bank transfer or credit card (via our website). Please note that you may only pay after having received an invoice from the ISBQPIP. In order to produce such an invoice please provide the following data in your application email to .

Company name (if your company pays directly or reimburses your payment):
Name of person for whom PER fee will be paid:
VAT number (if applicable):

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