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Prior Experience Recognition (PER)

Second window for Prior Experience Recognition (PER, aka Grandparenting) for Qualified Patent Information Professionals (QPIP) opens on July 15!

After the initial PER opportunity which was 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), the International Standards Board for Qualified Patent Information Professionals (ISBQPIP) now opens the PER application window for patent information professionals globally EXCEPT in
• USA
• Europe
• China
• India
• Japan
• South Korea
• Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Residents from the USA and Europe can only become QPIP by successfully passing the exams.
Residents from China, India, Japan, South Korea and North Korea are currently excluded because of the limited capacity for assessing PER applications in the ISBQPIP versus the expected large number of applications from these countries. A PER opportunity will be provided for these countries in due course.

The application period will open on July 15, 2020 and will last until October 15, 2020 (11:59 pm Central European Time)
We would like to refer any interested party to the procedure in the Articles and Rules (see especially Rule 18 and 19). The application form, as well as templates for the required Curriculum Vitae and Employment letter can be found under ‘How to become QPIP?’ and then ‘Prior Experience Recognition (PER)’.

Please note that there will NO further opportunities to apply for Prior Experience Recognition, except for residents of China, India, Japan, South Korea and North Korea.

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

If you have any questions, please contact info@qpip.org

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alt textApplication form for Prior Experience Recognition revised 20200702.docx
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