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Prior Experience Recognition (PER)

There is currently no opportunity to apply for Prior Experience Recognition.

The initial invitation 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 application window was December 10, 2018 until March 11, 2019 (11:59 pm Central European Time). There will be no further opportunities to apply for Prior Experience Recognition for people who reside in Europe or the USA. One can only become QPIP by successfully passing the examination.

The one-time opportunity to apply for Prior Experience Recognition will successively be open for residents of other countries. Please monitor this website and/or follow announcements on (among other platforms) the PIUG Public Discussion Forum. (NB In general, all patent information professionals are encouraged to subscribe to the PIUG forum.)

For detailed information on the procedure please check the Articles and Rules (see especially Rule 18 and 19), as well as the USA/Europe application form, which can be downloaded from this page. (Please note that an updated version will be available when another PER window will be opened.)

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

(*)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 info@qpip.org

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