Sign-up is now open to attend the USPTO's three-day training course on examination practice and procedure, June 20-22, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The course is offered to members of the public as part of our Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) program.
This course is provided through a partnership between the Office of Patent Training (OPT) and the Office of Innovation and Development (OID), and is intended for current and future inventors. The course is not intended for those interested in representing applicants before the USPTO. As a prerequisite, those accepted will be required to review several computer based training (CBT) modules prior to the start of the course. More information, and a proposed upcoming course schedule, is available on the USPTO STEPP page.