WELCOME CERTIFIED PATENT PRACTITIONERS & NCPP COMMUNITY MEMBERS!
The CPP credential is a professional designation that distinguishes those who have demonstrated experience, proficiency, knowledge, and understanding of patent drafting and prosecution through involvement in the patent preparation and prosecution processes.
NCPP Community Members have exclusive access to our library of patent-related CLE video courses. Our CLEs are available to take any time, anywhere.
ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A CERTIFIED PATENT PRACTITIONER (CPP)?
The following minimum qualifications are required for consideration to be waived-in as a Certified Patent Practitioner. Please consult our FAQs for additional information on CPP requirements and membership information.
Member in good standing of the Patent Bar of the United States and have received no disciplinary action.
Practiced continuously for 5 years within the previous 10 year period or as in-house counsel with the primary role of overseeing patent prosecution, development, licensing, sales and/or acquisitions.
Drafted 50+ patent applications.
Drafted 50+ office action responses.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university.
Code of Conduct
CPP credential holders agree to adhere to strict ethics and a code of conduct.
Maintain at least 6 patent-specific CLEs per year (provided by NCPP at no additional cost).