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.

Work Experience

  • 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.

 

Education

  • 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 (a minimum of 4 CLEs/year provided by NCPP at no additional cost).

OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN THE PATENT PROFESSION

NCPP Membership Levels

Our complete patent-related CLE catalog. Two ways to join!

NCPP Community
Member

Get access to our complete patent-focused CLE catalog for on-demand learning at your convenience anytime, anywhere.

$69

Introductory Annual Fees | $99 per year after 1st year

New CLEs added every quarter

Patent industry best practices, tips, and strategies

Discounted CPP membership upgrade

CERTIFIED PATENT
PRACTITIONER (CPP)

Become a certified CPP and show your commitment to patent preparation
and prosecution excellence.

$99

Introductory Annual Fees | $199 per year after 1st year

4 of 6 required annual patent-specific CLE credits included

Exclusive law firm and corporate recruitment

Continued support with patent quality standards, tips, and strategies

At checkout, you must be able to answer "Yes" to every personal certification statement to qualify for the CPP credential.

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