USPTO events offering CLE credits

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regularly organizes or participates in continuing legal education (CLE) credit offerings across the country. Offerings cover a variety of topics. Select an individual event from the calendar below for more information. A full listing of USPTO events can be found here.

Upcoming events

An overview of appeals. Continuing legal education applied for in CA, IA, and MO.

International agents and attorneys: Learn to think like a patent examiner with STEPP's four-day course

Past events

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners about how to approach 35 U.S.C. 103 examining evidence.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners about how to approach 35 U.S.C. 103 examining evidence.

Join us for a for a discussion of various aspects of professional responsibility and expectations for registered patent agents and attorneys. Continuing legal education applied for in CA, IA, and MO.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners about how to approach 35 U.S.C. 103 examining evidence.

Are you a patent practitioner looking for tips on conducting a successful examiner interview? Join us for our monthly presentation. CLE applied for in CA, IA, and MO.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners about how to approach 35 U.S.C. 103 writing rejections.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners about how to approach 35 U.S.C. 103 writing rejections.

Attend an interactive virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners about how to approach 35 U.S.C. 103 and writing rejections.

Interested in learning more about current patent application pilot programs and initiatives designed to enhance the prosecution process? CLE applied for CA, IA, and MO.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to USPTO examiners about how to approach 35 U.S.C. 103 obviousness rejections.

Interested in learning more about trade secret protection in the United States? Join us for a presentation on April 14, from noon - 1 p.m. ET.

Topics covered will include an overview of the Office of Petitions, publicly available electronic resources, petitions data and statistics, a brief discussion of e-Petitions, and petitions related news and updates.

An overview of appeals.

An overview on patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 from Matthew Sked, Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration.

In this webinar, you'll learn about requirements and best practices for filing a trademark letter of protest.

In this webinar, learn about the USPTO’s Register Protection initiatives in response to increased bogus claims of use and improper trademark submissions.

If you are a USPTO registered patent attorney or agent from Europe, it helps to think like a patent examiner. Get a better understanding of how examiners make decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent/ attorney four-day course. Registration is...

If you are a patent attorney or agent, it helps to think like a patent examiner. Get a better understanding of how examiners make decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent/ attorney four-day course. Registration is now closed. If you are interested in...

Are you an experienced trademark filer interested in learning more about the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Post Registration Audit Program? If so, this webinar is for you.

Learn from our expert attorneys as they discuss recent changes to requirements for specimens of use, common issues with specimens, and what USPTO trademark examining attorneys look for when reviewing specimens.

An overview of the Office of Petitions (OPET) and the impact of petitions on the examination process. Attendees will learn basic information regarding OPET and the petition process, common types of petitions, recent updates to petitions practice and best practices.

An overview of the Office of Petitions (OPET) and the impact of petitions on the examination process. Attendees will learn basic information regarding OPET and the petition process, common types of petitions, recent updates to petitions practice and best practices.

An overview of the Office of Petitions (OPET) and the impact of petitions on the examination process. Attendees will learn basic information regarding OPET and the petition process, common types of petitions, recent updates to petitions practice and best practices.

This training features detailed hypothetical examples to provide a refresher on best practices for an examiner’s response to arguments and claim amendments after a final rejection. Additional details about examiner implementation of the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) will also be discussed.

This training features detailed hypothetical examples to provide a refresher on best practices for an examiner’s response to arguments and claim amendments after a final rejection. Additional details about examiner implementation of the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) will also be discussed.

This training features detailed hypothetical examples to provide a refresher on best practices for an examiner’s response to arguments and claim amendments after a final rejection. Additional details about examiner implementation of the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) will also be discussed.

Learn from our expert attorneys as they cover relevant case law and discuss specific scenarios related to general ethical considerations for practitioners, recognition as a representative, and more.

Learn how to help protect your intellectual property in foreign jurisdictions. The USPTO will host a two-hour seminar on considerations and options for filing foreign patent applications.

(13 Patent CLEs, 1 Ethics CLE) Get a better understanding of how examiners makes decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent attorney three-day course. Similar to entry level examiners, each trainee will use a sample application that will be the focus of exercises.

(2 Patent CLEs) Recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners about different types of double patenting rejections with AIA updates, when a restriction does or does not prohibit double patenting, the various types of arguments and evidence applicants can provide to overcome a double patenting rejection, and several detailed examples of when double patenting is proper or improper.

(2 Patent CLEs) Recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners about different types of double patenting rejections with AIA updates, when a restriction does or does not prohibit double patenting.

In this webinar, experts from the USPTO Trademark Examination Policy Office will provide an overview of filing an international application using the Madrid Protocol.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.

The USPTO's International Patent Legal Administration will host a two-hour seminar on considerations and options for filing foreign patent applications.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.

Get a better understanding of how examiners makes decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent attorney three day course.

Mar 6, 2020 - San Jose, CA

Learn how to help protect your intellectual property in foreign jurisdictions.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.

Get a better understanding of how examiners makes decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent attorney three day course.

Attend this webinar to learn about the new mandatory electronic filing requirement and how this affects specimens, the petition process, outage procedures, and TEAS forms.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.

The USPTO's International Patent Legal Administration will host a two-hour seminar on considerations and options for filing foreign patent applications.

Dec 3, 2019 - San Jose, CA

Learn about required post-registration maintenance filings, as well as optional filings that can help ensure your federal registration protects your trademark for years to come.

Get a better understanding of how examiners makes decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent attorney three day course.

Attend an interactive virtual instructor-led training (vILT) course based on the actual training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.

Get a better understanding of how examiners makes decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent attorney three day course.

Get a better understanding of how examiners makes decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent attorney three day course.

Attend an interactive Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course featuring recent training delivered to experienced USPTO examiners.

Get a better understanding of how examiners makes decisions at the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) agent attorney three day course.

Apr 18, 2019 - Chicago, IL

Free opportunity to learn about the new 101 guidance and patent quality updates.

Attend live Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings where judges will share tips for successful advocacy before the Boards.

A presentation on the latest developments at the USPTO including updates from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

The two-hour seminar will review the considerations and options for filing foreign patent applications, including an overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the use of the Paris Convention for non-PCT countries.

Training delivered through STEPP is designed to provide external stakeholders with a better understanding of how and why an examiner makes decisions while examining a patent application.