Public Patent Examination Learning Center

ProgramAudienceCourse Format*CLE Available?Recorded?
Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP)
Derived from newly hired examiner training
Agent/Attorney
course
In-person, 3 daysYesNo
Inventor courseIn-person, 3 daysNoNo
Patent Quality Chat
Webinar series on patent quality topics 
OpenWebinarNoYes
Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT)
Recent training delivered to experienced examiners
OpenWebinarYesNo
Examiner Training Materials
Computer-based training (CBT) modules used to provide practice and procedure training for newly hired patent examiners
OpenCBTNoYes

*CLE - continuing legal education