Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) training events

Would you like to learn about the patent application process, the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) user-friendly patent tools, or recent examination practices and procedure guidance in an interactive online environment? The USPTO Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) program provides free virtual trainings on selected patent examination topics to legal professionals, independent inventors, and entrepreneurs. All SOaR courses are free, and select courses offer CLE credit for legal professionals.

USPTO expert-level trainers lead SOaR courses and in-depth discussions on selected patent examination topics. A question-and-answer session will follow each training presentation.

Please select from the list below to register for upcoming SOaR training sessions. If there are no courses listed, please check this page later for updates.

Past events

This training event on Patent Center and Patent Public Search tools will be held on September 15, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. ET. Participants will learn how to use the tool to file and manage patent documents online.