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

The USPTO Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) Joint Voices program is offering a session that will explore the three-step approach to filing a patent application and the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office.

The USPTO Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) program is offering a free training event on the benefits of filing Hague applications.

The USPTO Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) Joint Voices program is offering a free session that will explore the three-step approach to filing a patent application and the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office.

The USPTO Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) program is offering a free training event on the benefits of filing Hague applications.

Learn how to use the Patent Public Search tool (PPUBS) to search like an examiner.

Learn how to appeal a patent application decision, with resources for navigating the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. ET.

Learn the basics of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

Learn the basics of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

Learn the basics of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

Learn the basics of patents, trademarks, and copyrights during the SOaR program's Joint Voices free training webinar, featuring the Midwest Regional Outreach Office, on Tuesday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. ET.

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.