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QPIP exams on 22 and 24 February 2022

  • 25 Jan 2022 4:46 AM
    Reply # 12312712 on 12157676

    Thanks ISBQPIP* for developing  and publishing questions and sample answers 2021 QPIP Exam (25 docs + 3 docs from a mock exam). These questions relates to prior art search ("Opposition/Validity/Novelty Search"),  FTO ("Patent Infringement Risk Search")  (separately for  Engineering, Chemistry and Biotech-Life Sciences fields); relevance analysis of search results ("Categorisation Analysis");  patent landscape analysis and  questions on theory of patent information and searching, etc.

    Even for those who do not plan to take a QPIP exam, or who get QPIP for granted, it might be of interest to test own knowledge  by high QPIP standards and find an opportunity to hone patent search & analysis skills. There is also an impressive Suggested Reading List of 53 items (mostly from World Patent Information), many of which authored by PIUG members and have become classic publications in patent information.

    I hope that ISBQPIP outstanding work would be a good motivation to members of patent information profession to take a challenge to pass QPIP exam.


    *International Standards Board for Qualified Patent Information Professionals.

  • 24 Jan 2022 12:13 PM
    Reply # 12309694 on 12157676

    The registration for the next QPIP exams (22 and 24 February) is open until 28 January 2022.

    The exam is held online in five different time zones. For further info, see 'BECOME A QPIP' on Sample questions and answers from the 2021 exam are available under DOCUMENTATION.

    Send any questions to

  • 10 Jan 2022 12:07 PM
    Reply # 12252506 on 12157676

    Registration for the QPIP exams (22 and 24 February, online, globally) is open until the 28th of January. If you are interested but have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us via You can apply via the website at

  • 30 Dec 2021 8:33 AM
    Reply # 12225495 on 12157676

    The examinations to become a registered Qualified Patent Information Professional are open to any patent information professional (PIP) globally who has a technical qualification (or 10 years experience working in a technical field), at least three years of work experience as PIP and who has completed at least 45 search projects in the three years preceding the application.

    The QPIP exams on 22 and 24 February 2022 will be held online in five different time zones and cost EUR 100. For further details, see

  • 01 Dec 2021 4:23 AM
    Message # 12157676

    The Supervisory Council of the ISBQPIP is announcing the dates for the second QPIP examination. The exams will take place on Tuesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 24, 2022.

    Interested patent information professionals should visit to find instructions and application details. Follow the “Become a QPIP” link prominently displayed at the top.

    For inquiries on the application, please send an email to

    Best regards,

    The ISBQPIP Supervisory Council

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