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Registered Patent Practitioners

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Racially Diverse Women Patent Practitioners

APPLY NOW TO BEGIN YOUR PATENT PATHWAY IN 2025!

Patent Pathways® is an equal opportunity initiative and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or any other protected class. 

Candidates are required to have a Category A Degree as defined by the USPTO to participate. (See side panel for more information).
Not required for participation
Candidates must be eligible to practice before the USPTO, but not yet registered to participate.
Candidates must be eligible to practice before the USPTO to participate.
Patent Pathways® is an equal opportunity initiative and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or any other protected class.
Patent Pathways® is an equal opportunity initiative and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or any other protected class.
If you require any Special Accommodations, a member of our team will follow up in order to best meet your needs.
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Background checks are used for potential employment purposes.

Application review and interview processes are ongoing! Current applicants will be considered through submission deadline of November 15, 2024 for the program beginning in January 2025.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

  1. You have a Category A technical degree in Engineering Physics, Physics, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent fields from an accredited college or university. (See a full list of eligible degrees on page 3/4 HERE);
  2. You reside in the U.S. and are eligible to sit for the U.S. Patent Bar but are not yet registered (see USPTO Eligibility Requirements here)**;
  3. You are able to commit to the full program schedule.

**An applicant convicted of a felony, or a crime involving moral turpitude or breach of trust, is not eligible for registration or to apply for registration during the time of any sentence. See more here

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM?

Virtual Sessions: 1-4 hours per week (one to four days per week depending on the section of the program) over the course of approximately 5 months

Patent Bar Examination Preparation Independent Study: 20+ hours per week*

Patent Preparation and Patent Prosecution Assignments: ~5 hours per week depending on the assignment

*Please note that patent bar examination preparation does not overlap with other sections of the program.

All classes will be held virtually and in the evenings, so that you can continue to work and/or study during the day and attend the program afterwards.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?

Thanks to the generosity of our program sponsors, Patent Pathways will be 100% free to program participants.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR JANUARY-MAY 2025!

Don’t meet the Patent Pathways requirements? Harrity offers several free patent resources and programs for diverse individuals!

THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM PARTNERS & SPONSORS