The National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) was found by 19 patent practitioners and incorporated in Virginia on January 22, 1996.
The NAPP is a non-profit organization dedicated to support patent practitioners and those working in the field of patent law in matters relating to patent law, its practice and technological advances.
The NAPP has three levels of memberships. Its “practitioner membership” is meant for patent agents and patent attorneys registered with United States Patent and Trademark Office. Practitioner members have the right to vote and hold office. NAPP’s “associate membership” is for researchers, foreign associates, business persons, and other individuals. Associate members do not have the right to vote or hold office. For individuals preparing for the patent bar exam and for a career as a Patent Agent or a Patent Attorney, NAPP provides “academic membership.”
The NAPP provides patent related information through its newsletter, “the disclosure,” its website, and two e-mail discussion forums namely the “General Discussion Forum” and the “Patent Practice Forum.” The General Discussion Forum is a stage for discussing a variety of issues from member-to-member referrals to Patent Law Reform. The Patent Practice Forum allows members to share patent practice issues along with on-going daily discussion between members on issues related to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Cooperation Treaty practice and foreign patent practice. NAPP currently focuses on fostering professionalism in the patent practitioner community and to assist patent agents and patent attorneys to stay up to date in matters relating to patent practice.
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