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Claim Drafting and Opinion Drafting Clinics

FICPI Canada periodically offers its Claim Drafting Clinic and Opinion Drafting Clinic for junior members of the patent profession. These programmes are conducted as a service for FICPI Canada members and are run at or near cost; FICPI Canada does not expect to make a profit.


Claim Drafting Clinic

The Claim Drafting Clinic includes lectures and workshops dedicated to drafting patent claims. The workshops consider all new drafting exercises, not repeated from prior FICPI Canada Clinics. It is targeted to trainees who intend to write the qualifying examinations.

Each candidate must have at least one year of experience as a patent agent trainee. FICPI Canada typically admits no more than 40 trainees, on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to applicants sponsored by a FICPI Canada member.


Opinion Drafting Clinic

The Opinion Drafting Clinic focuses on the preparation and drafting of patentability, infringement, and validity opinions. The Clinic is designed to address common problems seen in typical IP practice and in the Patent Agent exams.

The clinics are run by experienced tutors. Although it is not necessary that participants intend to write the Patent Agents Qualifying Examinations during the same year, the clinic will be of most benefit to candidates that have at least two years of experience as a patent agent trainee or as a junior patent lawyer.

Participation is typically limited to 40 students, on a first come, first served basis, with preference to FICPI Canada members.


Please consult the FICPI Canada Home Page or the FICPI Canada Events Page for any scheduled clinics.