Welcome to the Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool. The IP Assessment includes the below five general categories, that are included in all assessments.

  • IP Strategies & Best Practices
  • International IP Rights
  • IP Asset Tracking
  • Licensing Technology to Others
  • Using Technology of Others

There are five additional categories that all can take or, which may be customized through a Pre-assessment. These five categories include:

  • Copyrights
  • Design Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets
  • Utility Patents

Not all businesses have all categories of IP Assets so they have an opportunity to opt out of certain categories by using the customizer or Pre-assessment or may opt to take the full assessment of ten categories containing 62 questions.

The full assessment requires about 20-30 minutes to complete. The customizer or Pre-assessment can reduce the required time by 10-15 minutes.

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Before starting the assessment, please note:

  • Additional information regarding IP resources and assistance can be found at the USPTO's Pro Se Assistance Program web page
  • Save the link for this page as a favorite/bookmark on your browser.
  • In the “Internet Options” of your browser, deselect/uncheck history on exit. This will allow you to return and resume your assessment session in case you cannot finish it in one sitting. This will also allow you to access your training materials and assessment results at your convenience.
  • As you are answering the assessment questions, choose the answer that best applies to your business or circumstances as an independent inventor or individual. Where applicable, choose all the responses that apply to your situation.
  • Responses or data collected in the assessment are not stored or used by the USPTO or NIST MEP.