Welcome to NAPP 

“You guys are all GREAT!  NAPP is a wonderful institution and has allowed me to remain being a sole practitioner with lots of mentors and no office politics!"

Pat Costanzo, Patent Practitioner,
in solo (small firm) practice since 2001

NAPP is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) membership association dedicated to serving the needs of professionals working in the field of patent prosecution. Members include patent agents, patent attorneys, consultants associated with USPTO activities, providers of products and services that support patent practitioners, and people who are on the path towards becoming patent practitioners.

NAPP serves its members through the dedication of volunteers who serve on active committees where the focus is always on adding value for members and keeping the organization strong.

Each member gets value in his or her own way. We invite you explore our website so you can see the value membership holds for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Online Discussion Forum for Patent Prosecution Practice Support and Networking
  • Affordable Liability/Malpractice Insurance through Dominion Insurance Services
  • Additional Insurance Discount with NAPP Best Practices Program
  • Annual Summer Conference offering Updates, Training, CLE and Networking


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NAPP's18th Annual Meeting & Conference (AMC) was a success!

The conference, held July 20-22 at the Old Town Hilton in Alexandria, Virginia, featured a total of 33 presenters and panelists.  The NAPP was honored to have hosted a total of 17 representatives of the USPTO as speakers.  The conference had a strong turnout and welcomed attendees from 26 states and 4 countries.  Attendees were able to receive up to 18 hours of CLE credit for their attendance at the conference including 2 hours of CLE for ethics. Four new directors were elected by the membership.