Patent Agents Qualifying Examination
- How to Become a Registered Patent Agent
- Notes prepared by the Examining Board
- Previous Patent Agent Exams
Notes prepared by the Examining Board
Since the Patent Rules provide that the examination for qualification as patent agent shall relate to "patent law and practice," it has been the continuing policy of the Examining Board to place most emphasis on the preparation of specifications and the prosecution of applications for patents. Emphasis has also been placed on analyses and opinions relating to infringement and validity.
The examination will consist of four papers and will include:
- Paper A, a major question directed to the preparation of a disclosure, claims, and an abstract, (Where appropriate, the candidates may incorporate portions of the examination paper in their answers);
- Paper B, a major question directed to validity;
- Paper C, a major question directed to the preparation of a response to an official action; and,
- Paper D, a major question directed to infringement.
Various other questions directed to important principles of patent law and practice, and problems encountered in actual practice involving such matters as reissue, conflict, division, final action, maintenance fees, abandonment, foreign practice, assignments, court cases, trade secrets, re-examination, PCT, interplay among patents, industrial designs and copyright may also form part of the papers.
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