The patent bar exam is the required first step to becoming either a patent agent for the United States Patent & Trademark Office or a patent prosecutor/litigator as a practicing attorney. Students with a background in engineering and the sciences (such as biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, computer science) are eligible to sit for this exam. (To see all exam requirements, visit the link below). Join us for this Patent Bar session to learn about the exam from an expert. Mark Dighton, Director of the Practicing Law Institute Patent Office Exam Course, will be here to answer all of your questions about the patent bar, including:
- What exactly does the patent bar cover?
- When and how often can you take it?
- How do people prepare for the exam?
- What is the format of the exam, and how are results received?
- What is a passing score for the exam?
He'll also answer any other questions you have about the patent bar exam. This session is specifically designed for those undergrad and graduate students in engineering, science, or technology disciplines who are eligible to sit for the patent bar.
For a list of eligible majors or backgrounds visit https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/OED_GRB.pdf
This is a free event. Please register at the link above so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.