Posts Tagged ‘Passing the Patent Bar with PRG’

You can track the experiences of Landon IP analyst and PRG student Chris Casson as he attends the PRG Patent Bar Review course, takes practice exams using ExamWare®, and ultimately passes the Patent Bar Exam.  Here’s what he has to say on his blog about the PRG Patent Bar Review course and materials:

I won’t say it’s not possible to pass the Patent Bar on the first try without the help of PRG, but I’m not sure I could have done it without everything they offer.  Starting with the excellent Patent Bar Review course taught by Paul Gardner, and continuing with the videos, which I used to review some important lectures, and then, most of all, the ExamWare® questions.

Chris isn’t the only PRG student who’s benefited from the PRG Patent Bar Review course and ExamWare®. The following quotes come from past attendees of the course:

  • “Very professional organization of materials, lecture room and slides. Start and finish on time was always the case. All of my questions were answered.”  –Daniel Ersoy, R&D Director, Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL
  • “I took both the PLI class here in NY and the PLI home course and neither compared to the PRG at home course and treatise. Only after the PRG at home course was I truly ready to pass on my first pass at taking the test.” –John Laurence, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman New York, NY
  • “I can’t afford to take a lesser course. Paul Gardner is a tour de force of patent law.” – Greg Wesner, K&L Gates, Seattle, WA
  • “I have to give PRG a ton of credit for helping me pass!  Your review course and review materials were outstanding and I will definitely recommend your course to future test takers.”  -Ryan Schermerhorn, DePaul University College of Law
  • “I wanted to let you know that I passed the patent bar! PRG’s review course was worth every dime.  I knew all of the patent attorneys I spoke with couldn’t be wrong; your course really is the ultimate learning tool.” -Dave Waters, Attorney-at-Law, Wilmington, NC

The classroom Patent Bar Review is being held November 5-9 in San Francisco, CA, or you can view the online video Patent Bar Review at any time!

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Over at Passing the Patent Bar with PRG, we have an important announcement about changes to the USPTO Patent Bar Exam:

The USPTO has released notification that the Registration Examination will be updated on or about October 2, 2012 to include the America Invents Act provisions that go into effect on September 16, 2012…

Learn about the upcoming changes to the Exam and how these changes may affect your study plan by reading the latest post at Passing the Patent Bar with PRG!

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Over at “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG“, the most recent post highlights five sources of patent and intellectual property law news:

Patent law professionals need to stay up-to-date on the quickly changing landscape of the intellectual property law field, but where can you get a concise daily summary of the biggest events about patent and IP law? Patent law blogs will certainly report on some of the patent-related news and important current issues, but these blogs usually focus on a single aspect of patent law, such as analysis of US patent cases or biotech/pharma patent cases.  Patent law professionals will need a more well-rounded source of daily IP law news, either in the form of a news feed for intellectual property law articles or a daily summary of major IP news events.  Here is a list of five reliable sources for quickly locating a broad range of current IP and patent-related news article.

To view the five patent law news resources, read the latest post on “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG”!

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At the blog Passing the Patent Bar with PRG, Brad Buehler gives readers some tips on how they should prepare for the Patent Bar Exam if they’ve waited until the last minute:

Life definitely has a habit of getting away from us and no matter your plans and goals, sometimes things do go astray.  So what do you do if you are coming down to exam day and just haven’t been able to invest the time to properly prepare?  While I would never suggest waiting until the last minute, I know it does happen.  Here are some tips for your final weeks of cramming:

1. Take a full 100 question simulated exam ASAP!  This will allow you to get a feel for the exam and your timing.  Are you able to complete each 50-question section in the allotted 3 hours?  How comfortable are you with the material?  How did you score?  ExamWare™ will allow you to analyze your simulated exam results by topic, so you can see the topic distribution of the questions and your performance in each topic area.

Read the rest of Brad’s advice over at the latest post on Passing the Patent Bar with PRG!

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Over at Passing the Patent Bar with PRG, learn about how PRG will pay your $100 USPTO Patent Attorney/Agent Registration Fee after you pass the Patent Bar Exam:

After you take our Bar Review Course in 2012 and pass the USPTO bar exam, you will owe the USPTO a $100 patent attorney/agent registration fee. PRG wants to help you celebrate this great accomplishment by paying your registration fee for you!

Read about the eligibility requirements and how you can take advantage of this special offer in the newest post on Passing the Patent Bar with PRG!

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At “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG,” PRG Director Brad Buehler responds to a question about living abroad while studying for and scheduling the US Patent Bar Exam:

Question: I am a US citizen living overseas, and I am currently working for an overseas law firm training as a US patent agent. Taking the patent bar will require me to physically fly to the US to take the exam after taking a prep course. In such a case, what are your suggestions as to studying for the USPTO bar exam while working full time abroad?

Response from PRG Director Brad Buehler: Living abroad while preparing for the USPTO Registration Examination will add another wrinkle to a challenging test.  However, with proper planning, you will be able to minimize the impact of having to factor travel arrangements for the examination into your schedule.  Here are some tips on how to effectively manage your schedule.

Read all of Brad’s tips for living abroad while studying for and scheduling the US Patent Bar Exam in the new blog post!

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At the blog “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG“, Chris Casson passed the Patent Bar Exam back in December, and now he brings us an update on the process of officially becoming a patent agent:

Not long after taking the Exam, when I was given the preliminary result of a passing grade, I received confirmation in the mail from the USPTO affirming that I had indeed passed the Patent Bar.  I also received a notice that I was going to be listed in the USPTO gazette (here) as a potential patent agent candidate who had officially passed the Registration Examination.  Anyone who had any interest in my status as a patent agent was invited to provide feedback to the USPTO concerning my character, particularly if someone had a reason to think I would not act ethically with the vast powers granted to a patent agent.

From registration fees to a typo on the official certificate, read about Chris’s experiences in his latest post!

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Over at Passing the Patent Bar with PRG, you’ll find a round-up of the best patent law blogs:

“Passing the Patent Bar with PRG” aims to help aspiring patent professionals locate useful courses, resources, and advice that will guide them during the study and registration process for the Patent Bar Exam.  ”Passing the Patent Bar with PRG” isn’t the only blog out there written by and for patent law professionals, though. An entire network of patent law blogs exist, and this network can provide useful news, analysis, and networking opportunities for new professionals in the intellectual property law field.  Here is a quick list of 10 excellent blogs for patent professionals.

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Over at “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG,” the blog rounds up all of PRG Director Brad Buehler’s posts that give suggestions on studying for the Patent Bar Exam:

Over the last few month, PRG Director Brad Buehler has given a number of useful tips about studying for the Patent Bar Exam, including advice on how to incorporate the recent changes to the Exam based on the America Invents Act into your study plan.  Here is a complete list of posts where Brad shares his Patent Bar Exam expertise.

To read all of Brad’s posts, visit the “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG” blog!


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The blog “Passing the Patent Bar with PRG” gives readers some suggestions about where they can network online with other professionals in the patent and intellectual property law fields:

While studying for the Patent Bar Exam, it’s essential to network with other professionals in the field of patent law. You can share study tips and resources with others who are also studying for the Exam, and you can also gain guidance from patent law experts who have years of experience working in the field.  So without further ado, here are some of the best places online where you can meet other patent law professionals.

Want to know where the best online networking opportunities are for patent law professionals?  Then read the post!

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