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Our first classroom Bar Review Course of 2013 is next week! If you sign up for and attend this January 21-25, 2013 classroom Bar Review Course in Pasadena, CA, we will give you the video course for FREE!  This is an $820 value, so don’t pass up this chance to supplement your classroom work with our video course at no cost to you.  As always, both our video course and our classroom course reflect all the latest changes to the law and to the USPTO registration exam.

The USPTO announced recently that they will be updating the registration exam in early April 2013 to reflect the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) that take effect on March 16, 2013.  Why not prepare now and take the exam before it changes in April?

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ExamWare®, PRG’s exclusive online exam preparation software, greatly enhances your chances of passing the USPTO Registration Examination by providing a simulated exam environment with an assortment of questions, answers, feedback, and links to the patent statute, patent rules and the USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). ExamWare® is an invaluable tool for providing “real-life” preparation for the exam. The academic staff of Patent Resources Group regularly reviews and updates all of the Patent Office’s published questions and model answers, as well as the explanations or authorities establishing why each multiple-choice answer is right or wrong.

Since its introduction, ExamWare® has been used by thousands of patent professionals at leading patent law firms, companies, and universities to successfully prepare for the Registration Examination for Patent Attorneys and Agents. The software includes approximately two thousand practice questions, with explanations and hyperlinks to legal authorities including Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 35 of the United States Code, the MPEP, and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). In 2011, we introduced ExamWare® online, which offers users added flexibility as it can be accessed from any computer at any time with your user e-mail and password.

Questions are available in multiple study modes, including simulated USPTO exams, and can be selected by topic or at random. Users can choose to receive instant feedback on answers, as well as view a detailed graphical scoring analysis for each study session.

You must sign up for either the Classroom or Video Patent Bar Review course to receive access to our online ExamWare®.  Access to this invaluable Exam tool is not available outside of Classroom or Video course purchase.

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The registration deadline for the November Patent Bar Review is just days away on October 29, so don’t miss out on the best preparation available for the USPTO Patent Bar Exam!  This is the final classroom Patent Bar Review course of 2012, and it will be held from November 5-9, 2012 at the Executive Conference Center in San Francisco, CA.  The PRG Patent Bar Review course has been fully updated to reflect the changes to the exam that were rolled out on October 2, 2012, so you’ll be fully prepared for the updated exam content after attending the PRG Patent Bar Review.

The last PRG Patent Bar Review Course of 2012 will be held in San Francisco, CA from Nov. 5-9.

This course offers the following resources to help you succeed in passing the Patent Bar:

  • The most comprehensive level of preparation possible — we cover all topics that could be included on your exam and provide in-depth analysis of approximately 100 questions from past exams throughout the course.
  • Instruction from PRG’s Academic Director, Paul Gardner, one of America’s leading patent law experts.
  • 37.5 hours of instruction time.
  • PRG provides detailed course presentation slides that facilitate note-taking and are an indispensable resource in organizing your study-time and review after the class.
  • FREE access to the new and improved ExamWare®, our highly-acclaimed patent exam preparation software – now online to more easily facilitate your “real-life” exam preparation.
  •  A FREE copy of Passing the PTO Exam on Your First Try: The Latest Tips and Tricks for Success.
  • A detailed study plan to help you plan and organize your preparation activities in the months leading up the exam.
  • A FREE copy of Patent Practice, an unrivaled resource to supplement your preparation and provide further detail and discussion about patent prosecution practice.
  • Special Offer: After you attend our November 2012 Bar Review Course in San Francisco you will also receive access to our online video course FOR FREE!  This is an incredible $820 value!

The registration deadline is almost here, so register now for PRG’s final classroom Patent Bar Review course of 2012.  Best of all, you’ll receive the benefits of the live classroom course and free access to the online video course for later review!  Learn more about the PRG Patent Bar Review course and register through the following links:

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If you’re planning on studying for the USTPO bar exam this summer, now is the perfect time to register for PRG’s next Bar Review Course!

Sign up today and join us in Boston on June 18-22 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common (formerly the Radisson Hotel Boston)!

The PRG Patent Bar Review Course will be held June 18-22, 2012 in Boston, MA.

Don’t miss out on this chance to take our industry-leading Bar Review Course and kick-off your efforts to prepare for the USPTO registration exam this summer. We have already updated our course to reflect the latest changes to the registration exam, based on the new source materials announced by the USPTO earlier this year, some of which reflect the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA).

If you prefer to study at your own pace, or want to supplement your classroom experience, you can purchase our online video course.  With both the classroom and online video options, you get FREE access to ExamWareTM, our highly-acclaimed online patent exam preparation software.

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The PRG Patent Bar Review Course is coming to a city near you!  Get the best preparation for the Patent Bar Exam by attending one of these Classroom Courses that will be held in cities across the US:

  • May 7-11, 2012, Chicago, IL – Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
  • June 18-22, 2012, Boston, MA – Revere Hotel Boston Common (formerly the Radisson Hotel Boston)
  • September 10-14, 2012, New York, NY – Executive Conference Center
  • November 5-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA – Executive Conference Center, 55 Fourth Street
  • Your Home or Office, Anytime during 2012 – Patent Bar Review Online Video Course

The PRG Patent Bar Review Course will be held in San Francisco, CA from Nov. 5-9, 2012.

If you register for either the Classroom Course or Online Video Course, you get free access to ExamWareTM, our highly-acclaimed patent exam preparation software – now online to more easily facilitate your “real-life” exam preparation.
Learn more about the Classroom Course, Online Video Course, and ExamWareTM by visiting this page on the PRG website!

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We have already updated both our classroom and video courses to reflect the latest changes to the registration exam, based on the new source materials announced by the USPTO earlier this year.  These changes, some of which are due to the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA), impact questions relating to Prioritized Examination, Change of Standard for Inter Partes Reexamination, and Appeals Practice.

We will continue to update our course as additional AIA requirements become effective and are incorporated into the exam.

And if you’re ready to begin your study program, we are ready for you with the following upcoming Spring courses:

  • May 7-11, 2012 — Chicago, IL (The hotel deadline is Monday, April 16 — Sign up and make your reservation today!)
  • June 18-22, 2012 — Boston, MA

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago - May Patent Bar Review location.

Our online video course is always available — whenever and wherever you are ready to take it.  And whether you take our classroom course or purchase the video course, you’ll benefit from access to the web-based version of ExamWareTM, our highly-acclaimed patent exam preparation software.

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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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We’ve already looked at a number of common questions and answers about the Patent Bar Exam and the PRG Patent Bar Review Course, and today we’ll post one last round of  frequently-asked questions:

 Q: Do any of the Bar Review Course study materials have to be returned to PRG?

A: No, all printed instructional materials are yours to keep.

 Q: If I attend a Classroom Bar Review Course, is it necessary to bring all the materials I was shipped with me?

A: No. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your Course, you will receive information via e-mail that details the materials you should bring with you to the Course.

 Q: How are updates to your Bar Review materials handled?

A: If there are revisions to our materials, we will provide them to you free of charge for up to 12 months after your initial purchase. After that point, you may have to incur an additional cost to keep your materials current.

Q: What is your Bar Review Course return policy?

A: You have 15 days from receipt of your materials to notify our office that you wish to return your order.

Q: This FAQ didn’t address my questions, what should I do?

A: Please contact our office via telephone: (703) 682-4860 or email: registrar@patentresources.com, and ask to speak with a registrar who will be more than happy to answer any additional questions.

Do you have any more questions about the Patent Bar Exam, Patent Bar Review Course, or other PRG courses?  Give us a call, send us an email, or leave us a question in the comments section!

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If you have questions about the Patent Bar Exam or PRG Patent Bar Review Course, then Patent Resources Group has the answers!  Here are more answers to frequently-asked questions about the PRG Patent Bar Review Course, which you can attend live or view online anywhere through our  Video on Demand player:

Q: Is there a difference in the PRG pass rate between the Classroom Bar Review Course purchasers and the Video Bar Review Course purchasers?

A: No. An equal number of students pass the USPTO Exam using the Classroom and Video Courses.

 Q: How much time should I set aside to study with your Bar Review Course?

A: This is a difficult question to answer as each student has differing time constraints and methods of study. The materials are very comprehensive, yet very straightforward. When you register, we send to you a packet of information that details all the Course materials and how to approach your Exam preparation.

Q: At the Classroom Bar Review Course, are questions permitted?

A: Yes, at designated times. As there is a lot of material to cover, instructors do not permit questions during the lectures, but questions of all types are permitted during breaks and instructors are also available after class for questions. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your course, you will receive information via email regarding the Question and Answer format at the course.

Q: If I purchase the Video Bar Review Course and have questions, will they be addressed?

A: Yes. You may submit questions via either facsimile: (434) 974-7330 or e-mail: registrar@patentresources.com. Please note that it may take several days to respond, but all questions are answered.

Q: If I register for a Classroom Bar Review Course, may I also purchase the Video lectures?

A: Yes, Classroom or Video purchasers who wish to supplement their Exam preparation by either adding the Classroom Lectures to a Video Course or adding the Video Lectures to a Classroom Course may do so at a significantly lower price. Specific information relating to this question is addressed in your Course Confirmation Packet.

 

Next week, we’ll look at one more round of questions and answers about the Patent Bar Exam and PRG Patent Bar Review course!

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Here at PRG, we regularly get a number of questions about the Patent Bar Exam and the PRG Patent Bar Review course.  We’ve put together a FAQ section on the PRG website, which answers some of the most common questions about the Patent Bar Exam and PRG Review Course.  Here are a few of those questions:

Q: I know nothing about patent law. Is your Bar Review Course suitable for me?

A: Yes. Our materials are designed with the express purpose of assisting you in passing the USPTO Exam, but it is our goal to teach you patent law in the process, so that once you pass, you will be an effective patent attorney or agent.

Q: How do I register to take the Patent Bar Exam?

A: Please visit the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment & Discipline website. Once there, select “Examination Registration.” This site will answer any and all Exam-related questions, including requirements to sit for the Exam and how the Exam is administered.

Q: What does the Classroom or Video Bar Review Course tuition cover?

A: The Course tuition covers all lectures and instructional materials; for the Classroom course, it does not cover travel expenses, hotel accommodations or meals. We do, however, provide morning and afternoon refreshments at the Classroom Course. Shipping within the continental US and Canada is included in the tuition price; overseas purchasers incur an additional shipping cost (please contact our office via email: registrar@patentresources.com, if you are an overseas purchaser).

Q: What is the difference between the Classroom and Video Bar Review Courses?

A: With the Classroom Course, you attend five days of lectures in a live classroom setting. The Video Course consists of approximately 40 hours of lectures via our Video on Demand player. The printed materials for both Courses are the same and both provide access to ExamWare™.
Stay tuned for more questions and answers on the Patent Bar Exam and PRG Patent Bar Review course!

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