Posts in Patent Bar Review


Reflections of the Patent Bar Exam

Recently I took and passed, on my second attempt, the United States Patent & Trademark Office Registration (bar) Exam. It is a daunting experience but manageable with some …
By William E Nowakowski
2 years ago 5

Reflections on Taking the Patent Bar Exam

If you are reading this article beyond the title, you are either preparing to take the USPTO’s patent bar exam or you are considering whether you …
By Amy J. Savoie
3 years ago 7

Everything You Need to Know About the Patent Bar Exam

In recent years the registration exam to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office has undergone significant change... There will be yet another update to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 10

Patent Bar Exam: MPEP Search Strategies

Those days are long gone, for nearly a decade now, but when you do take the examination you will be provided with an electronic copy of the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Beware Patent Bar Exam Study Advice

Perhaps the most ridiculous suggestion given (step 8) is to download the free PTO Patent Bar Exam Review Package from CNET. The WikiHow article explains that this free …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 4

USPTO to Update Patent Registration Exam April 2013

The Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has announced that the patent bar examination, which is sometimes called …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Patent Bar Blues: New Rules, Old MPEP Make for Difficult Study

The unfortunate thing is that all of these individuals were getting this question incorrect and anyone who relied on this information moving forward would get the question …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

The Latest Intelligence on the Updated Patent Bar Exam

Generally, the Patent Exam remains as predictable as ever in terms of what the USPTO wants you to know. The USPTO concentrates on those issues that lead …

Patent Bar Exam Refresh: PTO Now Testing New Materials

We also know from past history that when the Patent Office first starts to test new material they disproportionately weight it in the database of questions so …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 6

USPTO Changes Format and Links to MPEP

Not only can't you find the relevant MPEP sections you are looking for through a Google search, but you also cannot find the relevant statutes or CFR …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 7

Legal Jobs: Patent Job Market Shows Signs of Improvement

Alissa J. Holterman is the Assistant Director of Career Services at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, has been the primary administrator of for the last 5 years. …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Becoming Patent Bar Eligible: What Courses are Acceptable?

When determining whether to accept a particular course one particularly important consideration is whether the course has been accepted for college-level credit for a Category A degree …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 16

Buyer Beware! Counterfeit Patent Bar Review Courses on eBay

The posting says that the purchaser will acquire a version of the course that was first purchased in March 2012 and includes 36 audio CDs, 8 video DVDs and Patware 9.0.  …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Vote for Chance to Win FREE PLI Patent Bar Review Course

In cooperation with the Practising Law Institute, I will be giving away 1 free PLI Patent Bar Review Course to one lucky individual. Entry is free, but to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

PTO Updates Patent Bar Exam to Test AIA & Appeal Rules

Beginning January 31, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will update the content of the patent registration examination to cover two new rules issued September 26, 2011 that relate …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1