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[12 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Best Mode
Question BM1: What is the effective date for the Best Mode provision in the AIA?
The effective date for the Best Mode provision in the AIA is September 16, 2011.
Question BM2: Does AIA’s amendment to 35 U.S.C. 282(a)(3) impact current patent examination practice regarding evaluation of an application for compliance with the best mode requirement of 35 U.S.C. 112?
No. As this change is applicable only in patent validity or infringement proceedings, it does not change current patent examination practices set forth in MPEP § 2165.
Question BM3: …

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About the Exam »

[11 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

The source materials for the questions and answers on the current registration examination are:
1. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Edition 8, Revision 8 (available at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/mpep.htm);
2. Examination Guidelines Update: Developments in the Obviousness Inquiry After KSR v. Teleflex (available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-21646.pdf);
3. New Interim Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Instructions, August 2009 (available at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/dapp/opla/2009-08-25_interim_101_instructions.pdf);
4. Interim Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for Process Claims in View of Bilski v. Kappos, July 2010 (available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-18424.pdf);
5. Interim Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for Process …

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About the Guide »

[11 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on Who Owns the Rights to the Study Guide | ]

On October 1, 2009, the study guides, which are sold under the names the Ultimate Patent Bar Exam Study Guide and How to Pass the Patent Bar Exam with Ease, were exclusively licensed to Simons Books. Simons Books is a California company founded in 2005 and owned and operated by Martha Simons. The October 1, 2009 agreement grantes Simons Books a perpetual and exclusive license to sell, distribute, and exhibit for sale all physical and digital versions of the study guides. By the terms of this perpetual agreement, …

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About the Exam »

[1 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration examination, more commonly referred to as the “patent bar,” is the test that one must pass to be eligible to practice before the USPTO. Individuals that pass the examination are referred to as either a “patent attorney” or a “patent agent.” A patent attorney successfully passes the patent bar and is a member of the bar of at least one state. A patent agent is not a member of a state bar but has passed the patent bar. It is unnecessary …

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Sample Answers »

[29 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Answers to Sample Test #1 | ]

Below are the answers to Sample Test #1.
1. ANSWER: (A) is the most correct answer. 35 U.S.C. § 111; 37 CFR § 1.53; MPEP § 601.01. As provided in MPEP § 601.01(a), the filing fee for an application filed under 37 CFR 1.53(b) can be submitted after the filing date. (B), (C), (D) and (E) are incorrect. 37 CFR § 53(b); MPEP § 601.01. 37 CFR § 1.53(b) provides that a filing date is granted on the date on which a specification as prescribed by 35 U.S.C. …

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[29 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Answers to Sample Test #2 | ]

Below are the answers to Sample Test #2.
1. ANSWER: (C) is the most correct answer. MPEP § 2163.06, under the heading “Review Of New Matter Objections And Rejections,” states “A rejection of claims is reviewable by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, whereas an objection and requirement to delete new matter is subject to supervisory review by petition under 37 CFR 1.181. If both the claims and specification contain new matter either directly or indirectly, and there has been both a rejection and objection by the examiner, the …

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About the Guide, Ordering Information »

[29 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

You can order the Ultimate Patent Bar Exam Study Guide by clicking on the “Buy Now” link at the top of this page or by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below. Immediately after checkout you will receive (via email) access to our exclusive examination question databank containing over 1,000 questions actually appearing on former administrations of the exam, as well as instructions on how to access the guide.
 

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Sample Questions »

[29 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Sample Test #1 – Afternoon Session of October 2003 Exam | ]

Below are the questions given for the afternoon session of the October 2003 patent bar exam. The pass rate for the October 2003 patent bar examination was 45%.
1. In accordance with the patent laws, rules and procedures as related in the MPEP, for a nonprovisional application to receive a filing date in the USPTO under 37 CFR 1.53(b), all of the following must be filed except:
(A)
The basic filing fee required by 37 CFR 1.16(a).
(B)
A specification as prescribed by the first paragraph of 35 USC 112.
(C)
A description pursuant to …

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[29 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on What Will I Receive After Purchasing the Guide? | ]

After payment you will be instantly emailed with your personal download link to the complete study course. Directions on how to access the course are transmitted immediately upon checkout. Please check your SPAM folder if you do not receive the message in your Inbox.
The guide is in PDF eBook format. The PDF allows for easy searching and printing (so if you are the type of person who works best with a hard copy, you can simply print out the PDF). In addition, your personal download link can be used to …

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About the Guide »

[29 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Basic Facts About Our Study Guide | ]

The Ultimate Patent Bar Exam Study Guide was created by patent agents and attorneys who passed the exam on their first try. The guide includes a comprehensive 160+ page outline that explains everything from what is patentable subject matter to interferences and re-examinations. The outline was designed to for those with little or no experience in patent law. So no matter what your skill level, our guide will help you master the material covered on the patent bar. The study guide is also frequently updated to ensure the material you …

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