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Archived updates for Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Latest on the Patent Bar Exam

Free Audio Only Webcast
September 21, 2006
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

John M. White of PLI will discuss
  • Who can take the Exam
  • How you apply to take the Exam
  • How the Exam works
  • How you should study for it
  • And when you should take it (law students note: you don't have to...and probably shouldn't...wait until you graduate to take this Exam).

They'll also let you know about the new material that the Exam will be testing, starting on or after October 19, 2006. According to their website,

For those of you who have already started preparing for the Patent Bar Exam, using materials based on the previously tested MPEP (8th Edition, Revision 2) and taking your Exam on or after October 19, 2006 when a new version of the MPEP
will be tested (8th Edition, Revision 4), we have a separate briefing that will bring you quickly up to date on the new rules in the later edition of the MPEP:

The New Patent Bar Exam: Newly Tested Material - Revision 4, September 19th, 1-2:30 PM eastern.

In this briefing, John White (chair of PLI's Patent Bar Review Course) will go over the new material from the MPEP being tested on the Patent Bar Exam. All told, the PTO released 900 pages of new rules and training materials between Revision 2 and Revision 4. Two-third of the chapters have been revised. We've boiled that down to an easily digested summary, with the key points that we think are most testable and sample questions on this newly testable material.

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