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Leonard 2007 Patent Bar Materials

Student-prepared study materials developed for the July 2007 Patent Bar. Prepared in conjunction with the Longacre Patent Bar Course.

What is the Patent Bar?

The Patent Bar Exam is a two-part, six-hour examination. Each part contains 50 multiple choice questions, totally 100 questions. However, only 90 of these questions are graded as 10 questions are 'beta' questions. To pass, you need to get 70% of the graded questions correct. (63 out of 90).

Those that pass the patent bar exam become authorized to practice in front of the USPTO - meaning that they are able to apply for patents on behalf of clients.

How to Sign Up for the Patent Bar

The overall process involves applying to sit for the exam, after which the USPTO gives you a 90-day window in which to take the exam at a Prometric test site. It can up to several months for the USPTO to process your application after you submit it, so be weary of your time constraints and plan ahead.

Documents to Submit

Undergraduate Transcript, Fees, USPTO Forms, any supplemental information that may apply

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