Getting Started Too Late
Getting started early is important
If you wait until you get approved to take the exam, you only have 90 days to study. This is enough time to fully prepare but, for most people, just barely. Sometimes real life gets in the way. You should start studying before you apply to take the exam. We guarantee that it is risk-free, since you can get a full refund if the Patent Office denies your application.
We recommend that, if possible, students study and take the exam during their first summer of law school. During your second summer, you will likely have other things to do, such as internships. Graduating with this credential in hand will give you a huge leg up on the competition when it comes to getting the best jobs at the big patent firms, or will give you a head start if you want to go into private practice for yourself.