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I just wanted to say "thank you" for the good advice and structured approach in overcoming the patent exam hurdle. I took the exam a little over a week ago and passed on my first attempt. The information you provided was a wonderful introduction to the various subject areas tested on the exam, but the real learning was in applying "lessons learned" via the practice exams. I can't thank you enough!
I passed! I know you get these e-mails all the time, but I wanted to send one anyway. First, thank you for responding to my questions. I know of other programs where help is not so forthcoming. I really felt like I got my money's worth from your program.
Second, the practice questions and exam software you provided made the difference. In fact, I recognized some questions on the test and automatically knew the correct answer, which saved time. However, the exam software was really key to passing. Your explanations that included the appropriate MPEP/CFR/USC section helped me learn which search terms to use to find the appropriate rule/law. By the time I took the exam, I knew exactly where to look and which search terms to use.
Glad it's over! Now I can concentrate on finishing law school.
All the best,
I lost my Study Guide Volume 1 while traveling last weekend. I was very concerned about replacing it, however, when I called PatBar the customer service representative immediately offered to ship a replacement free of charge. The service was so refreshing and completely put me at ease. Not only that, the book arrived the very next day allowing me to get right back to my preparation. I just wanted to send along a thank you and hope that you continue to extend this high level of service to your other customers. You've left me quite satisfied.
I am so very proud to announce that I passed the Patent Bar today on my very first attempt!!!!
Your materials were instrumental in my success for two reasons: 1) The materials are precisely condensed to focus on parts of the MPEP that will most likely be tested and 2) the test taking software really allowed me to sharpen my test taking skills. I reviewed the materials and took the simulated exams multiple times. I am living proof that with the tools you provide and some dedication, it can be done...
Keep up the good work!
For nearly 20 years, PatBar has focused exclusively on developing world-class patent preparation materials designed with one objective in mind to ensure the most effective strategy for our clients to pass the patent bar on their first attempt. The structure of our course materials with its emphasis on this goal dramatically differentiates us from the multitude of patent bar preparation courses on the market.
Foundation With PatBar, you will build and retain a cogent and coherent framework for understanding the structure and detail of patent law as codified in the MPEP. This bedrock knowledge will frame your ability to answer the precise questions tested on the patent bar exam.
While you will probably not be able to answer every question from your foundation knowledge alone, the deep and rigorous understanding of the MPEP that the PatBar course fosters will guide you in knowing how and where to locate the relevant material in the MPEP when you're taking the test.
Prior Questions The patent bar exam relies on a significant number of repeat questions from prior exams. Your ability to know these questions cold and be able to answer them in your sleep will significantly improve your chance of success on exam day and your overall feeling of confidence.
New Questions On exam day, you will be presented with many new questions which have not been released by the Patent Office. You must develop a strategy to deal with these cutting-edge questions that you will inevitably face on exam day.
Search Strategy Unless you are a savant, you CANNOT pass the exam by rote memorization alone. Passing the patent bar requires not only your foundational knowledge of the MPEP but also your mastery and understanding of how to find things in the MPEP. Without effective search skills, the level and volume of information and detail required pass the exam would be unmanageable. PatBar shows you how to immediately find the relevant portion[s] of the MPEP.
Electronic Search Mechanics Many test takers have been stymied on exam day when presented with electronic search tools and mechanics that are unfamiliar. PatBar strives to deliver the best exam simulation tools in the business. The PatBar exam simulation suite has been carefully crafted to provide an electronic search environment that most accurately reflects actual exam conditions. We continually strive to update our software to reflect any changes in the electronic search tools that you will encounter on exam day.
Dynamic Support Preparing for the patent bar is a major endeavor and PatBar recognizes that you may encounter some bumps along the way. We are right there with you, should you need our assistance in grappling with any confusing or difficult exam materials. To this end, during your preparation process, PatBar provides both telephone and email support to answer your questions and help you through those difficult patches.
|"Open Me First" Letter to get you started|
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|Introductory material||Program instructions|
|Exam Search Guide|
|Prior exam questions|
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|Audio lecture CDs|
|Exam Simulation Suite™ CD|
|Flash cards||USPTO rules|
|Patent File Wrapper Book||Paper Application|
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Definition and Emphasis
The PatBar Capsule Approach
Multi-tier Review Approach
Looking To The Past And Into The Future
Exam simulation suite.
The audio CDs are an alternate dimension of the PatBar course. These audio CDs present a professionally narrated, audio rendition of the summary sections of each study capsule from the study guides. These are ideal to listen to in your car, or import to iTunes and listen to on your iPod, iPhone or other mp3 player. You can take these audio CDs anywhere.
PatBar provides two sets of thoughtfully conceptualized, color-coded flash cards that focus respectively on patent laws and patent rules. Mastering where material lies in the MPEP is essential to developing efficient search strategies when presented with an unfamiliar question. These flash cards are a perfect way to practice.
NEW Patent File Wrapper Book
See three complete patent applications from start to finish. The best way to truly understand patent prosecution is to see it as practiced by experienced attorneys at large R&D departments and law firms. These examples demonstrate both paper-based and electronic applications, different levels of complexity, and show what can go wrong.
PatBar is standing by to answer your questions about your upcoming exam, should you so desire. We are available via telephone or e-mail and we take pride in our prompt and reliable service.
Complete, comprehensive course based on MPEP 8 Rev. 8 for only
The sample includes the introductory material and lecture,
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