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Survey: New America Invents Act Exam Questions Give PatBar Students the Tools to Pass

Patent Office figures show that only four out of ten pass

The Institute for Patent Studies just completed a survey of new Patent Attorneys, and it was very revealing. It showed that about 80% of the questions on the exam are testing the America Invents Act (AIA). Also, new patent practitioners wish they'd had more practice with sample exam questions—especially AIA questions—suggesting they had been given the wrong materials to study. Customers who had bought the more expensive courses said they were overwhelmed with materials and received no guidance; customers who bought cheap courses complained that they received materials they’d already found online for free. Only PatBar Students received the correct materials, the proper guidance, and the best customer service.

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All Patent Bar questions now secret

Before the AIA came into effect, the Patent Office stopped releasing exam questions and started making all exam takers sign a non-disclosure agreement. Current exam questions simply aren't available to you, to us, or to any review course. Besides making it more difficult to know what's on the exam, the USPTO made it impossible to actually practice answering questions. PatBar understands from our work with thousands of successful alumni that practice is one of the most powerful ways you can study.

Passing is easy if you study correctly

Knowing what and how to study depends on understanding the mindset of the exam writers. PatBar students study correctly, so the exam will be easier than you might expect. You'll feel great walking out of the testing center with a Preliminary Pass printout in your hand. It means you can move on with your life and career. You will be allowed to represent inventors in dealing with the Patent Office and begin making more money than your peers. What will you do to celebrate when you pass the exam?

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Emphasis on the AIA is essential

PatBar is the original Patent Bar Review home study course, created in 1992 by a registered Patent Attorney. Over the past several years, PatBar has maintained its industry leadership by inventing a new strategy to deal with the difficulty facing current exam takers.

  • You start by watching the Beginner's Lecture series, which gives you a gentle introduction to intimidating material, with emphasis on the AIA.
  • You go at your own pace with modularized study sessions, and can complete the course quickly—or take as long as you need if you're also working or going to school.
  • Each module with new AIA material includes a summary that teaches you the mental framework to understand how the AIA fits in to the lecture.
  • After you study the material, each session includes AIA-based practice exam questions plus the same reference material that's available on the real exam, so you can perfect your lookup strategy.
  • Exclusive: only PatBar includes over 200 new AIA practice questions written by our program director and based on over 25 years of experience.
  • Our proprietary Exam Simulation Suite is the most accurate available, so you can learn to use the reference material, and also get used to the look and feel of the real exam.
  • You can ask for help any time to answer specific questions about the AIA, the Exam, the course, or anything else that's holding you back. No other course offers PatBar’s expertise.

I passed! First, thank you for responding to my questions. I know of other programs where help is not so forthcoming. Second, the practice questions and exam software you provided made the difference. By the time I took the exam, I recognized some questions. Otherwise, I knew exactly where to look and which search terms to use.

Glad it's over! Now I can concentrate on finishing law school.

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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.

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Questions of the Week

PatBar AIA QotW November 19, 2018

Ralph, a patent agent, works with several small tech companies that must rely on financing to grow their organization. In some cases a financier wants to review patent applications that have been filed in the USPTO. Ralph has some situations where getting an application on file within a few hours may be important. What should… Read more »

PatBar AIA QotW November 12, 2018

Ralph, a patent agent, works with several small tech companies that must rely on financing to grow their organization. In some cases a financier wants to review patent applications that have been filed in the USPTO. Ralph has some situations where getting an application on file within a few hours may be important. What should… Read more »

FAQ: Review Courses and Current Exam Questions

“Some Patent Bar Review courses claim to have new, actual exam questions. How is this possible?”—Darin H., Alexandria, VA … It’s not—at least, not legally. Shortly before the implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stopped releasing data specific to the Patent Bar Exam. In addition, people taking… Read more »

FAQ: why not “pass-or-don’t-pay”?

“I’m considering enrolling in your course, but your guarantee doesn’t include a ‘pass-or-don’t-pay’ option. Why not?” —R. B., San Francisco, CA We don’t offer “pass-or-don’t-pay” because it’s a beautiful, glittering basket full of nothing. In order to qualify for the “pass-or-don’t-pay” guarantee offered by some courses, you would be required to take the exam, and… Read more »