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FAQ: why not “pass-or-don’t-pay”?

“I’m considering enrolling with PatBar, but your guarantee doesn’t include a ‘pass-or-don’t-pay’ option. Why not?” —R. B., Fresno, CA.

Answer: we don’t offer ‘pass-or-don’t-pay’ because it’s effectively a lie.

To qualify for the ‘pass-or-don’t-pay’ guarantee offered by some courses, you would be required to take the Patent Bar Exam, and fail! $465 is a lot of money: a $100 non-refundable registration fee, a $200 exam fee (that is refunded only if you don’t qualify to take the exam), and the $165 fee paid to the testing center.

In other words, you would be forced to spend the additional $465 to get back the money you paid for their course. Most people who buy cheap courses don’t bother. Even worse, if you don’t request a refund, some of these companies will assume you passed and count you among their success stories—even if you never sit for the exam.

PatBar® features the most robust guarantee available:

  • If the Patent Office determines that you don’t qualify during your 9-month subscription, you get a full refund.
  • If you take the exam and don’t pass, you can use the course for another 9 months until you do pass.
  • You can get a full refund for any reason within 30 days.

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