Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 28, 2013
Bryan Doreian, President of Wysebridge Patent Bar Review, recently discussed upcoming changes to the patent bar exam with several test-takers online. Sensing a growing level of uneasiness over what to expect, Bryan and the Wysebridge team expanded their study review materials to help test-takers prepare for these changes.
The main point brought out was this: In April, the USPTO will implement some of the biggest revisions to the Patent Bar Examination to ever occur. This has left many individuals pursuing a career as a patent agent or attorney scrambling to register for, and pass, the exam prior to these major changes. These pending alterations to the exam come on the heels of perhaps the largest patent system overhaul since 1836: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).
In the past, the patent bar exam was fairly predictable and unchanging, as the USPTO clearly focused on major topics and broad rules, rather than focusing down on random or otherwise obtuse rules. Thus, a lot of questions focused on how to respond to Office Actions, how to initiate an appeal, how to obtain filing dates, etc. Now, with major changes being implemented, test-takers can expect to see a fairly big shift in the content being tested.
On September 16, 2012, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act went into effect. Or more commonly referred to as the AIA. In allowing this act, the USPTO implemented a substantial change to the patent legal landscape, which means that current patent practitioners, as well as those preparing to become a patent agent or attorney, must be familiar and up to date in order to stay both relevant, and perform their jobs with the utmost of credibility and understanding (besides the legal ramifications of not knowing these changes)!
The list below outline the major changes to rules
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