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anonymous1
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Re: foreigner / chance to take the exam and get jo
« Reply #5 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 11:44am »
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IPLVR - Why do you arrive at the conclusion that she would be such a strong draw for US law firms? China is trendy, but I think most of the work done there is more manufacturing-type work and not high-tech work, no?  
 
Bangalore is where the high-tech work is, I think. I wonder what you'd think about the prospects for a registered US patent agent, with 2+ years of prosecution experience, that is of Indian descent, speaks the language, understands the culture and has lived there for a number of years (describing myself)?
 
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Re: foreigner / chance to take the exam and get jo
« Reply #6 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 2:04pm »
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I read the "General Requirements for Admission to the Examination for Registration to Practise In Patent Cases Before USPTO", there is 11.6 (c) for "foreigners" in the first section "General Registration Information", it says "Any foreigners not the resident of the United State...". I will relocate to US on TD visa, will that mean I am a resident of US or not? Thanks guys!
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Re: foreigner / chance to take the exam and get jo
« Reply #7 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 3:09pm »
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Assuming all your US government immigration papers are in order, then you would be a legal resident of the U.S. . That doesn't make you automatically qualified for this particular requirement.  
 
Here is the relevent text from the general requirements bulletin:
 
Aliens residing in the United States may apply to take the registration examination. To be
admitted to the examination, an applicant must establish that recognition is consistent with the
capacity of employment authorized by the Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) (formerly U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service ("INS")). The evidence must
include a copy of both sides of any work or training authorization and copies of all documents
submitted to and received from the USCIS regarding admission to the United States and a copy of
any documentation submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor. Qualifying non-immigrant aliens
within the scope of 8 CFR § 274a.12(b) or (c) are not registered upon passing the examination.
Such applicants will be given limited recognition under 37 CFR § 11.9(b) if recognition is
consistent with the capacity of employment or training authorized by the USCIS. Documentation
establishing an applicant’s qualification to receive limited recognition must be submitted with the
applicant's application.
 
Qualifying documentation shows that the USCIS has authorized the applicant to be employed or
trained in the capacity of representing patent applicants before the USPTO by preparing and
prosecuting their patent applications. Any USCIS approval pending at that time will result in the
applicant's application being denied admission to the examination.
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Re: foreigner / chance to take the exam and get jo
« Reply #8 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 3:34pm »
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H1, L1 and TN visa should be acceptable to USPTO. Since you are a Canadian Citizen, you may come and work in US on TN visa.
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Re: foreigner / chance to take the exam and get jo
« Reply #9 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 5:14pm »
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Hi, Jonathan,
 
Can you please clarify the information you just gave above?
 
Do you mean that I should first get a Job in US with TN visa, then I will be admitted to take the patent agent exam? I am confused, thanks for the input.
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