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hpvin
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Appearing for patent agent exam on H1B visa
« on: Oct 16th, 2006, 12:43pm »
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Hi,  
 
I have a fulltime Engineering job in Upstate NY and I am on a H1B visa. My greencard process is going on with my spouse and the EAD is expected by Jan\Feb of next year. I'd like to appear for the patent agent exam by USPTO now and start working as a Patent agent as soon as my EAD arrives. Is this a possible action? Can I appear for a patent agent exam while being on H1B and may be provide proof of EAD application?  
 
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Re: Appearing for patent agent exam on H1B visa
« Reply #1 on: Oct 16th, 2006, 12:54pm »
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This might answer your question:
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/oed/grb15nov05.pdf
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Re: Appearing for patent agent exam on H1B visa
« Reply #2 on: Oct 19th, 2006, 3:24pm »
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hi Biopico and others
 
  Here's a more detailed situataion.
 
  lets say i'm on a J1 or H1B visa specifically for work and training as a patent agent in the US.  I apply to take the Patent Bar, get permission per the GED, and pass and get registered.
 
  Now, if i return to my home country can i practice as a US registered Patent Agent (i can do most of my work electronically) and have my 'address' listed with my parent office in the US.
 
  Is this possible?
 
Billy Bob
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Re: Appearing for patent agent exam on H1B visa
« Reply #3 on: Oct 19th, 2006, 3:47pm »
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on Oct 19th, 2006, 3:24pm, BillyBobBala wrote:
 lets say i'm on a J1 or H1B visa specifically for work and training as a patent agent in the US.  I apply to take the Patent Bar, get permission per the GED, and pass and get registered.

 
This procedure does not get you registered.  Instead it you get 'limited recognition' to practice consistently with your VISA.   When that circumstance ends, so does your limited recognition.
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Re: Appearing for patent agent exam on H1B visa
« Reply #4 on: Oct 20th, 2006, 10:57am »
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Hi Issac,
  Thank you for the insight.  
 
   Can you pls point me to the relevant regulation that identifies this statement.
 
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