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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #15 on: Jul 1st, 2007, 5:10pm »
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When accepted to take the exam, the letter will have a range of time, which will be about 3 months, in which you can take the exam. If you do not take the exam in that time frame, you must resubmit the application and fee, though you will not have resubmit your credentials unless you re-apply over a year (it may be two years) later.
 
The three month time-frame begins 1 week after the USPTO sends the letter of acceptance to take the exam, regardless of when you receive the letter.
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #16 on: Jul 1st, 2007, 7:49pm »
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on Jul 1st, 2007, 3:10pm, BioGeek wrote:
Regarding the 3 months rule, it says “An application for the USPTO administered examination must be received three (3) months before the scheduled date of the examination” on the requirement bulletin.  Does it mean you have to take the exam within 3 months after you get the approval from the USPTO?

 
This rule only applies if you are taking it at the USPTO (USPTO administered examination).  They give an annual written exam for those who wish to take it that way.
 
Otherwise, you have 3 months from the date of mailing of the acceptance letter to schedule and take your exam at a Prometric testing center.  Failure to do so will result in you having to send another application fee and reapply.  If you schedule within the 3 month window, you can re-schedule to a different time within the same window without penalty.
 
All of this is very well explained in the General Requirements Bulletin (the document used to apply for the exam).  See sections X and XI, pages 19-24.
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #17 on: Jul 2nd, 2007, 10:46pm »
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Hey everyone, I have a somewhat similar question. I will be starting my 1L year in the fall (going part time and working full time). I am interested in patent law, but am not 100% sure that is what I want to do. I have been studying with the PLI course for the last couple weeks, and do not feel as though I am retaining much informaiton. I have another 6 weeks before I sit for the exam (this is my estimate, I have yet to send in my registration to the PTO).  
 
Should I keep studying and try to take it in 6 weeks, or put it off until I graduate and know Patent Law is my true calling? Note: I am working about 50hrs/week right now so cannot study full time. Thanks for the advice!
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #18 on: Jul 5th, 2007, 9:46am »
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Hey guys. I am bumping this in hopes that somebody will be able to give me some advice on my above posting. I would greatly appreciate any input anyone may have. Thanks!
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #19 on: Jul 6th, 2007, 4:03pm »
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Six weeks is not that much time to prepare, especially if you are working full time. If you have not had any prior patent experience, I would suggest saving the money and retaking it when you are sure patent law is what you want to do and when you have adequate time to prepare for the exam.
 
Good luck
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