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lawstudent
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 21st, 2007, 2:27pm »
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JoeB,
   I took the Patent Bar after studying on my own for it. I'd say you'd waste your month.  It's a really hard test and you must have a firm grasp on the concepts.  It took me a couple months and I knew the topic somewhat before I started.  
 
   I'd still start. See how you're picking it up and reevaluate. If you want to do IP, then it's still background knowledge you can use. In my case, I've forgotten much of what I knew before law school. You'll read so much that you'll forget many of the rules and will have to re-learn them when you finish.  
 
Best of luck...
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 21st, 2007, 4:30pm »
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I 2nd lawstudent's thoughts on this topic.
 
I did not mean to imply that you need to know all there is to know know about the patent system to pass the exam. Instead, I meant to convey that there is a good chunk of knowledge you will need to absorb and understand in order to have any hope of passing.
 
From your original post, it looks like you will potentially be giving yourself at most 6-7 weeks of study time. You may succeed in passing, it is more likely that you won't though.
 
That being said, taking the exam a 2nd time is no better motivation for passing. I am not trying to be facetious. I failed the first time I took this exam and studying the second time around really made me digest the MPEP.. I am still burping from that effort, 7 years later..  Smiley
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 21st, 2007, 11:30pm »
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I"ve been studying for a month with a full time job and have only just gotten thorugh to ch. 5 of the PRG course. I am aiming to take it at the end of July if at all before LS. Do I have enough time to complete the remiander of the course if I study full time for the month of July? I know the PRG course goes into great detail. Is there anything that is superflous so I can focux only on the material needed to pass the exam?
 
Thanks for your help.
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 21st, 2007, 11:44pm »
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It will be tough getting through what you need to study in a month if your are on chapter 5. I believe it would be possible to get through the rest of the PRG volumes in a month. But, you would still need to spend a few weeks, at the very least, going over old tests, studying patentbarquestions, and any other information you can find on past questions. The course gives you a general understanding, so that you will be able to answer questions you haven't seen before with a higher level of understanding, but the test has a LOT of repeats, and you will be making it exponentially harder for yourself if you are not at least familiar with most of the past questions.
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Re: 1 month enough?
« Reply #9 on: Jun 22nd, 2007, 2:55am »
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Liddel: i am also studying for the exam using PRG material. I am on chapter 15, have been studying for a month on and off. Now i will be studying for 10 days straight as i took time off from work. Hopefully, will be able to finish the chapters in 10-15 days. I think it will be possible for you to finish by the end of July provided you put in 3-4 hours a day. I have worked as a patent examiner for some time, so its easier for me to understand many concepts. I don't know if you have any patent experience, if you do, you will definitely can do it by the end of July if you put couple of hours everyday. Lemme know if you need any help regarding PRG or anything. Goodluck!
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