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Waiving the patent bar exam
« on: Jun 26th, 2007, 5:20pm »
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I have heard from a few vague sources that if you work for the USPTO for a certain amount of time... you can waive the patent bar.  Is this true?
 
Or perhaps it means one can only work as a patent agent inside the Office itself.
 
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Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
« Reply #1 on: Jun 28th, 2007, 12:30pm »
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4 years at the PTO and then you can waive in.
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Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
« Reply #2 on: Jun 28th, 2007, 12:54pm »
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And then you get to take a 50-question exam instead.
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Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
« Reply #3 on: Jun 29th, 2007, 2:38pm »
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They do not waive the patent bar anymore.  They used to if you worked at the patent office before a certain date, for 4 years, and the director's approval.  It is in the MPEP somewhere that they do not waive it anymore.  If there are any doubts, I can find it and refer you to it.
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Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
« Reply #4 on: Jul 2nd, 2007, 3:46pm »
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You can still waive in.  See 37 C.F.R. 11.7(d)+.
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