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Re: read the mpep???
« Reply #5 on: Dec 17th, 2007, 4:12am »
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if anyone who's taken the test could share....  
PLI and others suggest READING mpep chapters 700/1800/2100 - in your experience is reading the whole chapter necessary or do you say picking sections within the chapter is more useful?  
i realize doing the questions and then going through the sections as they come up in the questions would probably also be ideal - but there seems to be just so much covered in ch.700 and ch.2100 especiall that you also feel paranoid about NOT reading those...  
please share....
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Re: read the mpep???
« Reply #6 on: Dec 17th, 2007, 11:43am »
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I studied with Longacre's course.  He's doesn't recommend reading the MPEP page by page...with one exception, which is 2100.  It's a long chapter, but he recommends that you read it in its entirety within a week or two of the exam.  What it affords you are actual case histories of how rules were applied in specific scenarios.  Relative to the dry rules of the other chapters, it's actually interesting.  What you get are the real life scenarios of how the rules are applied, tricky situations that show up in exam questions with specific scenarios (what are examples of public disclosure and experimental use, is a thesis catalogued if the catalog is a bunch of index cards in a shoebox, is a 103 rejection proper if the examiner combines 10 prior art references...these are covered in 2100, but they are not easy lookups because you need to read the scenarios)
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Re: read the mpep???
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17th, 2007, 3:06pm »
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I think the main reason to "read" the key chapters, is so that you have an idea of where things are within the chapters to speed up your searching of material within those chapters.
Since you're certainly going to have to look something up in them, it would not be optimal for the first time you've cracked 'em open to be during the test.
Personally, I'm certainly not trying to necessarily learn anything from reading them, but I am trying to remember specific sections headings, and also somewhat specificially what is contained in the chapters.  There are some interesting parts of 600 and 700 that I'm reading more carefully.
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