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(Message started by: 2Btabby on Jun 26th, 2007, 5:20pm)

Title: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by 2Btabby on Jun 26th, 2007, 5:20pm
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.

Thanks

Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by JD on Jun 28th, 2007, 12:30pm
4 years at the PTO and then you can waive in.

Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by plex on Jun 28th, 2007, 12:54pm
And then you get to take a 50-question exam instead.

Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by ptsfrm on Jun 29th, 2007, 2:38pm
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.  

Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by JD on Jul 2nd, 2007, 3:46pm
You can still waive in.  See 37 C.F.R. 11.7(d)+.

Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by guestfrm on Jul 2nd, 2007, 9:48pm
I believe it is not true for new PTO employees.  If you worked there before 2004 it is waivable.

Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by Isaac on Jul 3rd, 2007, 6:13am

on 07/02/07 at 21:48:05, guestfrm wrote:
I believe it is not true for new PTO employees. If you worked there before 2004 it is waivable.


37 CFR 11.7(d)(1) has provisions for employees hired after 2004to waive the registration exam.  The criteria are different than for employees hired before 7/2004 or for employees who had four years in at July 2004.


Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by TataBoxInhibitor on Jul 3rd, 2007, 7:40am
Even if you could, I am not sure why anyone would waive the patent bar exam.   You are truely missing out on very memorable experience.

Regards,

;D

Title: Re: Waiving the patent bar exam
Post by LF on Jul 5th, 2007, 12:09pm
Agree with Tata. If you have worked at the USPTO for 4 years, and taking/passing the Bar is a problem, you have bigger problems! 8)



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