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Jonathan
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Re: PhD in Electrical Engg. & wanna be a paten
« Reply #5 on: Mar 29th, 2005, 4:38pm »
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I assume you meant to say that Canadians are the only foreigners not living in the U.S. that can become patent agents - assuming Canada is the only government that gives reciprocity.
 
Foreigners that legally reside in the U.S. can take the patent bar exam to become a patent agent as long they meet the other requirements.
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Re: PhD in Electrical Engg. & wanna be a paten
« Reply #6 on: Mar 30th, 2005, 3:21am »
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You're right. Canadians are the only foreigners not residing in the US who can become patent agents.
 
Moreover, if you are not a US permanent resident or US citizen, practising before the USPTO can be a hassle. It is my understanding that if you are on a work visa you can only file patents for the employer that sponsored your work visa. Therefore you are locked-in to a single employer for the duration of your work visa.  
 
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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Re: PhD in Electrical Engg. & wanna be a paten
« Reply #7 on: Mar 30th, 2005, 3:57am »
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My reading of the rules is that non citizens (other than
Canadians) not only have to be residents, but their
residency has to be consistent with being registered.  I
don't know exactly how the PTO interprets this, but I when
the rule was implemented, there was a lot of concern that
people attending law school on a student visa would not be
allowed to take the registration exam.  I don't know if this
turned out to be the case or not.
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Re: PhD in Electrical Engg. & wanna be a paten
« Reply #8 on: May 22nd, 2005, 12:33am »
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on Mar 30th, 2005, 3:21am, Sid wrote:

...Canadians are the only foreigners not residing in the US who can become patent agents....

 
I am a Canadian citizen residing in Canada, have a Ph.D. in E&CE, work in academia. Can I write the patent agent exam in NY?
 
What should I start from? Thanks!
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