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(Message started by: PRCPatent on Jul 28th, 2006, 3:38pm)

Title: Canada patent agent
Post by PRCPatent on Jul 28th, 2006, 3:38pm
I come from China, and want to immigrate to Canada. In China, I am working at patent agency to write documents. I have leather engineering bachelor's degree. I like this work,and want to continue to do the same job when I go to Canada. Must I go to Canada university to get a chemical degree for 3-4 years because they don't admit my Chinese degree? Do you think my choice to be a registed Canada patent agent is wise? Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: Canada patent agent
Post by Jonathan on Jul 28th, 2006, 4:21pm

I don't know the answers to your questions but I am curious about your background if you don't mind expanding on it.

What is leather engineering?

I have never heard of such a degree so that is why I ask.

Title: Re: Canada patent agent
Post by PRCPatent on Jul 28th, 2006, 6:25pm
Thanks for your reply.Leather engineering, means how to tan anmimal skins to be leather products,such as leather for shoes,cloth and etc.  

As for me, I am not acutually do the above work. In fact, I worked as a chemical engineer in a oil company for about 6 years, after that, I began to do patent agent work because I passed China lawyer test and became a lawyer. Two years later, I passed China paten agent test and become a registed patent agent. from 1999 to present, I am a patent lawyer.

Thanks again.

Title: Re: Canada patent agent
Post by gforrest on Aug 17th, 2006, 3:18pm
Look at the IPIC at www . ipic . ca (it won't let me post the URL because I'm too new here). You will have to work in Canada for at least 12 months in the area until you are eligible to write the exams.

Title: Re: Canada patent agent
Post by PRCPatent on Aug 20th, 2006, 10:45pm
Thanks a lot. In fact, I have already logged onto this website and have known what they need.

But I can not find the answer of the question: whether it is easy to find a firm to practise for 12 month if you have not a local educational background?  And are there some potential requirements in Canada patent agent market?

I work hard to look for more relevant information, I think, the more I prepare, the easier I live in Canada.

Thanks for answering.

Title: Re: Canada patent agent
Post by Canadian Guest on Aug 24th, 2006, 4:19pm
Hi PRCPatent,

The market in Canada is quite competitive for these patent agent trainee positions. You have to work for at least 12 month with a firm as trainee before you can take the exams. The exams are every year in April and quite hard and many people need several attempts to pass them all. So you really need this training time with a patent agent/attorney.
The best is probably to arrive in Canada and then network with local patent agents and attorneys. Most of the firms are in the East (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal).
Hope that helps

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