« on: 07-05-11 at 11:52 am »
Want to do something new after 19 years in EE/CS ...
So I am studying for the patent bar in hope to transfer within the company. For the last month or so, I read "Patent Bar Exam: The Ultimate Patent Bar Exam Study Guide / Review Course ". Now I am going over "2010 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Registration Examination (Patent Bar Exam) Simulation Software 3,500 Questions, Based on MPEP 8th Edition, Revision 4. Windows Pcs Only."
Here is my 2 questions:
1. Those 2 prep sources are quite different (I have gone thru only 3 tests from the CD so far). The Ultimate Patent Bar book questions are harder and 2003 exams on their website seemed hard as well. The CD on the other hand is mostly lookup questions. Is it that CD tests will become increasingly harder. My reasoning to refocus my study to the above CD: USPTO tests must have changed since 2003 (based on my eecs background:)) so I decided to focus on newer stuff from the simulation software. Sharing your experience how similar is above simulation CD to the actual current USPTO registration exams is appreciated!
2. There is the 2011 simulation software:) Amazon says it is based on the 2010 version but with updated questions. Is it worth to upgrade? (It seems MPEP is undergoing changes in 2011 regarding claimed subject matter in regard to process patents.)