Patent Bar Practice Exam, AIA Law, Covers Latest Changes
What you'll learn
- Feel more confident about patent bar exam subject matter
- You will be better prepared to take patent bar exam
- You will significantly improve your chances to pass the patent bar exam
- You will have PDF answers for all 30 practice questions
- You will have video answer with detailed explanations for all 30 practice questions
- You will have pointers about how to search MPEP for each of these 30 questions
- You will have a forum to ask patent bar exam preparation related questions
- You will have a mentor who would guide you to prepare & pass this very difficult exam
- You will learn about the following subject matters: (1) AIA 102 novelty, (2) AIA 103 obviousness, (3) AIA 112 new matter, (4) reissue, (5) Patent Cooperation Treaty PCT, (5) Supplemental Examination, (6) Claim Counting, (7) Patent Prosecution Highway, and (8) Appeal process.
- Students should have general knowledge of patentability law documented in 35 USC 101, 35 USC 102, 35 USC 103, and 35 USC 112. Detailed knowledge is not necessary to enroll in this course.
- Students should have a current or future plan to take Patent Bar Exam offered by USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office).
- Students should read 35 USC 101, 102, 103, and 112 law text at least one time before starting this course.
Intellectual Property is Most Sought After Field
Did you know that in 1991, 85% of corporate assets were in physical form, such as buildings, automobiles, equipment, raw material etc. In 2016, 85% of corporate assets are in intellectual form such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, goodwill, name brand recognition and so on. This means that corporations are spending a lot of money to acquire and protect their patent rights. This in turn means that there is a tremendous demand for professionals with IP background and credentials. Patent Lawyers make an average of $180K USD per year and that number goes up to $280K per year in areas like Silicon Valley, New York and such.
To become patent agent or attorney, you must pass Patent Bar Exam administered by USPTO. This course is designed to prepare the students for the Patent Bar Exam offered by USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Patent Bar Exam is considered to be one of the hardest licensing exams and I can confirm that since I have taken over two dozen such certification and licensing exams over my career. Though it is an open book exam, there are over 6000 pages of material covered in the exam. Furthermore, exam questions are designed to test candidates' understanding of the subject matter and not necessarily their ability to find the subject matter in the exam material available during the exam.
Student quote related to this course:
"Hey Kasey! I'm using the OmniPrep patent bar course, and supplementing it with your course. I must say, I am thankful that I had a solid understanding of the patent fundamentals prior to your course. I'm halfway done at the moment, and each question makes me realize "WOW.. I thought I knew this.. but not in this insane level of detail!" I'm hopeful to pass the exam and would love your guidance to help me along the way. Thank you! The course rocks and I hope to finish this weekend. :D
Hey! I just finished your class and wow.. amazing!! I wish you did more for the Patent Bar!!!!!! I want to do more questions (variations of the ones you taught), and others. I'd love to engage with people so I can pass this test. Thank you!"
Course Substantive Content:
In this course I have drafted 30 modern questions from the following topics:
- AIA 102, novelty
- AIA 103. obviousness
- AIA 112, new matter
- Appeal process
- Reissue of patents
- Supplemental examination of patents
- Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
- Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Layout & Approach
The course is laid out in question and answer format. The first lecture introduces you to the entire course and gives you a high level view as to what to expect in the course and how to best prepare and pass this very difficult exam. Each question is presented in a quiz format, which I call "Hot Pencil Drill." Before you answer hot pencil drill question, I have provided you pointers as to MPEP and other related material that you should review it quickly. This will help you hone in your MPEP search skill.
You will then answer a hot pencil drill question and see whether you got it right or wrong. Next lecture contains the answer in two formats - PDF attachment and video. You should carefully study the answer and watch video at least twice. Use the bookmark feature available on Udemy's platform to help you review important information at a later time.
Go through all 30 hot pencil drill questions, answers, videos, and related reference material. Make and update your outline while you go through these material.
Video answers are given in two formats - Screen cast video and talking head recap videos.
Screen cast videos walks you through each question, call of the question, answer choices, key issue(s), right answer reasoning, wrong answer reasoning, and more information. I have used John Madden style NFL game analysis markers to drive home the point of each question. In actual exam, you should be using highlighting feature, now available in actual patent bar exam at Prometric testing centers.
Talking head videos recaps the key issue and substantive patent law reasoning for each question to ensure that you fully understand why the right answer is right and related patent law and patent prosecution processes involved at USPTO.
Throughout the course, you are encouraged to participate in one or more of ten methods of communication with me and other fellow candidates, who are also going through their patent bar exam preparation journey.
Who this course is for:
- Students who plan to take Patent Bar Exam offered by USPTO
- Future patent agents
- Future patent lawyers
- Anyone who wants to learn more about USPTO process and practices.
- Students who want to learn about AIA (America Invents Act)
I describe myself as a life-long learner and a passionate mentor! Except for the first four years of my life, I have always been enrolled in learning new things! I also believe in sharing my knowledge that I may have gained as a result of my passion for learning.
My life slogan is “Start Somewhere to go Somewhere!” By that I believe that one must start any journey somewhere [not necessarily lower] to go somewhere [higher]. Lower and Higher levels are individual subjective interpretation and they are not necessarily financial or career related. For example, to lose weight, you must start with some small habit changes and that can have profound impact on not just weight loss journey, but rest of your life as well. Now, I am getting a big philosophical, but I hope you get my point!
As a crazy person, I have two distinct personas: A Techie Personal and A Lawyer Persona!
I have Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science from University of Souther California (USC) in Los Angeles. I have Juris Doctor (JD) from Concord Law School. I am admitted to practice law in California. I am also a Patent Attorney admitted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
In the past, I have held certifications such as: Cisco CCIE (quad), Microsoft MCSE, Novell MCNE, Sun Solaris, Check Point, Planet 3 Wireless, Juniper Networks, and many more. Currently I hold certifications in AWS at Associate & Professional Level, CISSP, and USPTO Patent Attorney License.
I believe that my teaching style is unique and disruptive. I believe that Power Point is a great tool for presentations and not for substantive teaching. My teaching style includes precise identification of exam focus content, explaining the content in crisp & succinct manner, drawing on the screen while explaining the content, providing high quality practice exam questions, answers, and explanations; and provide support to active learners.
Kasey Shah - The Techie Persona
Over my career I have held over 25 IT certifications and taken over 100 certification and licensing exams. I have over 20 years of experience in Information Technology with architecting, designing, deploying, and operating large scale IT infrastructure environments. I have extensive experience in architecting and deploying Cloud services.
I am a multi-cloud junkie! I routinely work on top three Cloud Provider environments: AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. I am certified at Associate and Professional Levels with AWS. My goal is to achieve all 14 Cloud Certifications available from AWS, Azure, and Google. My current score is 7 of 14! Wish me luck!
More importantly, I want to use my experiences to help you prepare & pass IT certification exams. Selfishly, I want to vicariously re-live the excitement of passing these difficult exams through your success! Please allow me to be part of your journey!
Over the last 20 years, I had privilege of teaching several thousand students in face-to-face setting and several tens of thousands of students in online setting. I have published specialized training workbooks and written on hundreds of technology topics.
Kasey Shah - The Lawyer Persona
Living by my life slogan of “Start Somewhere to go Somewhere!” I recently went to the Law School and received my JD with emphasis on Corporate and Intellectual Property Law. Subsequently, I got admitted by California as an attorney and USPTO as a Patent Lawyer.
I have published several courses on Patent Bar and California Bar Exam preparation. I continue to build more courses in these areas of my passion. My Patent Bar preparation course is highest rated here at Udemy. With your support and encouragement, I plan to build many more courses on Patent Bar and General Bar Exam related topics.
I also offer instructor-led Patent Bar training bootcamp. I had a privilege to teach Patent Bar Bootcamp to a Harvard Law School graduate!
Encouraging Quotes from my Learners:
”The approach with the highlighting, explanation, and detailed including additional information are very helpful to learning.”
"This morning, I passed my AWS CCP exam! Thank you for your course! If you look at my progress in your course, you'll note that it LOOKS like I haven't viewed all the videos; I have actually viewed them all but had reset my progress.
When I arrived at the exam site -with 15 minutes to spare- there were already people taking the exam. Start time apparently was apparently flexible but, as you know, the test limit of 90 minutes was enforced.
I'm writing to tell you that, despite being the LAST person to start, I was the FIRST person to finish! Practice exams prepared me for the format of the test, but the preparation for the CONTENT of the test was from you (and the resources you indicated we should study). I didn't attempt to rush the test; I finished quickly because I had a thorough understanding of all the material! I don't feel "lucky" I passed; I feel I could take the test with whatever they "throw at me" and pass; whatever scenario they propose in a question, I will have the answer! I didn't study for the test; I studied for the material and content. It felt so good to know and understand the material and be confident in my abilities and knowledge.
Next up! Solutions Architect Professional!"
"I had experience with some videos from this course from a friend. I was impressed enough that, despite having been able to study with my friend together using his one account, I decided I wanted to support the guy that made the course (Kasey!). I'm doing this because I want MORE from him! I want to go up to professional."
I am just now listening to your final wrap-up. I enjoyed your course very much, and will rate you to 5 stars. I am scheduled to take the Exam on July 17. I have 12 years of experience in support of patent litigation as an expert witness and technical analyst as well as four years managing the patent lawyers for a startup in Silicon Valley (i.e. Director of Intellectual Property). Much of my work has been with company engineers to get their ideas inspired, expressed and carried all the way through the patent process.
As you can guess, even with all that experience, it is a big step to take on the MPEP and become a registered patent agent. I have been jumping through hoops for months, and am now down to the final few weeks before the test. If you had another 100 questions (especially hard ones), I would buy them right now.
Thank you for making this available."
”It is a wonderfully organized course. I have been studying for the exam for a few weeks now and this course has helped me a lot. The course is formatted in a way that it provides you preparing material very precisely, this has saved me a lot of time”
“Mr. Shah immediately reminded me of my graduate professor for Finite Element Methods in that he is a proponent of the students success and fluid understanding of the material.”
“The course was very helpful as the instructor provided in-depth explanation for some important topics”
”I just finished your class and wow.. amazing!! “
”I am absolutely motivated and I am going to pass the exam.”