Patent Bar Exam Review - TAPRE Course
Pass the Patent Bar or Your Money Back! PDF Print E-mail
We are so confident you will pass the patent bar using TAPRE Course that we guarantee it!  If you do not pass, simply send us your course, your failure notice from Prometric, and a signed statement (available by mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) within 7 months of the purchase date and we will refund your complete purchase price (less shipping and handling). You have nothing to lose and the most efficient and pain-free preparation for the patent bar to gain!
 
Active vs. Passive Learning for Patent Bar Prep PDF Print E-mail

How Many Hours?

Many people ask how many hours you need to prepare to take the patent bar.  The answer depends on several factors, including your experience with patent law.  While no general answer may be able to address the many individual situations, one thing is clear: because of the way TAPRE Course is structured, you will need less time to prepare for the patent bar using TAPRE Course than other courses.  Three aspects of the structure help make TAPRE Course the most efficient way to prepare.

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Are you eligible to take the patent bar? Print E-mail

There are three requirements an applicant must establish to be admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (i.e., the Office or USPTO):

  1. Good moral character and reputation;
  2. Legal, scientific, and technical qualifications necessary for him or her to render applicants valuable service; and
  3. Competence to advise and assist patent applicants in the presentation and prosecution of their applications before the Office.
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Patent Bar Flash Cards - On Sale for $59.99 PDF Print E-mail

Completely revised and updated for 2012. TAPRE Course patent bar flash cards are now available separately from the complete patent bar course.  Whether you are taking a patent bar course or creating your own study plan, these flash cards will help you to memorize the essential material for the patent bar.  No matter how fast you are at finding answers in the MPEP, the complexity and time constraints of the exam require that you memorize many key areas if you want to pass.  These areas are all covered in the flash cards.

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How does TAPRE compare to other courses? Print E-mail

1. The approach

Most patent bar courses, including PLI and PATBAR, present the exam material in MPEP-chapter order. Unfortunately, the MPEP was designed to be a reference and is not organized to help you get ready for the patent bar! If you want to learn to speak French, picking up a French dictionary and starting to memorize A-words and then B-words and on through Z-words, is going to be a very confusing and inefficient way to learn. It might even make you feel like giving up before you've even had a chance. Some people think other courses are deliberately trying to be confusing. Why do other courses take the A-Z approach? That's a very good question. Tradition?

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