Entries by Editorial Staff

MPEP Q & A 216: Time for Establishing ISR and WO of the International Search Authority

Question: What is the time limit for establishing the International Search Report and the Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority? Answer: Publication of the international application occurs at 18 months from the earliest priority date or, where there is no priority date, 18 months from the international filing date. The international search report is […]

MPEP Search Strategy for the Patent Bar Exam

You probably already realize you may use the MPEP during the Patent Bar exam. For many, that gives off the impression that the test is an open book exam you don’t really need to study for.  But an attitude like that will definitely result in failure. The fact is, although you can use the MPEP, […]

How to Study for the Patent Bar Exam

The Patent Bar is a difficult test to prepare for no matter how you’re going about it. Whether you’re studying the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) on your own, reviewing a home study course, or taking a live class, the sheer volume of legalese can be difficult for even the most dedicated individual. In this […]

Patent Bar Exam Study Planners

Pass the Patent Bar on Your Terms The PES-System was created to help you pass the Patent Bar Exam in a much shorter  amount of time and with less frustration than if you attempt it on your  own. Save your time and  concentrate your efforts on more important things like finding a job. Having a clear […]