MPEP Q & A 191: Final Rule in the Changes to the Claim Construction Standard

Question: What does the final rule in the “Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board” state? Answer: In this final rule, the Office revises the rules to provide that a patent claim, or a claim proposed in a motion to amend, shall be […]

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Improving Sleep to Help You Prepare For the Patent Bar Exam

Patent law is a branch of intellectual property rights law where new inventions, ideas, designs, devices and contraptions are registered. Getting something patented gives the inventors and creators exclusive rights to their property in terms of selling, purchasing, copyrights, distribution etc… As interesting and entertaining as the profession may sound, sitting for the patent bar […]

MPEP Q & A 190: AIA Proceeding Expenses Under Phillips

Question: Have parties to AIA proceedings under Phillips required expanded page limits or otherwise incurred more expenses in their AIA trials than parties in AIA proceedings under BRI? Answer: PTAB has not found that parties to these AIA proceedings under Phillips require expanded page limits or otherwise incur more expense in their AIA trials than […]

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5 Easy Tips to Help Maximize Your Learning

Learning new things is both exciting as well as daunting. You may be learning things all the time, from learning how to solve a calculus equation or learning about historical events. However, most people find themselves lost when learning something new. Read this article to get some handy tips on how to learn new things […]

MPEP Q & A 189: Issuance of NIRC Action in Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding

Question: Name one instance when issuance of a NIRC action would be proper in an inter partes reexamination proceeding. Answer: The following are the only instances when issuance of a NIRC action would be proper in an inter partes reexamination proceeding: There is no timely response by the patent owner to an Office action requiring […]

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Memory Techniques to Help You Conquer the Patent Bar Exam

Preparing for the patent bar exam can be demanding, time consuming, as well as mentally and physically exhausting. It can get especially frustrating if you find you cannot memorize the content and exam material. Fortunately, there are certain memory tips that help patent bar exam candidates memorize the material better and retain it for much […]

MPEP Q & A 188: What Should Applicant Initiated Interview Request Form Identify?

Question: What should the Applicant Initiated Interview Request form identify? Answer: The Applicant Initiated Interview Request form should identify: the participants of the interview the proposed date of the interview whether the interview will be personal, telephonic, or video conference and should include a brief description of the issues to be discussed. Chapter Details: The […]

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How to Avoid Procrastination on the Patent Bar Exam

Preparing for the patent law bar exam can be demanding, time-consuming, challenging and exhausting. Since this exam can be extremely difficult, people tend to avoid studying for it by procrastinating. Although it might not sound like a very serious problem at first, procrastination often leads prospective patent practitioners to fail the exam. Fortunately, there are […]

MPEP Q & A 187: Two Final Rules Dealing with Claim Construction Standard

Question: What are the two final rules dealing with the claim construction standard as implemented in the supplement entitled “Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board”? Answer: In the first final rule, the Office changed the existing rules to, among other things: Increase […]

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Productivity Hacks to Help You Ace the Patent Bar Exam Quickly

Preparing for the patent bar exam can be laborious, taxing, and exhausting. Most of the candidates aiming to sit for this exam fall prey to procrastination and end up not doing very well on their exam. This article features some effective and helpful productivity tips to help you ace the patent bar exam. Turn Off […]