Can I download the material in the online course?
No, the online course is completely online. You will need an Internet connection to access all the materials. If you need printed materials, we offer the hard-copy course.
The advantages of the online course are that you can study from virtually any device; laptop, desktop, smart phone and there is a level of interactivity you cannot get from the hard-copy course. In addition, since there are no shipping fees and no costs to print the materials, it is offered at a lower cost than the hard-copy course.
The final benefit is we can update the online course immediately. If the Patent Bar is updated after you purchase the hard-copy course, we will not send you new materials. You will need to get the updates from within the online course (which you will have access to).
Is anything mailed out to me if I enroll in the online course?
The online course is completely online so nothing is mailed out to you. If you need printed materials, you will need to purchase the hard-copy course.
What is the difference between the online and online + hard copy course?
The online course can only be accessed online, with an Internet connection. With the hard copy course, we ship out printed materials to you. Here is a list of exactly what we’ll ship out to you; Basic Patent Training Audio CD’s, Modules and Glossary, 4-Volume Guidebooks to Patent Law, Workbook, 3-Volume Practice Exam Questions, Lesson Plan, and Checklists. You’ll also get access to the online version as well when you enroll in the hard copy course. Many of our clients who prefer to study from printed materials really like the convenience of the hard copy version.
What are the details of the 14-day money-back guarantee?
If you enroll in the online course and find that it’s not for you, send us an email within 14-days letting us know why you would like to return the program and we will refund your money.
If you enroll in the hard-copy course and need a refund then we will need you to send all the materials back to us before the 14-day period expires. If the materials are in resaleable condition, we will refund you 100% of your purchase price. If the materials are not in resaleable condition (i.e. tears, markings, folds in the paper) then we will refund you your purchase price minus a 20% re-stocking fee. Shipping is not refunded.
Please note that you may also sign up to get a Free Trial Account. No credit card is required for a Free Trial Account and you will be able to try out every step of the online course as well as get started.
Is there a pass guarantee?
We offer you valuable tools and study materials to help you pass the Patent Bar exam. It’s up to you to put in the effort to use those tools to prepare yourself well for the exam. However, if you do take the exam before the 12 month enrollment period is over and you do not pass, we will extend your online access for 6 months.
Simply send us your official USPTO notice of failure within 30-days of taking the exam and we’ll add on an extra 6 months at no cost to you.