What if I need access to the online course for longer than 12 months?
You may add to your subscription at any time from within your account at a reduced rate. We offer a 12-month extension for $247 to current clients.
Can I download the material in the online course?
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 much lower cost than the hard-copy course.
The final benefit is that we can update the online course immediately. If the Patent Bar is updated after you purchase the hard-copy course, we will not be able to ship out new materials to you. 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 do I need to know about the updates that will take place on October 13th, 2020?
Exams scheduled post-October 13th, 2020 cover the 9th Edition, Revision 08.2017 MPEP + 6 exam notices. When you enroll in either the online or online + hard copy course, you will have access to this new material (MPEP Edition 9, Revision 08.2017) including the 6 exam notices. The last date to take the exam before the new material is tested is October 6th, 2020. Up until this date, the patent bar will be tested over the same exact material, minus one of the exam notices. The new exam notice is 17 pages long so the October 2020 exam change is very minor.