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 a hard-copy course.
The advantages of the online course are that you can study from virtually any device; laptop, desktop, smartphone, 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, 2021?
Exams scheduled post-October 13th, 2021 cover the 9th Edition, Revision 10.2019 MPEP + 6 exam notices. When you enroll in the online version, you will gain access to this material in addition to the previously tested material (MPEP 9th Edition, Revision 08.2017). This way you have the material you need whether you are taking the exam before or after the exam update in October.
The last date to take the exam before the new material is tested is October 5th, 2021. Up until this date, the patent bar will cover Edition 9, Revision 08.2017 + the same exam notices.
The print version of the course is based on Edition 9, Revision 08.2017. We do not recommend ordering the print version if you are planning to take the exam after October 13th, 2021.