Patent Bar Exam Study Planners

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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 study plan is crucial to your success with the Patent Bar. The last thing you want is to waste time wondering what to do next. So in addition to our structured program, we’ve also put together detailed study plans for you.

All you need to do is pick the plan that best fits your schedule. We offer a 4 week, 8 week, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, and 12 month plan. The sooner you’ll be taking the exam, the more time you’ll need to dedicate toward studying.

These carefully created study plans include  breaks  and  days off. We’ve been helping people pass the Patent Bar exam since 2001, so these plans are well thought out.

Having a study plan gives you a sense of direction and organization. It also sets targets and priorities. Check out the sample study plans below. The full study plans are included with your enrollment in the Complete Patent Bar Package.

3 – Month Patent Bar Study Plan

  • 12 weeks
  • 4 to 5 days per week
  • 10 to 25 hours of weekly study

Although the 3 month study plan is an accelerated plan, you’ll  still have breaks every week (at least 2 days off). You can use the short breaks to  recharge or to catch up if you fall behind.

You will need to commit to 4 to 5 days per week,  each and every week during the 12 week period. You’ll also need to commit to  between 10 and 25 hours of study time per week.   You may need more or less depending on how quickly you can move through  the material while still retaining it.

This fast paced schedule will  allow you to prepare for and pass the exam during summer break if you’re in  school or while you’re looking for a job.   With this accelerated study schedule you’ll only need to retain the  information over a short length of time and can get started in your career as  quickly as possible.

Here are a couple of example weeks from the 3-month study plan:


plan-3-month-week46 – Month Patent Bar Study Plan

  • 24 weeks
  • 3 to 4 days per week
  • 5 to 15 hours of weekly study

The 6-month study plan allows you  to focus on the Patent Bar exam while sticking to your regular routine.  It’s perfect for those in school or with a  work schedule that allows room for between 5 and 15 hours of study per week.  The plan requires you to study 3 to 4 days a week, so there’s still plenty of  days off.

The prep time is short enough that  you’ll only need to retain the information over a fairly short amount of time.  We’ve scheduled in just slightly more than a week’s worth of final review to  make sure you recall the important information on test day.

Here are two example weeks from the 6-month study plan:



9 – Month Patent Bar Study Plan

  • 36 weeks
  • Usually 3 (sometimes 4) days per week
  • 4 to 10 hours of weekly study

The 9-month study plan allows you  to balance your study time with your busy schedule.  We estimate a time commitment of between 4 to  10 hours of study time per week. You may need more or less depending on how  quickly you move through the material while still retaining it.

You’ll typically need 3, sometimes  4 days per week to prepare using this plan. We’ve scheduled in a week break  after you complete each step of the program.   There is a 3 week final review to make sure you can recall the material on  test day.

The following are 3 sample weeks from the 9-month study plan:




12 – Month Patent Bar  Study Plan

  • 52 weeks
  • Usually 2 (sometimes 3) days per week
  • 3 to 6 hours of weekly study

The 12-month study plan allows you  to prepare for and pass the Patent Bar exam at a convenient pace. This study  schedule is perfect for those working a full-time job who may also have family  and social commitments.

With this plan you’ll get 2 week breaks after you  complete each major step.  This study  plan is perfect for those who can commit to 2 or 3 days of quick study a week  (we’ve tried to keep it to 2 days a week during most weeks).

You’ll need about 3 to 6 hours of study time  each week. So the tasks are kept as short as possible. You may need more or  less time depending on how quickly you move through the material while still  retaining it. We’ve scheduled in a 4 week final review to make sure you can  recall the important information on test day.

Here are 4 sample weeks from the 12-month study plan:




We’ve recently created two new study plans. These are the 4-week and 8-week study plans. These plans obviously require more time per week and are briefly outlined below.

4 – Week Study Plan

  • 4 weeks
  • 7 days per week
  • 30 to 50+ hours of weekly study

Unfortunately, with only 4-weeks to study, you will need to move through everything faster. It’s probable that you will have to skim through chapters without taking as many notes and focus on the quizzes. However, just by searching for the answers to the quizzes you will learn the material and where it is located within the MPEP for exam day look-up. You should spend as much time as possible on the most heavily tested chapters and topics as shown by our 5-star rating system (found within the course).  In addition, make sure to spend the most time on the PatExam Engine™ topic exams that are the most heavily tested.

This plan is only recommended for those that really have no choice but to take the exam within 4-weeks (i.e. the 90-day window is fast approaching and you must take the exam within 4 weeks time).  While we have had people with no prior patent law knowledge pass the exam with only 4 weeks of preparations, it is difficult and they studied full-time during that time-period.

8 – Week Study Plan

  • 8 weeks
  • 5 to 6 days per week
  • 20 to 35 hours of weekly study

While this study plan does allow you a couple of day breaks throughout the week, it is an intensive plan and will require a major commitment from you.  We have many clients who must take the exam within 2 months (or 8 weeks) due to the 90-day window for scheduling the exam and existing conflicts. If you’ve already applied for the exam and have been accepted it’s best to give yourself the full 90-days for studying and use our 3 month study plan if possible.  However this plan is available for those who need it. We’ve seen many dedicated people pass the Patent Bar with only a 2 month study period.

Custom Plans

It’s also possible to pass the exam in a much shorter or longer amount of time. We offer our in-depth plans free of charge to those who enroll in our Complete Patent Bar Package.

Alternately, if you need a custom plan, we can help you with that too. The custom plans will not be as detailed, but we will give you a list of activities to have completed by specific dates (based on the estimated test date you supply us with).

We’ve had people pass the exam in as little as 1 month and we’ve had people spread out the coursework over more than a year. How much time you spend preparing is entirely up to you.

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