35 USC Frequency Charts

This tutorial shows you how to use the 35 USC Frequency Charts. These charts will help you navigate the laws in the MPEP and hone in on those that are most likely to be tested.


The 35 U.S.C. frequency charts show a ranking estimate for the most likely to be tested laws. We get these estimates based on current client feedback from our exit surveys.

The key uses a 5-star ranking system.

Here in this screen capture, you can see the 1-star 35 USC laws. Clicking on the links will take you to the USPTO website where you can read the full law.

These charts should only be used as one of many resources for preparing for the exam. There is no doubt there are questions from other laws on the exam (new questions can be added to the exam at any time), but this should give you a good idea of the most frequently tested laws.

Make sure you take advantage of this tool by spending a little extra time learning the most likely to be tested laws!

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