Course Strategy

This tutorial walks you through the PES Patent Bar review course strategy. See how the course is organized so you won’t waste time wondering what to do next.


Thank you for signing up to the PES Patent Bar review!

This video offers you a quick overview of how to best use this review course to pass the Patent Bar exam.

This video is the perfect place to start once you’ve enrolled in the full course.

As you can see, The Main Activities involved in getting started include to:

  • Review the Course Strategy (which is where you are right now)
  • Review the Study Planners to see which one best fits your allotted time.
  • Finally, you can consider plotting the tasks from the Study Planner on your favorite calendar

The next thing to do is to work through Step I: which is the Patent Training Workshop

This is where you learn the fundamentals of patent law through videos, quizzes and a glossary. Doing this will give you a good overview of patent law and get you ready for the harder steps.

The Main Activities in Step I include to:

Watch the Patent Training Workshop Videos. There are over 12 hours of video in all. Even if you currently know nothing about patent law, this course will work for you.

Next up, you want to Take the Quick Quizzes (scoring 70% or above or repeat them). It’s best to watch all the videos in a module, then take the quiz to see how well you retained the material. If not, you may want to watch the videos again (or at least the parts you didn’t understand the first time through).

Finally, you want to Review the Glossary of Patent Law Terms. There are over 250 terms included here which will help round out your knowledge of the fundamentals of patent law.

Next, you’ll move onto Step 2. This is where you go through the Guidebooks to Patent Law.

The Guidebooks are consolidated versions of the MPEP which is what the patent bar covers. You need to learn facts from the MPEP in order to pass the exam. So that’s what we’re going to work through here.

The Main Activities include to:

  • Review the MPEP Breakdown. MPEP stands for Manual of Patent Examining Procedure. It’s what the exam covers. This breakdown helps you get a bird’s eye view of the MPEP and all the chapters. It’s a fast and easy way to gain a summary of what types of topics the MPEP covers.
  • Next, you’ll want to Review All the Guidebook to Patent Law Chapters.
  • At this time of this video, the course includes chapters 100 – 2900 as well as 5 appendices, and the supplements. Our clients love these outlined chapters and we know they will save you a lot of time.
  • Next up, as you go through the chapters, you should Take All the Workbook Quizzes. Make sure to score 70% or above on the scored quizzes or repeat them. You can also learn from the short answer quizzes. Both these are found at the end of each Guidebook.
  • Then, start Practicing with the Quiz Deck questions (scoring 70% or above or repeat). They’re very similar to flashcards and you can keep re-taking the quizzes.

Finally, there’s Step 3 (which is the final step). In this step you work with the PatExam Engine.

This is where all the practice exam questions are found. We have over 550+ questions and keep them current.

Here are the Main Activities involved in step III:

  • Review the MPEP Search Strategy Guide. This will help you understand how to use the MPEP for practicing and on exam day.
  • Then, ideally, you will Attempt Every Question in the PatExam Engine™ as they are organized by Topic. The topics are organized from 1 -star which is not as likely to be tested up to 5-stars which are highly likely to be tested. You can expect to see around 5 or even more questions from these 5-star topics on your exam. Having them organized like this will help you get through the questions with less frustration. Each of these topic exam sections has several topics within it.
  • Then take at least 2+ Simulated Exam sessions (scoring 70% or above on each). You can take the simulator as many times as you would like. This includes all the questions we offer put together in a timed exam. So you can practice with the same time constraints you will have the day of the exam.
  • Lastly, you can do a final review to sort out any topic areas you’re having trouble with.

As you can see, the course is very structured. We’ve been helping people pass the exam since 2001 and based on their feedback, our course has only gotten better each and every year.

We’re excited to hear your success story next!

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