PLI's Patent Office Exam Course (a.k.a "Patent Bar Review")

Do you have an engineering or science degree or background?
Take the Patent Office's Exam to become a Patent Agent or Attorney!

The United States Patent and Trademark Office published a new, revised version of the MPEP on January 25th. But this should not be a cause for concern. This is really much ado about nothing, for several reasons:

First: The USPTO gives us three months' warning before they add any new material to the Exam. So the publication of a new version of the MPEP has no immediate impact on the Exam. We will keep a vigilant eye on the USPTO site, and let you know well in advance of this new version of the MPEP being tested.

Second: What's testable now on the Exam is the prior version of the MPEP, along with 16 other short documents. This new version of the MPEP is mostly just incorporating those documents into the MPEP. So, even when this new version of the MPEP is testable, it does not amount to any substantial change in the content tested on the Exam...just where that content is the MPEP or a separate document.

But do keep in mind that we are seeing the Exam test less and less of the old (pre-AIA) law. It's now down to about 2 or 3 questions on the average Exam. We're teaching the old law still, of course, because you may need every point you can get. But we've updated our course (lectures, materials AND questions) to reflect the gradual de-emphasis of the old law.

The Nation's #1 Exam Course is geared to one thing and one thing only - ensuring you pass the PTO Exam!

  • Chaired by the leading Exam authority and instructor-John White, PLI's Patent Office Exam Course offers you the most comprehensive and user-friendly course available.
  • All course materials are 100% Exam-Focused, and updated continually to all current USPTO rules tested on the Exam.
  • Our interactive testing software, Patware®, led the field in computer-based testing and closely tracks the computer-based Exam.
  • Our course is offered in MORE LIVE LOCATIONS than anyone else throughout the United States, and is available online for all purchasers.
  • Discounts available to students and the unemployed.


Student Discounts


Title Date Location Price
Patent Office Exam Course 2018 May. 9 - 13, 2018 New York, NY $2,895.00
Patent Office Exam Course 2018 May. 16 - 20, 2018 Minneapolis, MN $2,895.00
Patent Office Exam Course 2018 Jun. 5 - 9, 2018 McLean, VA $2,895.00
Patent Office Exam Course 2018 Jun. 13 - 17, 2018 San Francisco, CA $2,895.00
Patent Office Exam Course 2018 Jul. 11 - 15, 2018 Boston, MA $2,895.00
Patent Office Exam Course 2018 Jul. 24 - 28, 2018 Chicago, IL $2,895.00

All of the advantages of the PLI live course in your own home! Designed for students who prefer to work at their own pace, the PLI homestudy program replicates our live program. You get all of the same materials as in a live course; you even get all of the same lectures, but on video. Video lectures can be paused periodically to do additional reading, to study Exam questions under discussion, whatever you decide. You can even fast forward through material you already know. This option may be preferred by potential Exam takers with either a low knowledge base or some advanced experience. All of our registrants get access to our faculty to get your questions answered, via voicemail and email. Click here to Register.

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