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Objectives

This Patent Agent Training Course is an advanced, practical program intended to enhance the patent agent trainees’ skills relevant to drafting and prosecution and to increase their chances of success in the Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (Papers A & C).

The delivery of this course is a combination of lectures and distance education learning:

LECTURES: SEPTEMBER 9 – 11 | 2015
11:30 AM – 5:30 PM (ET) | DAILY

You can attend the lectures 2 ways (participation is mandatory):

IN PERSON IN TORONTO      or      ONLINE VIA LIVE STREAM 

Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre     |       The lectures will be live-streamed for access from anywhere across Canada.
130 King Street West


The initial lectures will introduce the core principles surrounding patent practice in Canada:

  • First Meeting with the Inventor/Client
  • Parts of the Specification and their Purpose
  • Claim Drafting — Principles & Approaches
  • Claim Drafting — Examples & Errors
  • Drafting the Disclosure
  • Amendment and Prosecution
  • Analysis of Office Actions
  • Parts and Format of the Response
  • Procedural Objections
  • Anticipation and Obviousness Objections
  • Utility

DISTANCE EDUCATION: SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 30 | 2015

The initial lectures will be followed by 10 weeks of practice exercises, consisting of one exercise per week submitted to an instructor for review. These assignments will involve approximately 5 hours of work per week.

WEBINAR – Practical Tips on Writing the Patent Agent Exam

A webinar dedicated to practical tips on preparing for and writing the exam will be presented by former members of the Patent Agent Examining Board.

“Module 1 of the PATC provided practical tips and training necessary for proper patent drafting and prosecution. The course provided a unique learning opportunity not available elsewhere – I highly recommend it!”

SARAH NG (MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP)
Candidate with the Highest Mark in Paper A of the 2013 Patent Agent Examination


“The instructors in the course provided valuable insight useful for preparing the exam as well as in everyday practice. The lectures and the individual feedback through the exercises were excellent. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn more about patent law practice.”

RICHARD MAR (Perry + Currier Inc.)

Course Pre-requisites

To obtain the optimum benefits from the course it is recommended that students have at least one year of experience or training in the areas of Canadian patent drafting and prosecution.

Tuition

  Live in Toronto Live Stream
Member $2,400 $2,900
Non Member $2,700 $3,200

*plus applicable tax

Registration 

To register for the in-person session in Toronto click on the link at the bottom of the page.

To register for the live-stream option, click here.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for substantive hours.

 

Hours

Law Society of Upper Canada

9

Barreau du Québec

15

Law Society of British Columbia

15

Law Society of Saskatchewan**

 

Law Society of Manitoba

15

Law Society of Alberta

15

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant.

Attestation of Completion

Students who complete and submit all practice exercises will receive an attestation of completion at the end of the course.

Patent Agent Qualifying Examination

The exam is administered by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) at various locations across Canada.

Visit How to Become a Patent Agent on the CIPO website at cipo.ic.gc.ca

Inquiries: cipoagentexams@ic.gc.ca

Candidate Guides to Writing the Exam

There are four writing guides (Paper A - Drafting, Paper B - Validity, Paper C - Office Practice, Paper D - Infringement).

Click here to view the guides.

Inquiries

education@ipic.ca | 613-234-0516

Program subject to change.