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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 infringement and validity and to increase their chances of success in the Patent Agent Examination.

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

LECTURES: JANUARY 25-27, 2017
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM (ET) DAILY

The lectures are offered in two formats (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 infringement and validity:

  • Review of relevant jurisprudence
  • Claim construction and interpretation
  • Basis for infringement and remedies
  • Limitation periods
  • Essential v. non-essential elements
  • Direct v. indirect infringement
  • Defenses to infringement
  • Presumption of validity
  • Anticipation/novelty
  • Inventive step/obviousness
  • Utility
  • Sufficiency of description/ambiguity
  • Inventorship

DISTANCE EDUCATION: JANUARY 30 - MARCH 31, 2017

The initial lectures will be followed by 8 weeks of practice exercises, consisting of one exercise per week. 

WEBINAR – Practical Tips on Writing the Patent Agent Exam

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

Testimonials

"Module 2 provides a great opportunity to improve the skills and knowledge that are important to be successful on Papers B and D of the Patent Agent Examination. With helpful instructions and personalized feedback from experienced instructors, the course will help develop a strong foundation to accurately and efficiently construe claims, and identify and analyze issues. I highly recommend this course to anyone planning to write Papers B and D." 

Michael Yun (Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP)
Candidate with the highest overall mark in the 2013 Patent Agent Examination

"I highly recommend Module 2 of the IPIC Patent Agent Training Course. The in-class sessions on claim construction and exam writing strategy, as well as the follow-up practice exercises, are invaluable for developing the skills necessary to succeed on Papers B and D of the Patent Agent Exam. Anyone writing these papers could benefit from taking this course." 

Todd Keeler (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)
Candidate with the highest mark overall in the 2012 Patent Agent Examination

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 infringement and validity.

Tuition

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

*plus applicable tax

Registration 

To register for the live-stream option, click on the link below

To register for the in person in Toronto option, click here.

CPD

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 Examination

The examination consists of four separate papers:

PAPER A – Drafting | PAPER B – Validity | PAPER C – Office Practice | PAPER D – Infringement

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

Information on pre-requisites to sit and to register for the Exam can be found 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, Paper B, Paper C, Paper D). They are available here.

Inquiries

admin@ipic.ca 
613-234-0516

Program subject to change.