Registration deadline is January 15, 2018
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 24-26, 2018
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
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
- Inventive step/obviousness
- Sufficiency of description/ambiguity
DISTANCE EDUCATION: JANUARY 29 - MARCH 30, 2018
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.
Tamara O'Connell (Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh)
Candidate with the highest mark overall in the 2015 Patent Agent Examination
Michael Yun (Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP)
Candidate with the highest overall mark in the 2013 Patent Agent Examination
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.
|In Person in Toronto||Live Stream|
*plus applicable tax
Financial aid may be available to participate in this course. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.
To register for the in person in Toronto option, click on the link below.
To register for the live stream option, click here.
This program is eligible for Substantive Hours.
Law Society of Upper Canada
Law Society of British Columbia
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba
Law Society of Alberta
** 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
Candidate Guides to Writing the Exam
There are four writing guides (Paper A, Paper B, Paper C, Paper D). They are available here.