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Training For Patent Agent Examination

Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018: By Senior Practicing Professionals Of IIPRD, And Khurana & Khurana, Advocates And IP Attorneys (K&K)

IIPRD along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates And IP Attorneys (K&K) is conducting a professional training programme in Patent Law Practices and Procedures for candidates appearing for the Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018 that is planned to be conducted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Govt. of India) through Patent Offices in December 2018, for obtaining the necessary qualification to practice as a Patent Agent under the Patent Acts and Rules 1970.

 

Introduction to Patent Agent Examination

Who is a Patent Agent:

A Patent Agent is a Legal Counsellor who advises its Clients on how to their Intellectual Property (IP), Patents in particular. A Patent Agent may practice either in Private Firms or in Patent Departments of Large Industrial Organizations. A Patent Agent's mandate typically involves Drafting of Patent Specifications, Filing Patent Applications at the Patent Offices, undertaking subsequent correspondences with the Patent Office on the Objections raised; representing the Applicant’s Case at the hearings, Filing Opposition Proceedings or Defending an Application against an Opposition, all being of a highly technical nature.

For the purpose of maintaining a high standard of Efficiency and Professional Integrity, the Patent Act, 1970 has prescribed certain qualifications for persons practicing as Patent Attorneys and provided for their registration. Only such professionals who satisfy such qualifications and are registered under the Patent Act are allowed to practice as Patent Attorneys in India.

Eligibility:

A person shall be eligible of giving Patent Agent Exam if he fulfills the following conditions:

  • He is a citizen of India
  • He has completed the age of 21 years
  • He has obtained a degree in science, engineering or technology from any university in the territory of India

 

Typical Exam Syllabus:

The qualifying examination shall consist of the following papers and marks:

Paper I (100 marks):
Patent Act and Rules: (Two Hours) Objective type; Multiple Choice Questions having one and/or more than one options correct.
Paper II (100 marks):
Drafting and Interpretation of Patent Specification and other documents: (Three Hours) Descriptive.

Viva-Voce (50 marks):
Schedule for Viva-Voce examination will be announced after the completion of written examination. Only those candidates who have scored a minimum of 50% marks in each paper will be allowed to appear for Viva-Voce. Separate list for same would be provided.

* A candidate shall be required to secure a minimum of fifty marks in each of Paper-I and Paper-II and shall be declared to have passed the examination only if he obtains an aggregate of sixty per cent of the total marks.

Modus-Operandi of Conducting the Crash Course for Preparation for PAE

On demand of Practitioners and Stakeholders in the Indian IP Industry, IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana are delighted to announce an impactful and practical Case Studies based Crash Course for Cracking the Patent Agent Examination 2018.

Exemplary highlights of the course are as followed:

  • The proposed PAE crash course is a 2 months programme (September-October 2018), with face to face physical classes being held on each Saturday from 10 AM - 12 PM. The sessions would be taken by thorough and practicing professionals of K&K who have, on an average, over 12 years of relevant experience in Patent Prosecution and Litigation.

  • The course would be held physically and simultaneously across 5 Offices of IIPRD/Khurana & Khurana (or other venues as mentioned below), specifically in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, and Mumbai.

  • Each session of the course (coverage of which is given below) would be video-recorded and in case a participant is not able to attend a particular class, the recorded video can be shared through a secured account created for the participant and accessible only to the participant. Each video session is and would remain the Copyright of IIPRD and hence would not be open for any kind of distribution or use other than the mentioned purpose.

  • The fee for the complete PAE crash course is INR 15000 + GST per participant, payable latest by 30'th August 2018. Fees for the course can be paid through bank transfer or through a cheque/DD that can be issued in favor of IIPRD.

  • IIPRD and K&K are also happy to offer scholarship to a few students based on an online examination that would be held on 1'st August 2018, wherein the complete fees for the course shall be waived off for the selected students. Anyone can apply for the scholarship through the scholarship link given below by giving their respective details, and would be contacted on 20'th of July 2018 to confirm their participation for the above-mentioned examination through email, which email would also give complete instructions on how the examination would be conducted. The examination would basically involve 2 sections, one for checking technical skills/competence of the participating professionals, and the other one for evaluating their written English skills, based on which final results would be announced on 10'th August 2018. Any candidate who does not qualify for the scholarship can of course apply for the course as a general participant/candidate by payment of the course fee.

Session-Wise Breakup of the Crash Course:

Session Schedule
Coverage
01 September 2018:
Section 1 - Section 21 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 (and corresponding Rules and Forms) with specific focus on Definitions, Criteria of Patentability, Non Patentable Subject Matters, Types of Applications, and Powers of Controllers.
08 September 2018:
Section 25 - Section 66 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 with specific focus on the Oppositions, Anticipation, Provisions of Secrecy, Revocations, Patent of Addition, and Restoration of Patents.
15 September 2018:
Section 67 - Section 115 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 with specific focus on Patent Assignments, Compulsory Licensing, Power of Central Government, and Infringement Proceedings
22 September 2018:
Section 116 - Section 162 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 with specific focus on Convention/PCT Applications, Functions of Appellate Board and other Provisions. Amendment Rules 2016 with emphasis on important revisions to examination and Hearing procedures; provisions for start-ups and fees.
29 September 2018:
Comprehensive Claims and Specifications Drafting training with emphasis on identification of inventive concept from the disclosure and drafting of claims. Common mistakes to be avoided during drafting. Dos and don't for drafting different parts of the specification viz. title, abstract, examples, etc. with applicable rules.
06 October 2018:
Hands-on exercises for Claims and Specifications Drafting with emphasis on standard practices for drafting patent applications pertaining to engineering domain and life sciences domain. Specific tips in view of common objections raised in FER (approach of Indian patent office towards the patent application drafting practices).
Amendment of Application and Specifications. Drafting of Patents of Addition and Divisional Application.
13 October 2018:
Training by practicing Attorneys and Agents: Important case laws and implication thereof on interpretation of various Sections of the Patents Act, 1970. Advising clients with respect to patenting of inventions of different domains, implications of assignment and various types of licensing, infringement related issues, filing of patent application in India and PCT with detailed procedures and many other aspects with dedicated Q&A session.
14 October 2018:
Mock Exam 1
20 October 2018:
Mock Exam 2
27 October 2018:
Tips for Viva and General Discussion
Venues
New Delhi
K-16, Jangpura Extension
Mumbai
FA27, Lake City Center, Kapurbavdi Circle, Thane (W)
Pune
Office No. 203 + 204, 2nd Floor, Citymall, University Road, Ganesh Khind, Shivaji Nagar
Bangalore
Brigade Reap, Brigade Gateway Campus, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram - Rajajinagar
Hyderabad
Regus Business Centre, Krishe Sapphire, Level 7, South Wing, Hitech City Main Road, Madhapur

* Venues are subject to change

Faculties
Tarun_Photo

Tarun Khurana (Delhi)
He has over 14 years of experience in a broad range of Intellectual Property subject matters. Tarun has executed numerous assignments related to exercises of Patent Portfolio Creation, Protection, Valuation and.....
Tapan

Tapan Shah (Delhi)
With ~6 years of experience in providing specialized services in patents and related intellectual property rights, Tapan holds expertise in the technical domains of Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, ......
Mita _sheikh

Mita Sheikh (Mumbai)
Mita is a Principal Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana. She has over 25 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of chemistry and pharmaceuticals. She has expertise in all kind......

  

Abhishek_P

Abhishek Pandurangi (Mumbai)
Abhishek is a Partner and an ardent promoter and believer of IPR, and has worked in different areas of IPR over a stretch of 7 years as an IP practitioner, entrepreneur, legal expert and and a trainer. Abhishek has......
Parvej

Parvez Kudrolli (Mumbai)
Parvez Kudrolli is a Senior Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. His expertise lies in consultancy, business development and client relationships relating to Patent Drafting, Searches, Analysis, Prosecution,.....
Swapnil

Swapnil Sanap (Pune)
Swapnil is a software engineer with Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree & Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in Information Technology. He enjoys working with innovative organizations and inventors to guide them in......

  

prasad

Prasad (Pune)
Prasad is a Senior Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He is a Registered Patent Agent India (IN/PA 2352) with bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering. He has over 10 years of experience .....
Antony_david

Antony David (Bangalore)
Antony is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana. He has over 10 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of chemistry and pharmaceuticals. He has expertise in ......
ankur_sehgal

Ankur Sehgal (Bangalore)
Ankur is a Senior Patent Associate at IIPRD and K&K. Ankur brings over 5 years of experience in Patent Searching, Preparation, Due-Diligence, Portfolio Management, Patent Drafting, Portfolio Analysis, Landscape Studies, ......

  

dakshina

Dhakshina Moorthy C (Hyderabad)
Dhakshina is a Principal Associate at Khurana & Khurana and IIPRD. He has over 10 years of experience in patent matters and handles patent drafting and prosecution relating to technologies in the field of chemistry ......

 

Key Institutes where Our Faculties have Delivered IP Sessions:

Amity Innovation Facilitation Centre- Amity University
Brigade Reap Accelerator
Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
Chitkara University
Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Engineering (DYPIE)
GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur
Government Polytechnic, Goa
GS Medical College
Gujrat University, Ahmedabad
IIPS- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
IIT-Rorkee
IIT-Gandhinagar
IIT-Guwahati
IIT-Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Jaipur University
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) , Bhubaneswar
KIIT, Bhubaneswar
Manipal University
MSME Development Institute (Govt. of India), Mumbai
Nagpur University
RIIDL (Research Innovation Incubation Designs Lab)
S K Somaiya Degree College of Arts, Science And Commerce
Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Shree HN Shukla Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Rajkot
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
Thakur College of Engineering, Mumbai
Tripura University
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
VIT
YMCA University of Science & Technology - Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY)
FAQs

1) What would be the scope for Scholarship Test?

A: The examination would basically involve 2 sections, one for checking technical skills/competence of the participating professionals, and the other one for evaluating their written English skills, based on which final results would be announced on 10'th August 2018.

2) What will be the mode of Scholarship Test?

A: The mode of examination for the Scholarship Test will be online and will be held on 1'st August 2018.

3) Can a person re-attempt the Scholarship Test?

A: No, the Scholarship Test will be held once.

4) What is the Last Date for making the Payment?

A: The fee for the complete PAE crash course is INR 15000 + GST per participant, payable latest by 30'th August 2018.

5) Will there be any Study Material provided?

A:The course pedagogy would rely primarily on the Bare Act along with the Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure, and would be supplemented by numerous case studies and real-life issues handles by practicing Patent Agents so as to give conceptual clarity and not only theoretical knowledge.

6) Can a person change the desired city after registration?

A: It would be subjected to availability.

7) What if I miss a session in between the course duration?

A: Each session of the course (coverage of which is given below) would be video-recorded and in case a participant is not able to attend a particular class, the recorded video can be shared through a secured account created for the participant and accessible only to the participant. Each video session is and would remain the Copyright of IIPRD and hence would not be open for any kind of distribution or use other than the mentioned purpose.

Fee Schedule

Course Fee: 15000 + GST
* Course Fee is subject to waiver in the form of scholarship for exceptional candidates. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Details

Bhumika
(M): +91-8920269831
(T): (120) 4296878 , 4909201 , 4516201
Email: bhumika@khuranaandkhurana.com,
course@iiprd.com

Payment Details

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Organization/College, Address and Contact Details

Cheque to be drawn in favour of:
“M/S IIPRD” addressed to:
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IIPRD, E-13,
UPSIDC Site-IV,
Kasna Road,
Greater Noida-201308, UP, India

Or

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