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Training For Patent Agent Examination 2020

Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2020: 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) 2020 that is planned to be conducted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Govt. of India) through Patent Offices in June 2020, for obtaining the necessary qualification to practice as a Patent Agent under the Patent Acts and Rules 1970.

“We are happy to share that the Patent Agent Examination Crash Course conducted by IIPRD in 2018 had over 90% success rate with over 30 Patent Agents qualifying across pan India.”

The Crash Course would involve an optimal combination of:

  • Extensive physical/face to face interactions with and teaching by the Faculty on designated course structure/modules.
  • Sharing of Recorded Youtube Video sessions presented by faculties during Crash Course of 2018.
  • Physical/Hard copies of Course Module on Patent Drafting and Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedures (MPPP).



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 at the hearings, Filing Opposition Proceedings 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/she is a citizen of India
  • He/she has completed the age of 21 years
  • He/she has obtained a degree in science, engineering or technology from any university in the territory of India or elsewhere (should be a graduate from a science or technical)

 

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. 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 Studies based Crash Course for Cracking the Patent Agent Examination 2020.

Exemplary highlights of the course are as followed:

  • The proposed PAE crash course is a 2 months programme (April-May 2020), 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 Drafting, 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 (topics covered during the course are given below) would be video-recorded and incase, if a participant is not able to attend any particular class, the recorded video wouldbe shared through a secured account (requires logging on to Youtube.com) created for the participants. Each video session would remain the Copyright of IIPRD and hence unauthorized access is strictly prohibited.

  • The fee for the complete PAE crash course is INR 15000 per participant, payable latest by 2'nd April 2020. 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 deserving students based on an examination that would be conducted on 6'th March 2020, wherein the complete fees for the course shall be waived off for the qualifying students. Anyone can apply for the scholarship using the scholarship link provided below and by entering the requisite details, and would be contacted by 4'th of March 2020 to confirm their participation for the scholarship examination through email, which would also give complete instructions on how the examination would be conducted. The examination would basically include two sections, one for checking technical skills/competence of the participants, and other one for evaluating their written English skills, based on which final results would be announced by 12'th March 2020. Any candidate who do not qualify for the scholarship can course apply for the course as a general participant/candidate by making a payment of the course fee.

Session-Wise Breakup of Crash Course:

Session Schedule
Coverage
04 April 2020:
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.
11 April 2020:
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.
18 April 2020:
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
25 April 2020:
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.
02 May 2020:
Comprehensive Claims and Specifications Drafting training with emphasis on identification of novelty and inventive step 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.
09 May 2020:
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.
16 May 2020:
Training by practicing Attorneys and Agents: Important 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.
23 May 2020:
Mock Exam 1
24 May 2020:
Mock Exam 2
30 May 2020:
Tips for Viva and General Discussion
Venues
New Delhi
K-16, Jangpura Extension
Mumbai
K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Vidya Nagar, Vidyavihar (E), Mumbai 400 077
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 but would be in city center.

Faculties
Tarun_Photo

 

Tarun Khurana IN/PA-1325 (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 IN/PA-2553 (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 IN/PA-2194 (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 IN/PA-1722 (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.....
Parvej

 

Parvez Kudrolli IN/PA-876 (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 IN/PA-3617 (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 IN/PA-2352 (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 IN/PA-2066 (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, ......

 

Akshaya

 

Akshaya Vasudevan IN/PA-3664 (Bangalore)
Akshaya is a Patent Associate at Khurana &Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and IIPRD. She has over 2 years’ experience in Patents in the field of chemistry and pharmaceuticals. She has......
dakshina

 

Dhakshina Moorthy C IN/PA-2660 (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 ......

 

Exemplary 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 two sections, one for checking technical skills/competence of the participants, and the other one for evaluating their written English skills, based on which final results would be announced on 30'th March 2020.

2) What will be the mode of Scholarship Test?
A: The mode of examination for the Scholarship Test will be online/offline and will be held on 1'st March 2020.

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 studies and -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 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 for any kind of distribution or use other than the mentioned purpose.

8) Is the course Fee refundable?
A: No, the Fee once paid is not refundable.

Fee Schedule

Course Fee: INR 15,000

Contact Details

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

Payment Details

Please Forward the below details along with the fees:
Organization/College, Address and Contact Details

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

Or

Name of the Account Holder: IIPRD
Bank Name: Axis Bank
Bank Branch Name: Greater Noida
Bank Account Number:917020069762436
Bank Address: G-04, G-05, G-06, G-07, G-17, G-18, F-03, F- 04, D-1, Alpha Commercial Belt -1 Greater Noida 201308
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