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 Canadian Qualifying Patent Agent Examination (Paper A – Patent Drafting and Paper C – Patent Prosecution).
The delivery of this online course is a combination of workshops, live and on demand lectures using the Zoom platform, as well as distance education learning.
The on demand lectures and virtual workshops will introduce the core principles surrounding patent practice in Canada, as well as winning strategies for passing the Canadian Qualifying Patent Agent Exam (Paper A and Paper C):
Course instructors will walk students through several hands-on exercises covering key principles of claim drafting with an eye to passing the exams.
** Students are required to attend the virtual workshops and lectures during the designated times.
The initial lectures will be followed by 8 weeks of practice exercises, consisting of one exercise per week submitted via e-mail to an instructor for review. These assignments will involve approximately 5 hours of work per week.
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.
This program is eligible for up to 12.5 substantive hours.
|Law Society of Ontario||9|
|Barreau du Québec||12.5|
|Law Society of British Columbia||12.5|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan**||–|
|Law Society of Manitoba||12.5|
|Law Society of Alberta||12.5|
** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant
Students who complete and submit all practice exercises will receive an attestation of completion at the end of the course.
IPIC Member: $2,600 plus applicable tax
Non Member: $3,400 plus applicable tax
Enrollment is limited – should it become necessary to restrict the number of participants, preference will be given to those planning to sit for the 2023 Canadian Qualifying Patent Agent Exam.