Patent Agent Training Course - Drafting & Prosecution

September 9 - November 30, 2020
COURSE Patents
Training

NEW VIRTUAL FORMAT

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

PATC Instructors Fall 2020

OBJECTIVES

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 Patent Agent Examination (Paper A – Patent Drafting and Paper C – Patent Prosecution).

The delivery of this online course is a combination of virtual workshops, live and on demand lectures and distance education learning.


 VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES: SEPTEMBER 9 – 11 | 2020
 1:00 – 4:30 PM (ET) | DAILY

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):

  • Understanding the invention – inventor interview and invention mining
  • Drafting patent application – parts of the description and their purpose
  • Drafting claims
  • Canadian patent prosecution – key principles and approaches
  • Structure of Paper A and winning strategies for passing the drafting exam
  • Structure of Paper C and winning strategies for passing the office practice exam

The structure of Paper A and Paper C will be discussed by former members of the Patent Agent Examining Board. Strategies for passing both papers will be presented by faculty and award recipients of the highest marks on the exams.

Course instructors will walk students through several hands-on exercises covering key principles of claim drafting with an eye to pass the exams.


 DISTANCE EDUCATION: SEPTEMBER 14 – NOVEMBER 30 | 2020

The initial lectures will be followed by 10 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.

TESTIMONIALS


“This course provided me not only with a great starting point for studying for the patent agent exam, but also with valuable individualized feedback on weekly assignments. Receiving this feedback helped me prepare for the exams far better than would have been possible had I relied solely on reviewing exams and marking guides from previous years.”

VANESSA KOMARNICKI (Deeth Williams Wall)
Candidate with the Highest Mark in Paper A of the 2015 Patent Agent Examination


“Module 1 of the PATC provided practical tips and training necessary for proper patent drafting and prosecution. The course provided a unique learning opportunity not available elsewhere – I highly recommend it!”

SARAH NG (Suncor Energy)

Candidate with the Highest Mark in Paper A of the 2013 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 drafting and prosecution. 

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 12.5 substantive hours.

  Hours
Law Society of Ontario9
Law Society of British Columbia12.5
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba12.5
Law Society of Alberta12.5

** 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.

Tuition

Enrollment is limited – should it become necessary to restrict the number of participants, preference will be given to those planning to sit for the Patent Agent Examination.

Registration Deadline: September 2, 2020

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Financial aid may be available for students whose tuition fees are not paid by an employer. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Please contact the IPIC office at admin@ipic.ca or 613-234-0516.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received after August 19, 2020. Refunds will not be issued after September 2, 2020. 

IPIC reserves the right to cancel the course due to insufficient registration.

Inquiries

For more information on the course:

admin@ipic.ca
613-234-0516

Program subject to change.