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.
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):
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.
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.
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
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|
|Law Society of British Columbia||12.5|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan**||–|
|Law Society of Manitoba||12.5|
|Law Society of Alberta||12.5|
* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.
** 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.
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.