Patent Agent Training Course - Drafting & Prosecution

May 3 - July 12, 2021
COURSE Patents
Training

VIRTUAL FORMAT

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 2021

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 Canadian Qualifying 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 (LIVE): MAY 5 - 7 | 2021
 1:00 – 4:30 PM (ET) | DAILY
 (**Mandatory Attendance)

The on demand lectures and live 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 – types and structure of claims and hands-on experience in drafting claims for the exam
  • 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.

** Students are required to attend the virtual live workshops and lectures during the designated times.


 DISTANCE EDUCATION: MAY 10 – JULY 12 | 2021

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.

TESTIMONIALS

PATC Module 1 Testimonials - Vanessa Komarnicki EN
PATC Module 1 Testimonials - Sarah Ng EN
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 2021 Canadian Qualifying Patent Agent Exam.

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2021

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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 gross 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 April 9, 2021. Refunds will not be issued after April 23, 2021. 

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.