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 (Papers A & C).
The delivery of this course is a combination of lectures and distance education learning:
You can attend the lectures 2 ways (participation is mandatory):
IN PERSON IN TORONTO or LIVE STREAM
Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre | Live-streamed for access from anywhere across Canada.
130 King Street West
The initial lectures will introduce the core principles surrounding patent practice in Canada:
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.
A webinar dedicated to practical tips on preparing for and writing the exam will be presented by former members of the Patent Agent Examining Board.
VANESSA KOMARNICKI (Deeth Williams Wall LLP)
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!”
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 15 substantive hours.
|Law Society of Ontario||9|
|Law Society of British Columbia||15|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan**||–|
|Law Society of Manitoba||15|
|Law Society of Alberta||15|
* 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 2020 Patent Agent Examination.
Financial aid may be available to participate in this course. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Please contact the IPIC office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-234-0516.
A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received after August 12, 2019. Refunds will not be issued after August 19, 2019, except to patent agent trainees whose success in the 2019 Patent Agent Exam is confirmed after having attended the initial lectures (in person or by live stream). An amount equal of half the registration fee will be reimbursed to trainees who opt out of the course on that basis.
IPIC reserves the right to cancel the course due to insufficient registration.
The Examination consists of four separate papers:
PAPER A – Drafting | PAPER B – Validity | PAPER C – Office Practice | PAPER D – Infringement
The Exam is administered by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) at various locations across Canada.
Information on pre-requisites to sit and to register for the Exam can be found on the CIPO website at cipo.ic.gc.ca- see Become a Registered Patent Agent. Inquiries: IC.CIPOAgentExams-OPICExamenAgent.IC@canada.ca
There are four writing guides (Paper A - Drafting, Paper B - Validity, Paper C - Office Practice, Paper D - Infringement).
Click here to view the guides.