Module 2 of the Patent Agent Training Course is an advanced, practical program intended to enhance the patent agent trainee’s skills relevant to patent infringement and validity and to increase chances of success in the Canadian Qualifying Patent Agent Exam: Paper B (Validity) and Paper D (Infringement).
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 infringement and validity, as well as winning strategies for passing the Canadian Qualifying Patent Agent Exam (Paper B and Paper D):
The structure of Paper B and Paper D 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 hands-on exercises covering key principles of patent infringement and validity providing both practical skills and valuable tips for passing the exam.
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 patent infringement and validity according to Canadian practice.
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 2021 Canadian Qualifying Patent Agent Exam.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-234-0516.
A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received after January 11, 2021. Refunds will not be issued after January 25, 2021, except to patent agent trainees whose success in the 2020 Patent Agent Exam is confirmed after having attended the initial course lectures. 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.
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