I would like to register for the patent agent exam 2011 conducted by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Govt. of India). Please guide me about the registration procedure. Where i will get all the relevant information?
Thank you for your reply. Please could you guide me with patent agent examination as in how to enrol oneself for the exam, from where i can get the details of the course or the study material for the exam? Kindly let me know as i am not getting proper information regarding the same.
Notification usually comes couple of months before the scheduled date of examination. Assuming that next patent agent examination will be in Jan 2012, we can expect notification in Nov-Dec. You need to keep a track of this going to patent office website (www.ipindia.nic.in).
The bottom line is you need to have sound knowledge of Patent Act and Rules, and patent drafting. It will be extremely useful if you directly study the act and rules for paper-I. There is also a book published by LexisNexis on patent agent examination. You can Google to find details.
Hope this helps. Feel free to contact me if you require any more details.
Thank you again as the information provided by you is really helpful.
I have enquired about the PG Dip course in IPR which the Department of Law, Mumbai University provides. Will this course help to prepare myself for patent agent examination or atleast on the basis of this course will I be able to land with a better job in IP sector.
I have no idea what your background is? If you have a strong technical background your best bet would be to become a patent agent or patent attorney. If you do not have technical background then other fields of IPR would be appropriate (Trademark, copyright etc).
If you are a beginner, PGDIPR would give you a flavour of the scope of IPRs. I doubt if this course can prepare one for patent agent examination……..may be to some extent!
In case of any inquires related to Patent examination Please contact IPO directly
http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/patent/patents.htm you can also call them and take the details you will findd contact nos on the site I think 150 is Mr.Shinde's extension, Librarian and PR personnel, he should be able to help you with exact details.
In any case you will require two three months for preparation you may aim for this year end generally Patent agent exams are held in december