The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks or we usually call it IP India under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry conducts an examination called Indian Patent agent examination.
Last time, the exam was conducted on 8th of May 2022 and the result was first declared in August,2022 where almost 7718 people registered for this examination and out of those only 1026 cleared the exam.
The main objective behind conducting Indian Patent agent examination and providing the registration certificate of Indian Patent agent is
A Patent Agent is a Professional who successfully cleared the Indian Patent Agent Examination and has received the registration certificate from Indian Patent Office.
Patent Agent is qualified to work for researchers and inventors to help them protect their inventions through Patents under the guidelines issued by Patent Office.
Controller General of Patents, Trademarks and Designs has laid down eligible guidelines as follows:
A. Citizenship of India,
B. Above the age of 21 years &
C. Must be a graduate (minimum eligible qualification) in science, engineering or technology
On Becoming a Patent Agent, you may start working in a Law firm , IPR based firms, Research Firms, Healthcare Industry, Tech Companies, Engineering Firms, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPOs) or may start your own Consultancy Firm offering Patent Filing Services.
The next patent agent examination notification is likely to be announced on 15th November 2022 by the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Paper 1: Objective Type Questions, based on Indian Patent Act 1970 and Manual of Indian Patent Office. The Duration will be of 2 hours for 100 marks paper.
Paper 2: Subjective Type Questions, based on Patent drafting and Case studies related to analysis of Patent Documents. The Duration will be of 3 hours for 100 marks paper.
Viva- Voice: Conducted at selected Indian Patent Office Location, Officials from Patent Office in Panel, analysing the Domain knowledge in respect to Patent Procedures.
One has to Qualify both PAPER 1 and Paper 2 with a minimum of 60% score respectively to be eligible for next round i.e., Viva-Voice.
Once you Successfully clear all the papers and Viva-Voice Round as well, you need to Fill in Form 22 to apply for the Patent Agent Registration Certificate along with necessary fees.
The Patent Agent Certification needs to be renewed every year as per the Prescribed form 23 and mentioned renewal fee.
Mr. Prashant Singhal
1. You will learn to perform Patent drafting
2. Understanding of Indian Patent Filing
3. Easier understanding of Indian Patent Act and Legal Terms
4. Structured Curriculum to prepare for Indian Patent Agent Exam
Yes, The Candidates will be provided with the Live Classes Recording and Study Material used in Classes with lifetime access through iprlearning.com Account.
Though, it is advised not to skip any class, but in such a situation, the candidate may revise the session through available literature and content, a session will be arranged to help clear the doubts and queries.