IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has played a prominent role in supporting prospective candidates pursuing to become a registered Indian Patent Agent in 2018. The next examination for enrolling as an Indian Patent Agent has been proposed to be held in June 2020. In view of the upcoming Patent Agent examination, IIPRD along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) will be conducting a Professional Training Programme in Patent Law Practices and Procedures which intends to prepare prospective candidates exhaustively and comprehensively with regard to every single topic and infusing them with confidence required to achieve their dreams of becoming a thorough and competent patent professional.
A Patent Agent is a person who is authorised by law and is recognised by the Indian Patent Office to deal with patent applications in order to facilitate inventors and patent applicants. A Patent Agent therefore can represent an inventor or patent applicant including draft a patent specification, file and prosecute applications. A Patent Agent can also be engaged in the prevention of patent infringement and protection of patents. He/ She may also provide patentability opinions, support inventors with completion and submission of patent related application paperwork, conducting prior art search, construction of legally enforceable claims with regards to inventor's ownership of the invention, revision of rejected patent application and making a strategic decision for the optimum time frame for the maintenance of the application and when it would be suitable to abandon the application.
If a patent application requires 2 weeks for preparation for filing stage, with on an average 40 work weeks for a Patent Agent, this means that a Patent Agent can prepare around 20 applications a year. Close to 50,000 patent applications are filed in India, of which 30% are filed by Indian applicants. With impetus from the government on innovation, increase in awareness about patenting among innovators etc., the number of patent applications to be filed are bound to rise in the coming years, and hence, there is a steady demand for Patent Agents.
The rigour of the Patent Agent Examination has increased over the years, while at the same time, the competition for the Patent Agent Examination has become intense and cut–throat owing to the gigantic and ever increasing population of the country. And this is where we step in, to transform prospective candidates into potential contenders, a cut above the crowd. We provide candidates with a well experienced league of legends in the field of patent industry with decades of experience, who would be just a call away to clear out your path for victory. Leave no stone unturned! Do what is required!
This initiative comes with an earnest effort by IIPRD and its sister concern Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) to enable more & more candidates to transform themselves into patent agents with promising career benefits. The Patent Agent Examination Crash Course conducted by IIPRD in 2018 had over 90% success rate with over 30 Patent Agents qualifying across India. This time, together, we wish to better this success rate and hold the flag higher.
The Crash Course would involve an optimal combination of:
- Extensive physical/face to face interactions with, and teaching by the Faculty on designated course structure/modules.
- Sharing of Recorded Youtube Video sessions presented by faculties during Crash Course of 2018.
- Physical/Hard copies of Course Module on Patent Drafting and Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedures (MPPP).
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