Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases will be Updated March 16, 2016
The United States Patent and Trademark Office will update the registration examination on March 16, 2016. The last date to take the current examination is March 8, 2016. No exams will be scheduled for the period March 9, 2016 through March 15, 2016. The updated examination will cover the same topics as the current examination. But, the examination will cover the material from the MPEP Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2015, as outlined in THE SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION BEGINNING MARCH 16, 2016.
Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases was Updated June 1, 2015
The United States Patent and Trademark Office updated the registration examination on June 1, 2015. The current examination covers the material outlined in THE SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION THROUGH MARCH 8, 2016.
Notice of Non Compliance with Survey of Registered Practitioners
Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 11.11(a)(2), the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) conducted a survey of the active registered practitioners whose registration numbers are between 35,000-39,999. As of October 17, 2014, OED has not received any response from about 443 practitioners. They are given 60 days to pay the delinquency fee set forth in 37 C.F.R. § 1.21(a)(9)(i), and to provide the requested information on a blue Data Sheet, on or before December 16, 2014. Click here for more information
Registration Examination Applicants Review Sessions
Applicants who failed their registration examination will be able to schedule a review session through Prometric at a location selected by the applicant for a fee of $195. Reviews must take place within 65 days after the date of the examination. Applicants will review only those scored questions they answered incorrectly (37 CFR 11.7(e)). Complete instructions for scheduling these review sessions will be provided with the result letters.
Persons Seeking Registration to Practice Before the USPTO
The following list contains the names of persons seeking registration to practice before the USPTO. Final approval for registration is subject to establishing to the satisfaction of the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline that the person seeking registration is of good moral character and repute. 37 CFR 11.7. Accordingly, any information tending to affect the eligibility of any of the following persons on moral, ethical or other grounds should be furnished to the Director of Enrollment and Discipline. Click here for more information
Register of Active Patent Practitioners
For information about disciplined practitioners, search OED Final Decisions in the FOIA Reading Room
Change of Address
As a registered Attorney and Agent, you are required to notify the Director of any changes of address separately from any notice of address change filed in individual patent applications. 37 CFR 11.11(a).
To change your home or business address you must notify OED in writing. You may do this instantly on-line at https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/SignIn.jsp
General Mailing Address:
Mail Stop OED
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
PO Box 1450
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450