The Results of the October 15, 2003 Registration Examination
The results of the October 15, 2003 registration Examination were mailed on December 22, 2003 to all candidates who took the examination. If you took the examination and have not received your results by Friday, January 9, 2004, please contact the Office of Enrollment and Discipline by phone at (703) 306-4097, or by facsimile at (703) 306-4134.
The package sent to each candidate who passed the examination included a FORM PTO-120, OATH OR AFFIRMATION and FORM PTO 107A, Data Sheet-Register of Patent Attorneys and Agents. These two documents must be completed and returned with the appropriate fees to the Office of Enrollment and Discipline by January 21, 2004. The mailing address for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline is: Mail Stop OED, Director, USPTO, P. O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450.
The package sent to each candidate who did not pass the examination included, 1) a copy of the individual’s answer sheets and 2) instruction for requesting a regrade of the examination. If you did not pass the examination and a copy of your answer sheets and/or the instruction for requesting a regrade were not included with your notification, please contact the Office of Enrollment and Discipline at (703) 306-4097. Regrades must be requested in writing by February 23, 2004, and must contain the appropriate fee to be considered by the Office.
The questions and model answers for the October 2003 examination may be found at the following Web address: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/gcounsel/oed.htm. Printed copies of the questions and model answers are available for a prepaid fee of $30.00 for the exam.
Future registration examinations will be delivered via computer each business day of the calendar year, beginning in the Spring of 2004. New application forms for the computer-based examination will be available by early spring 2004. These new forms must be used by individuals seeking registration to practice in patent cases before the USPTO. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED APPLICATION FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because the examination will be offered throughout the year, there will be no deadline for filing an application.
Potential registration applicants should monitor the OED web page (http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/gcounsel/oed.htm) for further announcements concerning the computer-based examination.
The overall passing rate for the October 15, 2003 registration examination was 45%. There were 2,270 individuals who took the examination.