Exam Questions and Concepts


Recent test takers indicate that the following “new” questions are in the USPTO’s database servicing the Prometric Patent Bar Exam. Please also note commonly repeated questions and old exams.

Q1) Red or Black Ink (Examiner’s Amendment)
Q2) Titanium Baseball (Pulic Use/Printed Publication)
Q3) Mirror (Inherent Function)
Q4) Submitting Tables on CD-ROM
Q5) Amending the Abstract – PCT
Q6) Obviousness
Q7) Claiming, Deleting and Reclaiming Benefit Claim
Q8) Missing Parts – PCT
Q9) Correcting PCT Applications
Q10) Suspended Practitioner
Q11) Digital Media for Gene Sequence – Biotechnology
Q12) 1.131 and 1.132 Affidavits
Q13) International Search Reports – PCT
Q14) Costa Rica and Sweeden – PCT
Q15) Spanish Phone – Design
Q16) Lip Gloss/Ship Bell (Experimental Use)
Q17) Velcro (Trademarks in Claims)
Q18) Small Entity Status
Q19) Mexican Nationals – PCT
Q20) Information requested from USPTO
Q21) Trade Secret Question
Q22) Germany – PCT / Patent Term
Q23) Broom
Q24) Japanese Patent
Q25) Electric Fan
Q26) Maintenance Fee Paid / Check Returned
Q27) Reissue (variant of Tommie and Jo)
Q28) Means plus Function variant of Door Handle (Determining Equivalence)
Q29) Death of inventor before application is filed
Q30) Canadian Patent Agent in the USA
Q31) Chemical Claim
Q32) User Pass
Q33) Indefinate Claim USing ‘High’
Q34) Investigating Deceptive Intent
Q35) 2 Month Rule for Final Office Action
Q36) Notice of Appeal
Q37) Terminal Disclaimer
Q38) Piecemeal
Q39) Advisory Action
Q40) Assignment
Q41) Documents Requiring Signatures
Q42) Missing parts in PCT Application (30 days)
Q49) Rejection after Allowance
Q50) Appeals
Q51) Best Mode
Q52) Multiplicity
Q53) Reissue/Filing Amendment
Q54) Australia (30 Month) – PCT
Q55) Basic filing fee
Q56) Restriction Requirement / Continuation Application
Q57) 102(a): Need to file foreign language translation
Q58) Exam Concept – Appeal
Q59) PTO-892
Q60) Anticipation
Q61) PCT Publication
Q62) 102 and 103 Rejections
Q63) TP Submissions
Q64) Restriction
Q65) CPA
Q66) Claims
Q67) Obviousness
Q68) Hydrocyclone