Q) Smith & Jones… (10.03.30p)

April 18, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #30 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database. 30. Co-inventors Smith and Jones filed an application for a patent on a cell phone, on May 15, 2002. They received a first Office action from a primary examiner rejecting the claims under 35 USC 102(a) over […]

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Q) Filing date (10.03.29p)

April 18, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #29 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database. 29. On Thursday, February 6, 2003, applicant files an application for a design patent in Country X, which issues the patent on the filing date. In accordance with the patent laws, rules and the procedures as related […]

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Q) Added Claims in CIP (10.03.25p)

April 18, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #25 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database. 25. A registered practitioner files a nonprovisional utility application in 2000. In 2002, the practitioner files a continuation-in-part application and claims benefit of the filing date of the 2000 application for the 2002 application. Thereafter, the practitioner […]

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Q) Foreign Priority (10.03.24p)

April 18, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #24 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database. This question concept is reported to be heavily tested. 24. Applicant filed a provisional patent application in the USPTO under 35 USC 111(b) on Tuesday, November 30, 1999. On Tuesday, November 28, 2000, applicant filed a nonprovisional […]

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Q) Prior Art Disclosed in Abstract (10.03.23p)

April 18, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #23 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database. 23. A patent application is filed having one claim (claim 1). The most relevant prior art uncovered by the primary examiner, after searching the claimed subject matter, is a published abstract summarizing the disclosure of a foreign […]

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Q) Which, if any: Chapter 600 (10.03.22p)

April 13, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #22 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database. 22. Which, if any, of the following statements is in accord with the patent laws, rules and procedures as related in the MPEP? (A) Where an inventor’s residence is stated correctly in the 37 CFR 1.76 […]

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