Repeat Questions

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Below are the specific questions that recent test takers have indicated are currently in the computerized Patent Bar Exam database.  Remember that some “repeat” questions are not verbatim. The law may have changed, and according to exam takers, the PTO has altered/updated old questions for the current exam.  Please note that I have organized the questions by exam month, year, and am (a) or pm (p). For example, repeat question #46 from the April 1999 AM Patent Bar Exam is referenced as 4.99.46a.

Repeat Questions on the Exam

Parenthesis means that the question may be altered and probably not verbatim. An asterisks indicates numerous individuals from the forum have reported that question on their exam. For your convenience, I have added links for all of the repeat patent bar exam questions and their model answers.

2000 April (am) 6, 9, 10*, 11*, 14, 17*, (23)*, 24*, 27*, 32, 34, 36*, 42*, 47

Product by Process (4.00.6a)
Restriction (4.00.9a)
Mario Lepieux (4.00.10a)
Laurel, Abbot and Hardy (4.00.14a)
Smith Laminate(4.00.17a)
Tommie and Jo(4.00.23a/4.00.24a)
Bond 60%C or 60%D (4.00.27a)
Obviousness (4.00.32a)
Declassified Reference (4.00.34a)
Make a Patent Application Special (4.00.36a)
Prior Art (4.00.42a)
Reexamination (4.00.47a)

2000 April (pm) 19, 21, (28), 41, 44*

Federal Court Decisions binding for Office (4.00.19p)
Grape Squeezing (4.00.21p)
Claims stand or fall (4.00.28p)
102(b) dates (4.00.41p)
102 (f) (4.00.44p)

2000 October (am) 2*, 16, 23

XYZ/ABC Appeal (10.00.02a)
Prior Art (10.00.16a)
Mitch and Mac (10.00.23a)

2000 October (pm) 50

Claims (10.00.50p)

2001 April (am) 23, 40

Mitch and Mac (4.01.23a)
Jack and Jill in Vietnam (4.01.40a)

2001 April (pm) 10

Sally, Ted and Spot Remover (4.01.10p)

2001 October (am) 5, 6*, (11), 14, 24, 26*, 30

MEGACORP (10.01.5a)
35 USC 101 (10.01.6a)
Final Office Action (10.01.11a)
Written Description (10.01.14a)
Able and Baker (10.01.24a)
35 USC 103, 102(f) and 102 (g) (10.01.26a)
Obviousness (10.01.30a)

2001 October (pm) 1, 3, 46

A, B, C and D (10.01.1p)
Smith’s Drawings (10.01.3p)
Affidavits (10.01.46p)

2002 April (am) 11, 16*, 24, 32, 36*, 44, 50*

35 USC 102(e) (4.02.11a)
37 CFR 1.8 and 1.10 (4.02.16a)
Mr. Brick (4.02.24a)
Johnnie and Floor Tile (4.02.32a)
Claims (4.02.36a/10.00.50p)
Signing Inventors (4.02.44a)
Foreign Patents (4.02.50a)

2002 April (pm) 2, 4, 11, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24*, (37)*, 38*

RCE (4.02.2p)
Diligence (4.02.4p)
Henrietta’s Camera (4.02.11p)
Roger Rocket (4.02.18p/4.02.19p/4.02.20p)
Smartner’s Cell Phone (4.02.22p)
New Matter (4.02.24p)
Hair Gel (4.02.37p)
Smith and Jones (4.02.38p)

2002 October (am) 1, 2, 6, 8*, (12)*, 17, 18, 21*, 30*, 34, 46, 49*, 50

Non-Signing Inventor (10.02.1a)
Lack of Possession 112 (10.02.2a)
37 CFR 1.131 – MPEP 715 (10.02.6a)
Double Patenting (10.02.8a)
Broadening Reissue (10.02.12a)
102 dates (10.02.17a)
Bird Watching (10.02.18a)
Public Inspection (10.02.21a)
Dead Inventors (10.02.30a)
Omitted Items (10.02.34a)
Third Party Submissions (10.02.46a)
Facsimile Transmissions (10.02.49a)
Reissue (10.02.50a)

2002 October (pm) 1, 5, 8, 14, 16, 34, (43), 46, (47)

35 USC 119(a) (10.02.1p)
Duty to disclose (10.02.5p)
35 USC 112 p1 (10.02.8p)
Provisional Patents (10.02.14p)
Original disclosure (10.02.16p)
Express mail (10.02.34p)
Nylon Rope and Tent Fabric (10.02.43p/04.01.20a/11.99.2a)
Protest (10.02.46p)
Apex and Pinnacle Mfg. Corps. (10.02.47p)

2003 April (am) 1*, 2*, 5, 8*, 11, 12*, 17, (19), 21, 22, 23, 25*, 26, 29*, 30, (31), 33*, 36, 37*, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44*, 45*, 47, 49

Reduction to Practice (4.02.1a)
nonpublication request/45 days (10.03.44a/4.03.2a)
File by Fax (4.03.5a)
Notice of Appeal (4.03.8a)
Certificate of Correction (4.03.11a)
Potter (4.03.12a)
Best Mode (4.03.17a)
Interview (4.03.19a)
New Matter (04.03.21a)
Beck – Mixture Y with melting point of 150F (10.03.11p/4.03.22a)
Practitioner Conduct (4.03.23a)
Board of Appeals Remanding case to the Examiner (4.03.25a)
IDS after Notice of Allowance (4.03.26a)
Certificate of Mailing (4.03.29a)
Verification (4.03.31a)
Inert gas (4.03.30a)
Lancer Toothbrush (4.03.33a)
Mike and Alice are Shipwrecked (4.03.36a)
Board Decisions (4.03.37a)
Time for Filing an Appeal Brief (4.03.39a)
Provisional Filing Requirements (4.03.40a)
Obvious (04.03.41a)
Rejection, 35 USC 102(e) (4.03.42a)
Polypropylene range (obviousness of ranges) (4.03.44a)
New Grounds of Rejection (4.03.45a)
Claims may Not Contain (4.03.47a)
Enabling Disclosure (4.03.49a)

2003 April (pm) 3, 4*, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22*, 21*, 23*, 2832, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48*

Prior Art under 102(d) (4.03.3p)
Final Rejection Period for Reply (4.03.4p)
35 USC 102(a) Rejection (4.03.5p)
Interference and Reexamination (4.03.12p)
Small Entity Status (4.03.13p)
Broadening Reissue (4.03.14p)
Inventor (4.03.15p)
Copper substrate (10.03.4a/4.03.16p)
35 USC101 (4.03.19p)
Interviews (4.03.20p)
Petition to make Special (4.03.21p)
Foreign Priority (4.03.22p)
Appeal Brief (4.03.23p)
147 Claim Counting (10.03.50a/4.03.28p)
Bloc; Synthetic Z (10.03.7a/4.03.32p)
Public Use (4-03-36p)
Amendment after Appeal (4.03.38p)
Incorporation by Reference (4.03.40p)
112 second paragraph (4.03.41p)
Claim anticipation (4.03.42p)
Practice (4.03.44p)
Prior Art after Notice of Allowance (4.03.45p)
Printed Publication (4.03.46p)
Canceled matter as PA (4.03.48p)

2003 October (am) 3*, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 8*, 9*, (10)*, (11), (12) , 13, 14, 15, 16*, 17, (19)*, 20*, 21, 22, (23)*, 24*, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36*, 37, (38)*, (39), (41), 42*, 44*, 46, 49, 50

Interviews (10.03.3a)
Copper substrate (10.03.4a/4.03.16p)
103 Prior Art (10.03.5a)
Reexam Extension of Time (10.03.6a)
Bloc; Synthetic Z (10.03.7a)
35 USC 102(d) (10.03.8a) variation
Smith / DRAM (10.03.9a)
112, second paragraph (10.03.10a)
prior art exclusion of 35 USC 103(c) (10.03.11a)
Inventor Refused to Sign (10.03.12a)
Small Entity Fee (10.03.13)
Antisense Technology (10.03.14a)
Reply to a Second Action Final Rejection (10.03.15a)
Tribell (10.03.16a)
Obvious widget (10.03.17a)
35 USC 102 (10.03.19a)
Missing Drawing (10.03.20a)
Anticipation (10.03.21a)
Public Access (10.03.22a)
Five Steps to Cross a Road (10.03.23a)
Door Handle (10.03.24a)
Supplemental oath as an amendment (10.03.26a)
Shopping Cart Insert (10.03.28a)
Publications as References (10.03.29a)
Prior Art (10.03.30a)
Hydrocyclone (10.03.31a)
Enablement (10.03.32)
Antecedent Basis (10.03.33a)
Late IDS when client knew about PA all along (10.03.34a)
RCE During Appeal (10.03036a)
Allowance after abandonment after appeal (Variation on 10.03.38a)
Overcoming a Rejection based on 102(e) (10.03.39a)
Dependent Claim (10.03.41a)
Restriction Appeal (10.03.42a)
Foreign Filing without Publication (10.03.44a)
Printed Publication (10.03.46a)
Indefinite Claim (10.03.49a)
Claim Counting (10.03.50a)

2003 October (pm) 1, 2*, (4)*, 6*, 7*, 8*, 10, 11*, 13*, 15, 16*, 17*, 18*, (19), 20*, 21*, 22, 23, 24*, (25)*, (27)*, 28*, 29, 30, 31*, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38*, 37, (39)*, 40*, (41)*, 42, (43), 44, 45, (46)*, 47, 50

NonProvisional Filing Date (10.03.1p)
ABCD/ABCDE/BCDE (10.03.2p)
Invitation to Correct PCT Application (10.03.4p)
Moondust (10.03.6p)
Anticipation / Inherency (10.03.7p)
Diligence (10.03.8p)
3rd Party Submission – Japanese publication (10.03.10p)
Broadening Reissue (10.03.11p)
Product-by-Process Claims (10.03.13p)
National Stage by Fax (10.03.15p)
103 Obviousness (10.03.16p)
Anticipated under 102(e) (10.03.17p)
Correcting the Name of the Inventor (10.03.18p)
Prior Art Reference (10.03.19p)
102 Rejections (10.03.20p)
Reply to non-final rejection (10.03.21p)
Which, if any: Chapter 600 (10.03.22p)
Prior Art Disclosed in Abstract (10.03.23p)
Foreign Priority (10.03.24p)
Added Claims in CIP (10.03.25p)
Design Patent in Country X (10.03.27p)
Parking Meter (10.03.28p)
Filing date (10.03.29p)
Smith & Jones… (10.03.30p)
Nonprovisional Filing Date Requirements (10.03.31p)
Verification Statement (10.03.32p)
Certificate of Mailing (10.03.34p)
Affidavit 1.131 (10.03.36p)
Claims lack utility (10.03.37p)
Issue fee transmittal form – XYZ Company (10.03.38p/4.03.11p)
Filing Date (10.03.39p)
Foreign prior art date (10.03.40p)
Restriction (10.03.41p)
Smith, Jones & Brown (10.03.42p)
App Data Sheet (10.03.43p)
Claim Interpretation (10.03.44p)
Smith over Jones, Appeal (10.03.45p)
Toy plane with Foil Wings (10.03.46p)
Public Use (10.03.47p)
Ex Parte Rejection (10.03.50p)

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