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The Easiest Way to Pass the Patent Bar

After nearly 25 years, PatBar® is a recognized expert on the Patent Bar. We have helped over 10,000 students prepare for the Exam. Countless alumni have emailed us over the years to thank us and our Patent Bar PREP review course for their lucrative careers, including:

I passed! First, thank you for responding to my questions. I know of other programs where help is not so forthcoming. Second, the practice questions and exam software you provided made the difference. By the time I took the exam, I recognized some questions. Otherwise, I knew exactly where to look and which search terms to use.

Glad it's over! Now I can concentrate on finishing law school.

All the best,

I am so very proud to announce that I passed the Patent Bar today on my very first attempt!!!!

Your materials were instrumental in my success for two reasons: 1) The materials are precisely condensed to focus on parts of the MPEP that will most likely be tested and 2) the test taking software really allowed me to sharpen my test taking skills.

Keep up the good work!

Our program director, David Meeks, recognized that some very talented people were giving up on their profession because they couldn’t find a method of review that actually worked.

Patent Bar Program Director David Meeks

Program Director David E. Meeks, Esq. is a member of the New York Bar, Attorney Emeritus, and admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a graduate of Newark College of Engineering, BSME Magna Cum Laude, and the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is a Master Rainmaker.

In 1992, he began organizing a program of instruction for the Patent Bar while teaching several IP and patent courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has been preparing students for the patent bar ever since.

Mr. Meeks has contact with pre-law and law school students on nearly a daily basis. His email address is director@patbar.com.

Preparing for the Patent Bar Exam is not easy.

Historically, students learned patent law through an apprenticeship with an already-established Patent Attorney, but this is no longer practical. You must be able to learn the material on your own, and that’s where most people get lost. The updated MPEP is nearly 4,000 pages long (including appendices), and the exam tests only small slices of the manual. It’s all too easy to waste massive amounts of time studying material that will never be tested. For example, plenty of free material is available from the Patent Office—such as the MPEP, prior exams, and additional notices—that you can use to study. If you don’t know how to proceed, it’s a time trap.

The fact is, the Exam is very difficult. It was designed to pass only those who really know their stuff. In fact, the overall pass rate has been as low as 37% in recent years.

Another reason many students fail is that those who take a live course are often ill-prepared. The material is very dense, and very few people can study it for more than a few hours per day—let alone the 10 hours sometimes required by a live course—and retain what you must learn if you are to succeed. It's just not possible to learn a significant portion of the material in a weeklong course.

Passing is worth it.

As a Patent Attorney, you will be able to litigate patent cases in the court system, as well as represent clients while dealing with the USPTO.

Patent Lawyers either work for a law firm or in-house at a company, or they work for themselves and represent their own clients. Starting salaries are significantly above those of lawyers in general, and can top $300,000 per year for those with some experience.

Remember that you will always have competition for that high-paying job or that next big client. In a tough economic climate, every credential matters. Pass the Patent Bar Exam before or during law school, and you can get preferential treatment from law firms hiring new patent lawyers or associates. You can start halfway up the ladder to success.

Why choose PatBar®?

PatBar® was established in 1992 by a registered, practicing Patent Attorney. It is still one of the few courses that can say that—other courses may use consulting attorneys or those not registered to practice. We were the first company to offer a home-study course for the Patent Bar Exam. With over 20 years of experience in preparing students to succeed, we know exactly what needs to be updated and when—several times each year, when needed.

Rote memorization simply doesn’t work for most students, so PatBar® provides a method specifically designed to enable your mastery of the MPEP.

Only PatBar® offers our students:

Streamlined materials – detailed, highlighted, and broken down into concise, easily digestible modules and summaries, hand-selected by Program Director David E. Meeks.

Proprietary Exam Simulation Suite – virtually duplicates your actual experience on exam day, including a searchable edition of the MPEP. Some students have said this software alone was worth the cost of the course.

Audio Lectures – PatBar® study materials allow you total immersion in patent law any time, anywhere.

Flash cards – allow you to learn what is where in the MPEP for quick look-up on exam day.

Email support – David is available to answer your questions, usually within one business day.

Bonus 1:
Secrets of the Patent Bar

Get the inside scoop on the exam. Benefit from our nearly 25 years of experience in preparing students to pass the Patent Bar. This 40-minute video tells you what the Patent Office won't!

Bonus 2:
Beginner's Lectures

The Deluxe version includes plain-English introduction to help you understand the complexity of patent law. Also includes email support from David Meeks, the creator of our program.

Bonus 3:
(Bringing in new clients)

Whether you're becoming a sole practitioner or going to work at a big law firm, you need to know how to pull in clients. This two-hour program will give you everything you need to be successful.

No one else offers the same combination of material that's easy to digest, adapted to exactly what's being tested, and kept up-to-date for the most recent changes to the exam.

For a Limited Time, get the Deluxe version for $895 $695
plus bonus videos. Use the coupon code: deluxe695

We offer the industry's only Double Guarantee:
  1. If you want to return your course for any reason within 30 days, we will give you a full refund. Just email us a request.
  2. If, on your first try within one year after originally purchasing our course, you don't pass the exam, we will renew/extend your subscription by 9 months. Just email us the letter from the USPTO. Applies to purchases made after November 30, 2015.

The sooner you order, the sooner you can get started, and the easier it will be to study for the patent bar exam. Do it now, during the early part of your law school session, and you will have a vital credential under your belt, and less to do when you're busy with your final year of law school. If you can get started before law school, even better!

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P.S. – We raised the price of our Deluxe program from $795 to $895 due to overall cost increases as well as course re-formatting required by changes to the U.S. Patent Bar format. We plan to raise the price again in the near future. Order PatBar®'s Program NOW before the price increases again!

To your success,

David Meeks and Everyone at PatBar®

At a Glance
  • Discounted Price: $695
    (normally $895) for 9 months access
  • Renewal: $195 for 6 months
  • Video Bonuses
    1. Secrets of the Patent Bar
    2. Beginner's Lectures (10)
    3. Rainmaking (winning clients)
  • Free Demo
    Intro reading material, 3 modules
  • Updated for Exam
    Starting March 16, 2016
  • Expertise
    Over 20 years
  • Pass Rate
  • Included
    Intro, 59 study modules, post-course curriculum
  • Support
    All questions answered by Program Director David Meeks (Patent Attorney Emeritus)
  • Double Guarantee
    1. 30-day unconditional return policy
    2. Pass guarantee (see below)
  • Compatibility
    Windows, OSX, Linux, iPhone, Android

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