SpicyIP Tidbit: Patent Agent Examination

According to the patent office website, the patent agent examination is scheduled to be held on the 23rd of January, 2010 (which incidentally coincides with Netaji’s birthday) followed by viva-voce on the 24th. For more details on the pattern of the exam, please visit the hyperlink above.


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    Next qualifying examination for Patent Agents will be held at centers located at Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi on 23-24 Jan. 2010.

    Pattern of Questions

    •Paper I will have 40 objective type questions of one mark each and descriptive type questions of 60 marks.
    •Paper II will have a set of two questions (different sets for science and engineering) on drafting of 30 marks each consisting of:
    1.Drafting of specification from given claims and background.
    2.Drafting of claims from given specification.
    and the rest will be descriptive/interpretative type questions of 40 marks.
    •Viva-voce examination will be based only on domain knowledge.

    Essential Qualification

    Citizens of India having completed 21 years of age and possessing a degree in science, engineering or technology from any University established under law for the time being in force in the territory of India or possesses such other equivalent qualifications as the Central Government may specify in this behalf.

    How to apply

    Applications in the prescribed proforma (as given below) and enclosures along with the prescribed fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) in the form of D.D. in favour of “Controller of Patents” payable at Mumbai should be sent to “The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks”, Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, S.M. Road, Antop Hill, Mumbai 400 037” so as to reach on or before 31st December 2009 which is the last date for receiving the application. Envelopes containing the application should be clearly marked on top as “Patent Agent Examination -2010.”

    Documents to be attached with the application :-
    i.Self attested copy of proof of age;
    ii.Self attested copy of degree certificate;
    iii.One Character Certificate in original from a person of responsible capacity (e.g. Any Gazetted Officer from the Central Government or State Government, Heads of Educational Institutes or Autonomous bodies etc).
    iv.Two copies of self attested passport size photographs.
    v.Two Specimen Signatures on A4 size paper.

    Incomplete applications or those received after 31st December 2009 will not be entertained. The examination center will be communicated to the candidates in due course.

    For further information please contact:
    The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks,
    Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, S.M. Road,
    Antop Hill, Mumbai 400 037.
    Phone No.91-22-24172288/91-22-24132735.
    FAX No. 91-22-24172288, 91-22-24132735.
    EMAIL:- [email protected]



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