IIPRD and K&K Offer Crash Course for Patent Agent Examination 2018

We are pleased to inform you that IIPRD along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is offering a crash course for preparation for the Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018, which is tentatively scheduled to be held on 28th October, 2018. For further details of the course, please read the post below.

Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018: By Senior Practicing Professionals Of IIPRD, And Khurana & Khurana, Advocates And IP Attorneys (K&K)

IIPRD along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is conducting a professional training programme in Patent Law Practices and Procedures for candidates appearing for the Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018 that is planned to be conducted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Govt. of India) through Patent Offices in October 2018, for obtaining the necessary qualification to practice as a Patent Agent under the Patent Acts and Rules 1970.

On demand of practitioners and stakeholders in the Indian IP Industry, IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana are delighted to announce an impactful and practical case studies based crash course for cracking the Patent Agent Examination 2018.

Key Highlights of the Course

• The proposed PAE crash course is a 2 months programme (September-October 2018), with face to face physical classes being held on each Saturday from 10 AM – 12 PM. The sessions would be taken by thorough and practicing professionals of K&K who have, on an average, over 12 years of relevant experience in Patent Prosecution and Litigation.

• The course would be held physically and simultaneously across 5 Offices of IIPRD/Khurana & Khurana (or other venues as mentioned below), specifically in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, and Mumbai.

• Each session of the course (coverage of which is given below) would be video-recorded and in case a participant is not able to attend a particular class, the recorded video can be shared through a secured account created for the participant and accessible only to the participant. Each video session is and would remain the Copyright of IIPRD and hence would not be open for any kind of distribution or use other than the mentioned purpose.

• The fee for the complete PAE crash course is INR 15000 + GST per participant, payable latest by 30th August 2018. Fees for the course can be paid through bank transfer or through a cheque/DD that can be issued in favor of IIPRD.

• IIPRD and K&K are also happy to offer scholarship to a few students based on an online examination that would be held on 1’st August 2018, wherein the complete fees for the course shall be waived off for the selected students. Anyone can apply for the scholarship through the scholarship link given below by giving their respective details, and would be contacted on 20th of July 2018 to confirm their participation for the above-mentioned examination through email, which email would also give complete instructions on how the examination would be conducted. The examination would basically involve 2 sections, one for checking technical skills/competence of the participating professionals, and the other one for evaluating their written English skills, based on which final results would be announced on 10th August 2018. Any candidate who does not qualify for the scholarship can of course apply for the course as a general participant/candidate by payment of the course fee.

Session-Wise Breakup of the Course

01 September 2018: Section 1 – Section 21 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 (and corresponding Rules and Forms) with specific focus on Definitions, Criteria of Patentability, Non Patentable Subject Matters, Types of Applications, and Powers of Controllers.

08 September 2018: Section 25 – Section 66 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 with specific focus on the Oppositions, Anticipation, Provisions of Secrecy, Revocations, Patent of Addition, and Restoration of Patents.

15 September 2018: Section 67 – Section 115 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 with specific focus on Patent Assignments, Compulsory Licensing, Power of Central Government, and Infringement Proceedings

22 September 2018: Section 116 – Section 162 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 with specific focus on Convention/PCT Applications, Functions of Appellate Board and other Provisions. Amendment Rules 2016 with emphasis on important revisions to examination and Hearing procedures; provisions for start-ups and fees.

29 September 2018: Comprehensive Claims and Specifications Drafting training with emphasis on identification of inventive concept from the disclosure and drafting of claims. Common mistakes to be avoided during drafting. Do’s and don’ts for drafting different parts of the specification viz. title, abstract, examples, etc. with applicable rules.

06 October 2018: Hands-on exercises for Claims and Specifications Drafting with emphasis on standard practices for drafting patent applications pertaining to engineering domain and life sciences domain. Specific tips in view of common objections raised in FER (approach of Indian patent office towards the patent application drafting practices). Amendment of Application and Specifications. Drafting of Patents of Addition and Divisional Application.

13 October 2018: Training by practicing Attorneys and Agents: Important case laws and implication thereof on interpretation of various Sections of the Patents Act, 1970. Advising clients with respect to patenting of inventions of different domains, implications of assignment and various types of licensing, infringement related issues, filing of patent application in India and PCT with detailed procedures and many other aspects with dedicated Q&A session.

14 October 2018: Mock Exam 1

20 October 2018: Mock Exam 2

27 October 2018: Tips for Viva and General Discussion


New Delhi K-16, Jangpura Extension

Mumbai FA27, Lake City Center, Kapurbavdi Circle, Thane (W)

Pune Office No. 203 + 204, 2nd Floor, Citymall, University Road, Ganesh Khind, Shivaji Nagar

Bangalore Brigade Reap, Brigade Gateway Campus, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram – Rajajinagar

Hyderabad Regus Business Centre, Krishe Sapphire, Level 7, South Wing, Hitech City Main Road, Madhapur

* Venues are subject to change

Course Fee

INR 15,000 + 18% GST


For registration, please click here or visit the IIPRD website.

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