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Preparation – Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations

CPATA is providing resources to support agents-in-training who will write the new qualifying examinations in 2024.

Candidate Guides

What to Study

To help candidates study for the exam, CPATA has developed these resources which indicate the percentage of questions for each examination that will focus on a particular area of knowledge, as well as the specific knowledge concepts from the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Technical Competencies associated with that area. Additional details regarding the content, format, and structure of the examinations can be found in the test specifications. Candidates should review the full test specifications as part of their preparation for the examinations.

Patent Knowledge Examination
Patent Agent Skills Examination (coming in 2024)

Test Specification

PATENT KNOWLEDGE EXAMINATION TEST SPECIFICATIONS
PATENT AGENT SKILLS EXAMINATION PART 1 TEST SPECIFICATIONS
PATENT AGENT SKILLS EXAMINATION PART 2 TEST SPECIFICATIONS

Sample Knowledge Exam Questions

To help candidates understand what the knowledge examinations will be like, we have selected a sample of 15 questions that are similar in proportion to the test specifications. We recommend trying the questions and then self-scoring them with the answer key, which is also provided.

Sample Patent Knowledge Examination
Sample Patent Knowledge Examination Questions – Answer Key
Sample exam questions for the Skills exams will be available in 2024.

Orientation Sessions

CPATA offers an orientation for exam candidates prior to each exam administration, to familiarize test-takers with the online exam platform and answer any questions.

Patent Knowledge Examination

Slides

Recording

Patent Agent Skills Examination
TBD