First meeting of Patent Agent Examination held on 24th November 2009 in the presence of Shri P.H.Kurian CGPDTM, Shri R.A.Acharya, Ex CGPDTM, Dr P.Ganguly CEO, Vision –IPR decided that:
1. Next Patent Agent examination shall be conducted on 23rd and viva-voce on 24th Jan 2010
2. Paper I, Patent Act and Rules, shall have 40% objectives questions of one mark each and 60 % descriptive questions.
3. Paper II will have
a. Drafting of specification from given claims and background
b. Drafting of claims from given specification
In each of this, one set each, shall be Science and Engineering and will be of 30 mark each. The rest shall be descriptive /interpretative questions. The viva-voce shall be based only on domain knowledge.
4. Question banks of Paper I may be created from the inputs of as many experts as possible and claims/specifications will be taken from database.
5. The examinations shall be conducted in appropriate educational institutions with sufficient rooms and not in the Patent Office.
Official circular available at: http://www.patentoffice.nic.in/iponew/PatentAgent_ExaminationBoard_24November2009.pdf