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ABOUT

The Academy of Intellectual Property Law features a Patent Bar Review Course with Cambridge-style small group tutorials. The style is oratory, repetitive, and highly interactive.

The Academy offers a two-week preparation course for the “U.S. PATENT ATTORNEY” and “U.S. PATENT AGENT” licensing examination administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington D.C.

This intensive 2-Week Prep Course is offered eight times a year, four times each year in Washington D.C. and four times each year in San Diego, California.

   
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COURSE

The "U.S. Patent Bar Review Course" is an intense learning experience consisting of patent law tutorials each morning, followed by careful analysis of actual U.S. Patent Bar test questions each afternoon.

Each morning, during the Patent Bar Review Course, Dr. Geissler conducts a Cambridge-style highly interactive tutorial that draws each student into a dialogue about U.S. patent law and practice. These sessions are intended to clarify the intent and true meaning of U.S. patent law (so-called "black letter law"). The tutorials examine public-policy implications and procedural issues of the law only insofar as they relate to actual patent prosecution and patent practice that are likely to be encountered on the U.S. Patent Bar.

Each afternoon, during the Patent Bar Review Course, Dr. Geissler, together with the students, analyzes actual test questions that have been encountered on prior U.S. Patent Bar examinations. Our analysis starts with a careful reading of the facts provided, followed by legal issue spotting. Then, we review and apply the rule of law to the particular set of facts, leading to the conclusion.

   
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FACULTY

Dr. Geissler is an accomplished scholar in the field of patents and trademarks and has degrees from Stanford, Yale and Cambridge Universities. Dr. Geissler was a research scientist and lecturer at the University of California (Davis, Berkeley and Irvine) for twenty years and served as Dean and Chancellor of universities abroad.

Dr. Geissler's tutorial students at the University of Cambridge have described his teaching style as "brilliant" and "highly effective".

   
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WHEN & WHERE

 

Fall Term 2008 - Washington DC

U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 10 NOV - 21 NOV
U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 01 DEC - 12 DEC
   

Winter Term 2009 - Washington DC

U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 02 MAR - 13 MAR
U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 16 MAR - 27 MAR
   

Spring Term 2009 - San Diego, CA

U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 01 JUN - 12 JUN
U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 15 JUN - 26 JUN
   

Summer Term 2009 - San Diego, CA

U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 17 AUG - 28 AUG
U.S. Patent Bar Review Course 31 AUG - 11 SEP