Archive for August, 2004

Announcing Patent Bar Exam Simulation Software

Wednesday, August 18th, 2004

We are proud to announce the release of our USPTO Registration Exam Simulator:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office replaced the traditional semi-annual paper-based Registration Exam (Patent Bar) with a computerized year-round offering in the summer of 2004. Upstart Raising provides an emulation of the USPTO patent bar testing software as an aid to prospective registration examinees who wish to practice for the patent bar under the most realistic conditions available outside of the actual exam. Our software mirrors the basic functionality and navigational controls of the new patent bar testing software and combines this authentic recreation with actual USPTO test questions to provide a completely realistic testing environment.

All of our patent bar exams have been updated to reflect the changes to the law and the rules brought about by the American Inventor’s Protection Act of 1999. Our software grades each completed test session and provides the correct answers alongside explanations for each question. Additionally, each completed test session is saved and made accessible for review at any time. Instructors, tutors, and their students can easily take advantage of this feature to simultaneously review completed test sessions in distributed classroom environments or traditional settings.

You can download or read more about our Patent Bar Simulator here.

Release of Searchable MPEP

Sunday, August 15th, 2004

PDF icon Upstart Raising provides searchable copies of both revisions of edition 8 of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure as a service to the legal community, prospective USPTO registration examinees, and our Patent Bar Simulator software customers.

The new computer-delivered USPTO registration exam is proctored at locations with access to a copy of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) that can be searched for specific text in its entirety. The free electronic copies of the MPEP available on our searchable MPEP download page facilitate a similar search both through the Adobe Acrobat Reader search function and the Quick MPEP page search available within the Upstart Raising Patent Bar site.