Patent Bar Review Program Features

Pass the Patent Bar Exam with PRG — your choice for exam success!

The PRG Guarantee

We’ll be there until you pass the exam!  We know that almost all of our attendees successfully pass their exam. However, be assured that if you attend the entire course and diligently apply yourself to practice exams, as we recommend, and for whatever reason do not pass your exam – all you have to do is provide us with a copy of your exam results and we’ll continue to provide you with updated materials and access to the online course and ExamWare® until you do pass the exam.  The PRG Guarantee was implemented in 2014 and retroactive to 2013 purchasers.  If you purchased prior to 2013 and are interested in updating your materials, please contact our office: 703-682-4860 or

The PRG Total Solution

We know that people learn different content in different ways. PRG therefore provides you with a total learning program which you can decide how to use to prepare for your Patent Bar Exam.  Our Patent Bar Review Course is now available in three formats:  Live; Live Webinar; and On-Demand.

For all of our Patent Bar Review Courses, you receive the following:

  • 1 year of access to our:
    • On-Demand course, which contains all of the same information as our live classroom course
    • Online patent bar exam prep software – ExamWare®

You choose whether you want to attend the live class, view the on-demand course from the comfort of your own home, or interact socially online with your instructors and classmates in our live webinar, or all of the above.  The content for all formats can be found in the course syllabus.

Live Classroom Course

We offer a 5-day live classroom course in major cities across the U.S. throughout each year. Live training provides the perfect environment for you to interact with our fabulous instructors and your fellow students as you learn what you need to know to pass the exam. Projected CLE credit for the Live Classroom Course is: 36.0 (including 1.0 legal ethics).  Live Classroom Course attendees also receive 1-year access to the On-Demand course and may elect to attend a live Webinar (held within 1 year of the date of original purchase) for the discounted rate of $500.00.  Please visit the Upcoming Events page of this website for 2018 offerings.

Live Webinar Course

PRG launched its first Patent Bar Review live webinar in October 2015 and we are the only company that currently offers a patent bar review course in this format.  The live Webinar is convenient and economical as there is no travel required, allowing you to attend from anywhere you have an internet connection. Participation in the webinar also includes 1-year access to the On-Demand course and attendees may elect to attend a Live Classroom course (held within 1 year of the date of original purchase) for the discounted rate of $500.00. Projected CLE credit for the Live Webinar is: 31.5 (does not include legal ethics).  Please visit the Upcoming Events page of this website for 2018 offerings.

On-Demand Course

We offer an On-Demand course, with all the same instruction as the live courses, which you can access anytime from the comfort of your own home. Go at your own pace and repeat section lectures as often as you want. Use the on-demand training in conjunction with ExamWare® to review any areas where you need additional review.  Register now for the On-Demand course only. If you wish to augment your studies with a Live Classroom course or Live Webinar course (held within 1 year of the date of your on-demand purchase), you may do so for the discounted rate of $500.00. Please contact our office at least 3 weeks prior to the Classroom or Webinar course to complete enrollment. CLE credit is not available for the On-Demand course.

Regardless of which format you choose, you will receive:

  • In-depth analysis of approximately 100 questions throughout the course.
  • Updated course material to reflect the latest exam changes.
  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date level of preparation possible for both the Exam and for your career.

Online Patent Exam Prep Software – ExamWare®

Practice exams are critical – we recommend you complete at least 10 using ExamWare® – but we feel these are more productively done on your own time.

Access ExamWare®, our highly-acclaimed online patent exam preparation software, anywhere at any time.

  • “Real-life” exam simulation with close to 2000 questions and an online version of the MPEP – it is the closest simulation to the real Exam currently available.
  • ExamWare® also provides both a study mode and an exam simulation mode.
    • Study mode provides instant feedback about whether your answer is correct, which answer is correct, and rationales behind each correct answer and explanations of why the other answers are incorrect. Hyperlinks to the relevant patent statute, patent rules, and MPEP sections and subsections help familiarize you with the MPEP.
    • Exam mode provides you with 50 random questions to answer in 3-hours and then provides a graphical score analysis report to help you identify subject areas where you need to focus your studying to help you organize your preparation activities in the months leading up the Exam.

The PRG Difference

The USPTO stopped publicly publishing exams in 2003. They continue to update the exam with new questions. Also, exam-takers are now required to electronically sign a non-disclosure agreement stating they will not share exam questions publicly. This has changed the exam prep process significantly. Unlike many other patent exam prep courses:

  • Who devote significant amounts of classroom time to practice exams – PRG feels practice exams are more productively done individually.
  • Who don’t include entire topics which you may be tested on in order to shorten the course – PRG feels you should be fully prepared on all topics. Many people fail the exam by just one or two questions. Why ignore entire sections of content when that can be the difference between passing and failing?
  • We have full-time staff focused on updating our course materials and ExamWare® software based on the latest information. Relying on inferior or outdated study materials based solely on old exam questions from prior to 2003 significantly increases your risk of failure.
  • We continually monitor USPTO announcements and notify you of substantive announcements and keep our materials up-to-date as you prepare for the exam, including continually adding new questions to our data bank of exam questions in ExamWare®.

USPTO Exam Updates:

The USPTO Registration Examination was last updated on December 16, 2016.  Please refer to the Source Materials document for information currently being tested upon in the USPTO Exam.

PRG materials are updated for the current Source Materials and exam changes beginning December 16, 2016.  In addition,  we recently completed an exhaustive review of the database of Questions & Answers included in ExamWare®, our online Patent Bar Prep software. Recent changes and additions to our course and material include:

    • David Berry of Brooks Kushman is the Academic Director for PRG, and the lead faculty for PRG’s Patent Bar Review Courses
    • Embedded in ExamWare® is the 9th Edition, Revision 07-2015 version of the MPEP
    • 100+ NEW AIA and PCT-related questions, written by Professor Berry, have been added to ExamWare®
    • The Design Patent section was fully updated for the Hague Agreement information
    • Fully updated for AIA (America Invents Act) and PLTIA (Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012)