Indian Patent Agent Examination

A patent agent or a patent attorney is person who has the specialized qualifications necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice. A Patent agent may be appointed by the inventor/ applicant to perform various actions before the patent office on behalf of the applicant and in consultation with him. OIPA has been a pioneer in India to provide very specialised & intense training for Indian Patent Agent Examination since 2009. The copy of training material we developed has been kept in European Patent Office library.

Rights of a Patent Agent

Every patent agent whose name is entered in the register shall be entitled: a) To practice before the Controller during prosecution process such as at the time of opposition to the grant of patent, he can practice before the Controller and (b) To prepare all documents, transact all business and discharge such other functions [such as filing of patent, sending request for early publication or examination, reply to examination report, paying renewal fee etc.] as may be prescribed in connection with any proceeding before the Controller under this Act. A registered patent agent under this Act can draft, file and prosecute patent application at Indian patent office.   Indian Patent Agent Examination (IPAE) is conducted by Indian Patent Office every year and requires thorough knowledge of:

  • Indian Patent Act 1970
  • Important conventions and treaties
  • Patent specification drafting
  • Overall about Intellectual Property Rights

Who can write examination?

Candidates shall fulfil following criteria to write exam

  • ­Candidate shall be a citizen of India;
  • ­Completed the age of 21 years; and
  • Has obtained a degree in Science, Engineering or Technology, from any University established under the law (BE, B Tech, B Sc, B Pharma)

 Qualifying Examination

The qualifying examination shall consist of the following papers and marks:

  1. Paper I —Patents Act and Rules, 100 marks
  2. Paper II—Drafting and interpretation of patent specifications and other documents, 100 marks
  3. Viva Voce, 50 marks

Examination Centres

Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Nagpur

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Training by OIPA

OIPA has been providing extensive training for Indian Patent Agent Exam since 2009 and have helped several candidates crack this exam by provide study material, class room sessions. Training material, developed by OIPA has been kept in European Patent Office (EPO) Library. Training methodology comprises of:

  1. Printed study material;
  2. Online videos;
  3. Class-room sessions (to be announces after date for the examination is announced by Indian Patent Office)

Printed study material and access to videos is provided to the candidates immediately after they register for the training to ensure that the candidates are able to start preparation for the examination at right time. Pae modules Download Model Question Papers and Tips to clear Patent Agent Exam at:


Fee to register for the training: 25,000 INR (twenty five thousand only), all inclusive

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