Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Book Release: Patent Agent Examination

One of my close friend and indeed a dedicated and knowledgeable patent professional, Sheetal Chopra has recently wrote an interesting reference book on patents particularly for readers preparing and appearing for patent agent qualifying examination. This is a commendable effort by her to provide students as well as professionals who are aspiring to become patent agent with relevant study material useful for preparing and qualifying patent agent examination. Sheetal is a qualified organic chemist and registered patent agent with rich experience in handling complex patent issues while working with India’s largest global generic company Ranbaxy before joining FICCI. At FICCI, she has been very instrumental in raising industry’s concerns regarding intellectual property laws and policies, and also bridging much-needed gap between industry and policy-makers. Notably, she is been actively involved in conducting and promoting various IP awareness seminars and workshops across the country.

Her book surely will be of great resource for readers which not only explain the substantive and procedural patent laws in detail but also provide model answers to previous years’ question papers and useful tips on the viva voce. I am grateful to Sheetal for considering and giving me an opportunity to review her book before going into publication. And it is must recommended for those who are keen to understand Indian patent laws and looking to appear for patent agent qualifying examination. The book is published by LexisNexis the details of which can be found here.

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:34 PM

    Dear Sir,

    I thank you for letting us know about this reference book.

    I am currently serving in IT company.

    I am keen to qualify patent agent examination. So far I could not gather courage to take the exam because I was not in posession of exact material to read. Further understanding and interpretting legal language is always a difficult task for me.

    This book has really come at the time of need.

    Bijendra Das Gupta

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  2. Dear Varun,

    Yesterday only I purchased this book and I was estonished to see the kind of effort that has been put in making of this book.

    The author has given model answers to previous year question papers from year 2004 till 2008. Also, I was happy to learn that the book has been reviewed by you and senior officials from patent office. Review of the book by patent office officials also revelas that they are playing major role in creating IP professionals.

    Various sections and corresponding rules have been written togetherand in a very simplified manner. Many have been detailed in the form of graphs and flowcharts.


    The book also contains appendix I which is a ready reckoner table containing sections, fees, rules, forms etc. I believe this would be really helpful in clearing paper I of the examination.

    I think this is the first book on this subject in India.

    I wish authors all the very best.

    Thanks Varun for letting us know about this.

    Geeta Gupta
    Practicing lawyer

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  3. I wish this book was published earlier as I appeared for the Exam in Dec. 2008 and waiting for my results..
    Well, I may buy this one in case I don't clear this time...

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  4. Shreya, Student and working professional10:40 AM

    I dont feel shy of informing that I attempted to qualify patent agent examination three times but terribly failed.

    I am happy to note that now we have a book in place which can be referred while preparing for patent agent examination.

    One of my close friend who purchased this book has mentioned that this book serves as one stop shop as it contains exlanation to sections and rules, concise table, model anwers to previous year questions, draft manual on patent with commentary, bare act and PCT.

    Thanks sir for letting us know about this book.

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  5. Anonymous2:03 PM

    Sir,

    At the outset I would like to thank you for informing us about the book.

    I am in possession of this book now.

    In paper 2 there is a set question that comes on licesning agreement which is of 25 marks. One can easily fetch 25 marks upon attempting this question. This book is so excellent that in answers to previous year questions the license agreements have been given which I never found anywhere else.

    The book is useful for students like us who are trying to build career in the area od Patents.

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  6. Ajendu3:11 PM

    Hi Varun!
    Where could i find this book for reference or purchasing

    Anybody who knows it please let me know!

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  7. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Hi varun,
    Where could I find this book for purchasing.

    In online there are some problem will you give some book stores where it will be avaliable

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  8. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Hi varun,
    Where could I find this book for purchasing.

    In online there are some problem will you give some book stores where it will be avaliable

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  9. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Hi varun,
    Where could I find this book for purchasing.

    In online there are some problem will you give some book stores where it will be avaliable

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  10. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Hi varun,
    Where could I find this book for purchasing.

    In online there are some problem will you give some book stores where it will be avaliable

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  11. Anonymous8:49 AM

    I have recently got the book and the procedure is very simple.

    You have to simply send a mail to senior Editor of Lexis Nexis at "sheeba.bhatnagar@lexisnexis.com" mentioning your address and phone no.

    The book would then be couriered to your address.

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  12. Anonymous9:47 PM

    This book is available in Bangalore at MPP house law book sellers, gandhinagar ( close to kamath yatri nivas hotel )phone 22260706 he also gives a discount on this book price of Rs795/- . the book is really good

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  13. Hi Varun,
    I would like to thank you for informing us about the book. As I am a working professional and a student of IPR, I am planning of pursuing my career in patents and want to give the exam of patent agent to boost my career in this field. And what I feel is that this book will be a huge success among students of Law and Pharmaceutical. As there are no such book in the market till now. I wish the author a very best of luck for the success of this book.
    From,
    Supratim
    PatentVortex

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  14. Anonymous1:01 PM

    Dear Mr. Arun,
    Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful information.
    Kindly let me know the availability of this book. I need to purchase this book. Even it is online,i will do it.

    regards


    Manju

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  15. Varun Chhonkar7:58 PM

    Thank you all of you for showing great deal of interest and warm appreciation towards the book. Like most of you we too wish the authors best of luck for the success of the book. And those who are looking to buy this book may contact Sheeba Bhatnagar at sheeba.bhatnagar@lexisnexis.com or Sheetal Chopra at sheetal.chopra@ficci.com.
    ---
    VC | Patent Circle

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  16. Anonymous4:32 PM

    what is the cost of this book?and where i shall find it?

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  17. Shreya8:12 AM

    Dear Anon,

    I think you have missed the information given in the blog content and in comments section.

    The cost is Rs. 795/- and you may contact sheeba.bhatnagar@lexisnexis.com or visit http://www.lexisnexis.in/patent-agent-examination.htm.

    As mentioned in the comments, there is some discount also available on this book.

    The book is really great. The book is good for those who wish to learn about the Indian Patent System. I wish I could meet the author and thank her for coming up with this book.

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  18. hi all
    can anyone tell me any good book shop in delhi where i can get this book
    the book is currently out of stock online.
    il be very thankful

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