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Patent Bar Exam News What if You Don't Pass the Patent Bar?

What if the Unthinkable Happens and You Don't Pass the Patent Bar?


Whatever you do, don't give up. The pass rates alone are evidence that usually less than half of all those who take the Patent Bar Exam actually pass it for any given test session. It would be a shame to give up altogether, as everyone is allowed as many tries as they need and there is no penalty for repeating the exam (well, other than having to re-pay and re-sit for it).

Keep in mind that if you fail the Patent Bar Exam, you will have to wait 60-days to re-take it. Just use that time wisely and prepare yourself to pass it on your next try!

The USPTO will no longer accept appeals on any of the questions. The score you receive is final. Appeals were allowed in the past, but they will no longer be accepted.

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