Indian Patent Agent Examination


Institute of Patent Attorneys, India (IPAI) is providing professional training in Patent Law and Practice for candidates to appear for Indian Patent Agents Examination 2018, conducted by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Govt. of India) through Patent Offices and obtaining qualifications necessary to practice as a Patent Agent under the Patent Act and Rules.


Patent Agents, also called Patent Attorneys are specialist legal advisors, similar to Lawyers, who advise their clients how to protect their intellectual property. Patent Attorneys work either in private firm of Patent Attorneys or in Patent Departments of large industrial Organizations. Patent Attorney’s day-to-day work generally involves drafting of patent specifications, making application for a patent, subsequent correspondence with the patent office on the objections raised; representing the applicant’s case at the hearings, filing opposition proceedings or defending an application against an opposition, all being of a highly technical nature is ordinarily entrusted to a qualified patent attorney. For the purpose of maintaining a high standard of efficiency and professional integrity the Patent Act has prescribed certain qualifications for persons practicing as Patent Attorneys and provided for their registration. The only person who satisfies that qualification and registered under the Patent Act are allowed to practice as Patent Attorneys in India.


  1. Patent Agent's can file International Patent Applications (PCT) on behalf of Indian Applicants.
  2. Foreign Applicants can file Patent in India through an Indian Patent Agent only.
  3. Patent Specification Drafting is outsourced to Indian Patent Agents from US, Canada, Australia and Europe.
  4. Patent agent can work as a Freelancer in Patent specification drafting for Indian & Foreign IP Law Firms.
  5. Very Attractive Remuneration/Salary package for Regd. Patent Agents in India, in Biotechnology, Pharmacy and Engineering R & D Firms.
  6. Patent Agents can start their own IP Law Firms and Consultancy Services.
  7. Chance to work English Speaking Foreign Law Firms as In-House Drafting Attorney.


Institute of Patent Attorneys Shall provides Placement assistance those who successfully cleared the Patent Agent Examination Conducted by the Controller of Patents. Patent Agents/Attorneys have an ample number of job opportunities in Intellectual Property Law Firms, KPO/LPO, as well as Corporate Organizations. They can choose channels like in-house Advisors for different organizations or start their own Attorney’s Firms and Consultancy Services.


Degree holders in Science(All Science subjects), Pharmacy, Engineering, and Technology.
[No Age Bar]


The qualifying examination shall consist of the following papers and marks, namely: -
Paper I – Patent Act and Rules-100 marks,
Paper II - Drafting and interpretation of Patent specification and other documents -100 marks and
Viva-Voce 50 marks: Total 250 Marks.

New Patent Agent Exam Structure

Paper -I (Two Hours) Objective type; Multiple Choice Questions having one and/or more than one option correct.
Paper-II (Three Hours) Descriptive and
Viva-Voce. Schedule for Viva-Voce examination will be announced after the completion of written examination. Only those candidates who have scored a minimum of 50% marks in each paper will be allowed to appear for Viva-Voce. Separate list for same would be provided.

A candidate shall be required to secure a minimum of fifty marks in Paper-I and Paper-II and shall be declared to have passed the examination only if he obtains an aggregate of sixty per cent of the total marks.


Distance learning with local Class Room Training in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

I Stage:
Study materials for Paper I & II.
[ Immediately after receiving the application, we will send you the study materials (14 Modules for Paper I & II).]

II Stage:
Assignment [August]

III Stage:
a). Local classroom coaching (covering syllabus for Paper I, II & Viva) will be conducted immediately after exam notification by the Controller of Patents at New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai [August/September]

The venue of the coaching will be communicated later.

b). Classes through Skype. [July/August]
Those are not convenient to attend local classes can opt for classes through Skype with advance appointment.

For Application & other details email to:

Registration: E-mail the Registration form with passport size photographs pasted on it to, with Cash Deposit slip/Transaction details.


Institute of Patent Attorneys, India (IPAI) shall issue a separate certificate of training:-

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