This year i appeared for patent agent examination. I would like to post some of question asked to me during interview.
hoping this might help future aspirants.
Interview panel -“Tell me about yourself.”
Me- “My name is chaitanya. I am electronics and telecommunication engineer with a certification in embedded system design. I am presently working with Ubitech systems in pune as an embedded design engineer. ”
Interview panel-” Why do you want to be a patent agent?”
Me-“Someday i want to file a patent for my self .”
Interview panel-” For that you don’t have to be a patent agent you can file a patent for yourself even without being a patent agent.”
Me-” Yes sir there is a provision for this in patent act. I studied patent act thoroughly and i gave this exam just to check my knowledge of patent act.
Interview panel-” So tell me what are not patent-able according to Indian patent act ?”
Me- ” Section 3 and Section 4 gives us clear ideas as to what are not patent-able in India . To list a few i would say
traditional knowledge, soft wares as it is, IC topology ,invention relating to atomic energy are not patent-able”
Interview panel-” Why soft wares are not patent-able ?”
Me- ” As i think soft wares are written and anything written or drawn falls into artistic category and according to patent act any artistic forms are not patent-able. there can be another logic to this also. Soft wares are basically implementation of mathematical formulas which are previously known and any traditional knowledge are not patent-able.”
Interview panel-“If soft wares are not patent-able then how can you protect it ?”
Me-” I can protect it by implementing it on a hardware to form a system then that system along with software can be easily patented. Otherwise i can go for copyright.”
Interview panel-“why software is patent-able in USA?”
Me- ” i have not read US patent act so i am not in position to answer this ”
Interview panel- “Can you file a patent for RTOS kernel?”
Interview panel-“Can you file patent for library function ?”
Friends these were few questions (which i can still remember ) asked to me during my interview.
P.S. = I have posted the answers given by me and i can’t guarantee that all my answers are correct.
please comment if you feel my answers are wrong, with correct answers and justification.
happy to help