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Bar Exams

In order to obtain a license to practice law in a given state, law school graduates must apply for bar admission through a state board of bar examiners.

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Taking the Patent Bar

Certification to practice patent law thus requires both extensive legal and scientific expertise and a passing score on the Patent Bar Exam, widely believed to be among the most difficult of bar examinations.

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