Prometric Wins $2.75 Million Contract with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Prometric, a leading global provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment services, today announced it has been awarded a $2.75 million contract by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to provide computer-based delivery services and statistical analysis for the registration examination taken by USPTO Patent Attorney and Patent Agent applicants.

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Because the USPTO's registration examination determines whether candidates seeking to become Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents have the necessary knowledge of patent law, practice and procedure, the integrity and accuracy of the testing process is paramount

After a competitive bid process, Prometric was selected for its ability to ensure that the USPTO registration examination will continue to be sound, legally defensible and an accurate measure of legal qualification of applicants.

For the awarded contact, Prometric will provide:

Exam Delivery Services: computer based testing administration, including scheduling, systems management and results processing Access to Prometric U.S. test center network: USPTO Patent Attorney and Patent Agent applicants have access to Prometric's vast network of test centers where they can take the computer-based examination Strategic Consulting Services: Prometric will provide statistical analysis of item performance on the registration exam "Because the USPTO's registration examination determines whether candidates seeking to become Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents have the necessary knowledge of patent law, practice and procedure, the integrity and accuracy of the testing process is paramount," said Ray Kelly, Senior Vice President, Sales and Client Services at Prometric. "Our extensive experience and understanding of the specific testing requirements of Federal agencies – for secure test delivery or results processing in particular – consistently sets Prometric apart and ensures that we can work in cooperative partnership with government clients by bringing rigor and standards of excellence to the table in the registration exam process."

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services and the winner of CLO Magazine's Learning in Practice 2007 Customer Service Award. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers tests on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust test center network in 135 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.prometric.com.

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