The Smith Law Firm, LLC, announces that former law clerk passed USPTO exam and became eligible to practice patent law

Andrew "Drew" Smith, former law clerk of The Smith Law Firm, LLC, third-year student at New York Law School, and brother of Neil Smith, received notice from the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that he successfully completed the USPTO registration examination.  Drew previously worked at the firm, providing IT support, legal research, and client support.  Successful completion of the exam, officially named the "Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office" and informally referred to as the "patent bar," allows Drew to act as a patent agent.  Upon completion of any state bar exam, he will automatically gain authorization to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney.  According to a Wikipedia article, the pass rate typically ranges from 37% to 70%.