Introductory methodology courses


These introductory methodology courses are intended principally - but not exclusively - for candidates who have taken CEIPI's European patent law training course.

In these courses an introduction is given to the methodologies for solving papers A (drafting of claims and an introduction), B (preparing a reply to an official letter), C (opposition) and D (legal questions) respectively. Moreover, the examination requirements are explained and a review of important topics is given.

The pre-prep courses A+B deal with the new format of these papers as from 2017.

The courses aim to set the candidates as early as possible "on the track" for preparing for the EQE (main examination) 2020 and bringing them to the required level for the CEIPI preparatory seminars to be held in November 2019 and January 2020.

The methodology courses take place in September and October 2019 according to the following schedule:

  • in Strasbourg for German-speaking candidates

    A + B: September 20, 2019
    C: September 21, 2019
    D: September 18 (afternoon) and 19, 2019
  • in Paris for English- and French-speaking candidates

    D: October 2 (afternoon) and 3, 2019
    A + B: October 4, 2019
    C: October 5, 2019
    English: D: October 2 (afternoon) and 3, 2019
    A + B: October 4, 2019
    C: October 5, 2019


Applications to CEIPI will be treated on a first come, first served basis. If the courses are oversubscribed, names will be put on a waiting list.

Deadline for enrolment: 17 July 2019.

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      Sylvie Kra
      Section Internationale
      Université de Strasbourg
      Boîte Postale 68
      11, rue du Maréchal Juin
      F-67046 Strasbourg

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