Introductory "pre-prep" courses


These introductory  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) 2018 and bringing them to the required level for the CEIPI preparatory seminars to be held in November 2017 and January 2018.

The pre-prep courses take place in September 2017 according to the following schedule:

  • in Strasbourg for German-speaking candidates

    A + B: September 22, 2017
    C: September 23, 2017
    D: September 20 (afternoon) and 21, 2017
  • in Paris for English- and French-speaking candidates

    D: September 8 (afternoon) and 9, 2017
    A + B: September 29, 2017
    C: September 30, 2017
    English: D: September 27 (afternoon) and 28, 2017
    A + B: September 29, 2017
    C: September 30, 2017


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: 13 July 2017.

See our complete price offer for 2017-2018

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      For further information please contact:

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

      Tél : (+33) 3 68 85 80 19
      Fax : (+33) 3 68 85 85 66

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