Introductory "pre-prep" courses


Introductory "Pre-prep" Courses in early Autumn 2016 on Papers A + B (claim drafting and reply to the official letter), C (opposition) and D (legal questions):

These Introductory  Courses are intended principally - but not exclusively - for candidates who have taken CEIPI's basic European patent law training course.

They aim to set the candidates for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) as early as possible "on the rails" for preparing themselves for the EQE 2017 as well as for reaching the required level for the CEIPI preparatory seminars in November 2016 and January 2017.

In these courses an introduction is given to the methodologies for solving papers A, B, C and D respectively. Moreover, the examination requirements are explained and a review of important topics is given. The courses offer candidates suggestions to help them prepare for the exams as well as for the CEIPI preparatory seminars in November 2016 and January 2017.

To take full benefit of the Preparatory Seminars in November 2016 (Papers A + B and C) and in January 2017 (Paper D), candidates are advised to enrol for these preceding Introductory "Pre-prep" Courses to be held in the early Autumn of 2016 as well; it helps them to acquaint themselves with the methodologies taught and the material to be studied, which gives them more time to practice before the European Qualifying Examination in 2017.

Depending on the available capacity the participants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

The courses will be held as a one-day course (A + B and C) or one-and-a-half day course (D) in Strasbourg (for English- and German-speaking candidates) and Paris (for French and English speaking candidates).

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

Each course may be taken separately, except for A & B, which are to be taken together. The fee for each half day in Paris or Strasbourg is 250 €.

Day courses run generally from 08.30/09.00 to 17.00/18.00 hrs.


Paris : A + B (FR + EN) : 30.09.2016 / C (FR + EN) : 01.10.2016 / D (FR) 02-03.09.2016, (EN): 28-29.09.2016

Strasbourg: A + B : 23.09.2016 / C : 24.09.2016 / D : 21-22.09.2016


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: 22 July 2016.

To the enrolment forms.

For further information, please contact:

Sylvie Kra
Section Internationale
Université de Strasbourg
Boîte Postale 68
11, rue du Maréchal Juin
F-67046 Strasbourg
Tel: (+33) 3 68 85 80 19
Fax: (+33) 3 68 85 85 66