Seminar preparing for the EQE Pre-Examination

Presentation

The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is known for its courses adapted to prepare candidates for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE), increasing their chances of success.

A pre-examination will be held in 2017 for those candidates who fulfil the requirements to present themselves to the pre-examination of the EQE in 2017 (see Supplement to OJ OEB 02/2014).

CEIPI is organizing a seminar in Strasbourg to help candidates in preparing themselves for that pre-examination.

This seminar will take place from 31 October to 4 November 2016.

Participants are expected to have a sound working knowledge of patent law. The teaching material will be designed in accordance with presently available information with regard to the expected style of the Pre-Examination procedure, which is based on a multiple choice system.

The pre-examination seminar will cover the following topics (see Rule 10 of the Implementing Provisions to the Regulation on the EQE, Supplement to OJ EPO 02/2014):

(a) Legal questions relating to the candidates' knowledge of the relevant provisions, including the EPC, the Implementing Regulations to the EPC, the Ancillary Regulations to the EPC, the Rules relating to Fees, the PCT, the Regulations under the PCT and the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO.

(b) Questions on the drafting of claims, the allowability of claims and the scope of protection provided by claims.

(c) During the pre-exam seminar participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a short mock examination.

The pre-examination seminar will be held in all three official languages of the EPO (English, French and German).

For some further information about the seminar content, you can download the 2016 version of the programme:

Enrolment

The fee is 1 600 € for the five-day seminar.

Please note that early enrolment is advisable.

For organizational reasons, the number of participants has to be limited. Applications will be treated on a first come, first served basis. If the seminars are oversubscribed, names will be put on a waiting list.

The closing date for receipt of all applications is 23 September 2016.

In order to enrol, please refer to the application form.

For further information about the seminar, please contact:

Scarlett Guillod
CEIPI Section Internationale
Université de Strasbourg
Boîte Postale 68
F - 67046 Strasbourg cedex
Tél : (+33) 3 68 85 84 86
Télécopie :  (+33) 3 68 85 85 66
Courriel : guillod@ceipi.edu