14 January 2013 - 16 January 2013Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, Rolls Passage Entrance, 33 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1EN
Part 2: 14 – 16 January 2013
The Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice is an intensive two-part course for candidates who are preparing for the main papers (A, B, C and D) of the European Qualifying Examinations (EQE) to establish whether they have the requisite aptitude and knowledge to represent applicants before the European Patent Office (EPO). Part 1 of the Training Programme runs in September each year, with part 2 in January.
Part 2 can be taken as a separate course and recruitment for it is now open.
- Queen Mary, University of London, has been successfully running the EQE course for over twenty years.
- It is taught by practitioners who deal with the EPO on a daily basis and have a wealth of experience in training professionals within their own firms.
- The course reflects the practical nature of the examinations, with an emphasis on studying past papers of the EQE.
- The Training Programme includes talks by successful candidates who have recent experience of the examinations.
Part 2 (January)
- Monday 14 January 2013 - Papers A & B
- Tuesday 15 January 2013 – Papers C
- Wednesday 16 January 2013 – Paper D
To qualify as a European patent attorney it is necessary to pass the European qualifying examination (EQE) administered by the European Patent Office (EPO). This examination has a pass rate of less than 50% and consists of four papers sat under exam conditions ranging from three to six hours per paper. The papers include three practical papers (drafting of patent specifications – paper A; amendment of patent specifications – paper B; opposing granted patents – paper C; and legal exam, sat in two papers European patent law – paper D).
Dr Charles Harding, D. Young & Co.; Mr Gareth Fennell, Kilburn & Strode; Mr Richard Bassett, Potter Clarkson; Dr Gordon Wright, Elkington & Fife; Ms Margaret Mackett, Gevers Patents; Mr Christopher Revell, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Limited.
Programme Academic Advisor: Professor Duncan Matthews, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.