The European Patent Academy offers EQE candidates online support in three different formats and time ranges.
The main EQE examination consists of four papers ranging from drafting applications to answering legal questions. It is very important to learn not only how to tackle these papers, but also how to complete them within the time available. In this learning area, you will find tips and tricks as well as some examples - all based on candidates’ and tutor’s experiences - to help you plan your strategy for each paper.
A large number of the legal questions in the main EQE examination papers deal with deadlines under the EPC. This section contains exercises to help you practise calculating time limits at different stages in the grant, opposition and appeal procedures.
This section provides an online taste of the real exam conditions using a set of mock pre-examination papers, including the previous year’s edition, together with a timer and feedback on the answers.
Coffee-break questions are straightforward questions that require a simple yes/no answer. When you sign up for this service, we will send you a question every two or three days via e-mail, along with the answer to the previous question.
For something more challenging, you can sign up for our Daily D questions. Starting on 1 October, you will be sent a question a day for twelve weeks. You can upload your answers to a forum for assessment by a tutor, who will post the correct answers in the forum at the end of each week.
Questions are no longer being sent for the 2016 edition. Registration for the 2017 edition will open in the early summer (course start: 2 October 2017). Stay tuned with the European Patent Academy's e-mail alert service.
This course, which starts in September, will cover all aspects of the EPC. It includes articles, quizzes and live sessions with tutors. There is also a forum where candidates and tutors can get together to exchange views.
Registration for the 2016/2017 edition is closed. Registration for the 2017/2018 edition will open in the early summer (course start: 1 September 2017).