Examination Board for the European Qualifying Examination
1. Members of the Examination Committees
The Examination Board has appointed Messrs P. Hubert (FR) and J.-J. Joly (FR) with effect from 1 November 1991, and Mr J. Roscoe (GB) with effect from 1 January 1992 as members of one of the three examination committees; their term of office will expire on 31 October 1993.
2. Instructions to candidates for preparing their answers (OJ EPO 1991, 92)
2.1 Point 7 shall now read as follows:
"7. The technical subject of Paper B will be the same as for Paper A and the candidate will be expected, on the basis of a description and claims provided, to draft a reply to an official letter provided in the form of a communication of the Examining Division. The official letter may necessitate amendment of the claims. Candidates are not required to make such amendments to the description as may also be necessary. The reply should be presented as a letter to the EPO and contain arguments e.g. as to the relevance of the prior art. No particular form is mandatory. Any amendments should be clearly indicated as deletions and additions in the reply or set out in a separate document. In any case, the amendments proposed should be sufficient to meet the requirements of the Convention as to the claims."
2.2 The following item 10 shall be added under point 16:
"10.1 EPO Form 2300 (Notice of opposition against a European patent)"
1 For Paper C only.