European patents – Strasbourg seminars to prepare for the EQE 2001, involving the European Patent Office and European patent practitioners
The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) is holding two one-week seminars in Strasbourg to help candidates prepare for the European qualifying examination (EQE) 2001.
Participants are expected to have reached an advanced stage in their own preparations for the examination. To this end, an information get-together on Paper D will be held in Strasbourg on 6 October 2000.
The working texts for the seminar are largely based on past EQE papers.
Both seminars will incorporate papers from EQE 2000.
The January seminar on Paper D (legal questions) will place from 22 to 26 January 2001.
Its aim is to enable candidates to answer the legal questions substantively and within the time allowed. It serves as a final test of whether the candidate is properly prepared for the EQE.
The method involves independent work under the tutors' supervision, plus discussion of the answers. Candidates learn the different approaches needed to tackle the "subsidiary" Part I questions and the "main" question, and practise these techniques.
The February seminar on Papers A, B and C will take place from 19 to 23 February 2001.
Programme: How to tackle each paper, on the basis of past papers. Drafting claims and the introduction to the description. Replying to examining division communications, amendment of claims, and drafting a notice of opposition and a reply to the client on the basis of the 2000 EQE papers.
The seminars' European character is reflected in the international mix of tutors and participants. Group-based work ensures discussion between the two.
The February seminar will have groups for chemical and non-chemical subject-matter in each official language.
Participants must know an EPO language (English, French or German).
Participant numbers are limited to ensure proper discussion. Enrolment after 15 October 2000 will be possible only if places are still available.
The fee for each seminar (FRF 5 000) includes lunch for four days.
To enrol, or obtain further information, please contact
Madame Rosemarie Blott
CEIPI – Section Internationale
Université Robert Schuman
Boîte Postale 68
F 67046 Strasbourg cedex
Tel. : (+33-388) 14 45 92
Fax : (+33-388) 14 45 94
e-mail : Rosemarie.Blott@urs.u-strasbg.fr
For more information, or to enrol on these seminars, go to www.ceipi.edu