Preparation for the 2022 EQE on the epi-learning platform

To support EQE candidates and epi Students on their way to the European Qualifying Examination, the epi currently offers a number of training courses:

  • epi Students' forum
  • DI Advanced Questions
  • EQE Online Workshops
  • epi Tutorials

In view of the current pandemic situation, these take place 100% online - and are handled via the platform. Furthermore, epi Students

  • have exclusive access to a training video on patent claims
  • can enrol for webinars (and access recordings thereof) offered to epi members (such as Case Law Online).

epi Students' forum

In this forum, epi Students have the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss topics related to the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) at any time. Posting questions and answers in the forum is, by default, anonymous. epi Students are automatically enrolled and access to the forum is free of charge.

DI Advanced Questions

A set of 57 advanced legal questions has been prepared to help candidates preparing for Part I of the 2022 EQE Paper D. The questions relate to various topics of the EPC and the PCT.
Every Monday, for 19 weeks starting on 11 October 2021, three new questions will be posted on the platform. One week later, 'model answers' will be published, where necessary with comments. In addition, there will be monthly webinars where a tutor (Cees Mulder) will explain the difficulties in the questions from the preceding weeks and answer questions from participants. epi Students must register for this training but no fee is involved.

EQE Online Workshops

The EQE Online Workshops are for EQE candidates who have passed the Pre-Examination and are now preparing for the main EQE. Each online workshop comprises between 6 to 8 short online sessions in which participants will work in small groups on real examples of practical and strategic aspects of the examination paper in question.
Workshops will take place from October 2021 to January 2022 and can be booked per paper.

epi Tutorials

The most individually tailored training offering is epi Tutorials. Candidates can privately write answer scripts for one or more of the past EQE papers (pre- or main examination). Experienced epi Tutors will then review the answer scripts and provide personal feedback via videoconference or e-mail.
Due dates and feedback sessions are individually organised between the tutee and tutor. The tutorial fee (400 EUR per paper) covers a maximum of two different years. epi Students enjoy a 50% discount.

Training offerStartFee
epi Students' forum*Any time--
DI Advanced Questions*5 Oct 2021--
EQE Online Workshops - Paper A4 Oct 2021540 (450*) EUR
EQE Online Workshops - Paper B25 Oct 2021540 (450*) EUR
EQE Online Workshops - Paper C6 Dec 2021540 (450*) EUR
EQE Online Workshops - Paper D15 Nov 2021540 (450*) EUR
epi TutorialsAny time400 (200*) EUR/paper
Training video "Patent Claims"*Any time--
epi webinars*See epi event calendar

Exclusive training offers are just some of the benefits for epi Student members. Candidates for epi student membership may apply, at any stage of their training, to the epi Secretariat (, simply by filling in the online application form, providing the necessary documents and paying the fee.