Preparation for the 2023 EQE on the epi-learning platform
In order 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
- EQE Online Workshops
- epi Tutorials
- epi Tutor consultation hour
In addition, epi Students
- have exclusive access to a training video on patent claims on the epi-learning.org platform.
- can enrol for webinars (and access recordings thereof) offered to epi members (such as UP/UPC) at a reduced fee.
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. Posts will be answered by an epi Tutor and will be available for all to see.
EQE Online Workshops
The EQE Online Workshops are especially designed for EQE candidates who have passed the Pre-Examination and are now preparing for the main EQE. Each online workshop comprises usually between 6 to 8 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 can be booked per paper.
Further updates will be provided when available.
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.
In addition, candidates also have the opportunity to submit scripts for the “Mock January 2021” and “Mock December 2021” available on Wiseflow. Here, candidates can write these scripts as timed papers on Wiseflow, submit them on the system and download them for submission as part of the epi tutorials.
Due dates and feedback sessions are individually organised between the tutee and tutor. The tutorial fee (400 € per paper) covers a maximum of two different years. If candidates wish to write the two “Mock” papers, they would be considered to be the two papers and will have the same tutorial fee. epi Students enjoy a 50% discount.
epi Tutor consultation hour exclusively for epi Students
Each week, an experienced epi Tutor will be available for an hour to answer questions you may have, relating to each one of the exam papers, starting with Paper D (first week), with the other papers following in each of the next four weeks. The cycle of sessions will then repeat in 5-week blocks. These sessions are free of charge and there is no need to register in advance – just select the relevant link on the epi learning platform.
All sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 17:00, CET.
04 January 2023
08 February 2023
11 January 2023
15 February 2023
18 January 2023
22 February 2023
25 January 2023
01 March 2023
01 February 2023
08 March 2023
DI Advanced Questions
A set of 60 advanced legal questions has been prepared to help candidates preparing for Part I of the 2023 EQE Paper D. The questions relate to various topics of the EPC and the PCT. Every Monday, for 20 weeks, starting on 10 October 2022, 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 a kick-off virtual classroom (VC) on 4 October 2022 and monthly VCs where Mr 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 on epi-learning but no fee is involved.
60 DI Questions:
10 October 2022 to 21 February 2023
Virtual Classrooms (VCs):
20 December 2022, 24 January 2023, 21 February 2023
Upcoming epi events
- 18 January 2023: Webinar: Internal Communication Barriers
- 1 February 2023: Webinar: Keeping and Transferring Files
- 7 February 2023: Seminar: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in Milan
- tbc Q1 2023: Seminar: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in Vienna
- tbc Q1 2023: Seminar: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in London (tbd)
- 8 March 2023: Webinar: Collaboration with overseas patent colleagues – Japan
- 29 March 2023: Seminar: A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings – Oslo
- 27 June 2023: Seminar: A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings – Madrid/Düsseldorf (tbd)
- 27 September 2023:
Seminar: A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings – London
- 22 November 2023:
Seminar: A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings – Madrid/Düsseldorf (tbd)
UP/UPC Webinar Recordings
epi is offering the purchase of the recordings of the recent webinars relating to the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court to epi members and epi students.
The topics are:
- Opt-Out and Strategy
- Transitional provisions for the Unitary Patent
- UP/UPC – What to do before the start of the system
Sounds interesting? Please find all the relevant information on the epi website.