For a thorough understanding of the introduction to the Foundation Paper as part of the New EQE, including its relationship with the current/old EQE format, please consult "Navigating the EQE format changes" overview prepared by epi. To access regulations and notices pertaining to the EQE, please visit the official website of EPO.


 


Brochure & Schedule


A detailed brochure of our Foundation Integrated and Main Exam – EIPEF courses is available here.


A provisional schedule of the Foundation Integrated – EIPEF course is available here.


 


The following topics are covered


EPC Procedural


  • Foundation paper details and overview of the New EQE
  • How to answer legal questions
  • Introduction to EPC
  • Time periods, remedies, payment of fees
  • Right to file, filing, filing date, filing formalities
  • Search opinion, publication
  • Examination, amendments
  • Opposition, appeal
  • Rights conferred by patent, revocation
  • Representation and other common provisions


Exercises


  • Questions on EPC subjects


PCT Procedural


  • Introduction to PCT
  • Time periods, remedies
  • Right to file, filing, filing date, filing formalities
  • International search, Supplementary international search
  • International publication, International preliminary examination
  • National phase, Euro-PCT


Exercises


  • Questions on PCT subjects


EPC Substantive – claim analysis


  • Claim interpretation,
  • Patentability, industrial application
  • State of the art, novelty, inventive step
  • Unity, disclosure
  • Amendments


Exercises


  • Questions on EPC subjects


Materials


  • 4 books with presentations on EPC procedural, PCT procedural and EPC substantive
  • Full set of flowcharts
  • L-book and EPC Reference book
  • Discount on the Topic-Related Index book and PCT Cross-Referenced book

Course fee 


  • Onsite – Foundation Integrated (13-day), price € 6.595
  • Early bird discount (registration at latest 2 months before the start): € 185


Registration fee and VAT information


  • An administrative fee of € 125 is charged for every booking. If more than one course is booked at the same time, only one administrative fee will be charged
  • All fees are excluding 21% VAT