Brochure & Schedule

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

A provisional schedule of the Main Exam Paper AB – EIPEF course is available here.


The following topics are covered

  • Paper A:

    • Main legal background:

      • claim categories and claim interpretation
      • claim features – claiming by function or parameter
      • clarity
      • essential features for inventive step and enablement
      • selection inventions

    • Practicing the legal background with short cases
    • Finding the invention: eliminating options, finding commonalities and essential features, determining effects
    • Drafting the independent claim(s): finding the formulation for the claims
    • Drafting dependent claims
    • Drafting the introductory part of the description
    • Practice the A 2017 exam paper

The following topics are covered

  • Paper B:

    • Main legal background for paper B: problem-solution approach, added subject-matter tests
    • Dealing with the client’s letter and proposed claims
    • Finding the desired claims
    • Drafting the response to the EPO for paper B, focussing on arguing the basis for the amended claims and inventive step
    • Practicing mock exams and cases
    • Practice the B 2017 exam paper

Training material:

  • Overhead sheets introducing and explaining the methodology on Paper A and Paper B
  • The papers that will be practiced.
  • A model solution and analysis of each paper.

Course fee 

  • Onsite – Main Exam Paper A&B, price € 4.665
  • Early bird discount for full Main Exam preparation: € 520

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