Brochure & Schedule

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

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

The following topics are covered

  • Legal background: priority, added subject-matter, claim interpretation, state of the art, novelty and inventive step
  • Time management: how to efficiently handle the various documents, how to divide time between the various elements of the C Exam Paper
  • Analyzing the client’s letter, distilling the questions and writing the response to the client’s letter (legal issues)
  • Analyzing the patent to be opposed (claim interpretation, claimed object, claim effects, definitions)
  • Determining the effective dates of the claims in the patent to be opposed
  • Establishing the state-of-the-art, making a Time Line (date display) and a Claim-Document matrix; recognizing and dealing with European prior rights, publication problems, priority problems, non-prejudicial disclosures, etc.
  • Added subject-matter attacks on the description and the claims
  • Identifying and performing novelty attacks based on European prior rights under Art.54(3)
  • Identifying for each claimed embodiment the relevant sections of the Art.54(2) prior art documents and performing the ‘must-have’ attack(s) under novelty or inventive step
  • Optionally, recording identified claim features and recording the attack
  • Finalizing the Notice of Opposition form and the Legal Issues.

Training material

  • Over 500 overhead sheets introducing and explaining how to tackle the C exam
  • A book entitled “Methodology for Paper C”, over 300 pages, including over 60 figures, 16 flow-charts, 6 A3 flow-charts, and several matrix templates
  • The six papers that will be practiced and an analysis/model solution. The analysis/model solution also demonstrates how the goal oriented searching method and the tactics have been applied for the specific paper.

Course fee

  • Onsite – Main Exam Paper C, price € 4.785
  • 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