The following topics are covered

  • 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


  • A book with sheets on A Methodology
  • Short cases from both technical fields to get familiar with chemistry as well as electricity-mechanics aspects of the papers
  • Model solution for paper A 2017

Course fee

  • 2-day Paper A Methodology online: € 995
  • 2-day Paper A Methodology onsite in the Netherlands: € 915
  • 2-day Paper A Methodology onsite in Europe: € 1.160


If you also register for the Paper B Methodology course, the fees are as follows:

  • 4-day Paper A&B Methodology online: € 1.665
  • 4-day Paper A&B Methodology onsite in the Netherlands: € 1.620
  • 4-day Paper A&B Methodology onsite in Europe: € 1.980

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