The following topics are covered

EPC Procedural

  • Pre-examination details
  • 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


  • 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


  • Questions on PCT subjects

EPC Substantive – claim analysis

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


  • Questions on EPC subjects


  • 4 books with presentations on EPC procedural, PCT procedural and EPC substantive
  • Full set of flowcharts
  • L-book, P-book and Reference book

Course fee

  • Pre-Exam Distance Learning online: € 1.850

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