EQE 2024: results will be available in July 2024

Yesterday, the Examination Board published a notice "EQE 2024: Publication of results" on the EQE website reading:

FYI: Art. 48(2) UPCA provides: "Parties may alternatively be represented by European Patent Attorneys who are entitled to act as professional representatives before the European Patent Office pursuant to Article 134 of the EPC and who have appropriate qualifications such as a European Patent Litigation Certificate." The direct relation to the availability of the results from the EQE is not clear to me, as entitlement to act as professional representative does not depend on the passing of the EQE as such, but to the entry on the list of representatives - which must still be requested after passing (here).

Dates for EQE 2025 published

The dates for EQE 2025 have been published on the EQE website (notice of 20 July 2023):

The time schedule is similar as that of EQE 2024 and 2023, with the papers in the sequence D-A-B-C-Pre-Exam, and again showing at least one day in between successive main exam papers. It seems likely that the exam will again use WiseFlow and -for the main exam- the FlowLock editor/browser.

The published schedule provides for papers Pre-Exam, A, B, C and D, so it seems to be an EQE of the current format. 

EQE 2024 exam schedule now available

The "Information on the schedule for the EQE 2024 examination papers" (dated 27 July 2023) is now available on the EQE website

Please feel invited to post to our blogs for the respective papers if you wish to comment on the EQE 2024 schedule:

EQE 2023 results available in MyEQE -- (update:) and statistics

EQE 2023 main exam candidates have received their results today (4 July).

Congratulations to all that passed one or more papers! πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽˆπŸ₯³πŸ’

And to those that passed the complete EQE, in first and single sit or spread over several years: double congratulations: if you are a patent attorney trainee, you are just a request for entry on the list (and the decision to grant that request) away from being a European Patent Attorney (professional representative on the list). Hope to meet you at some EPO, epi or other kind of event in the future!

Update 5 July 11:30: The Examiner's Reports are not yet available (except that for paper A, available 4 July late afternoon). nor are the statistics.

Update 5 July 15:20: The Examiner's Reports are available on the Compendium pages; However, statistics are not yet available.

Update 6&11 July: The Candidate's answers are now also available on the Compendium pages. As you may see on LinkedIn, the English Candidate's answer for D 2023 is from one of "our" candidates: nice compliment Laura, to have been selected (also for us as your tutors ;)) We are also proud that also the German Candidate's answer for D is from one of "our" candidates of our courses in German. And... also the French Candidate's answer for D is from one of "our" candidates of our courses in French!πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Update 11 July 11:40: Still no statistics yet for Pre-Exam nor main exam papers. Candidates asked me when to expect them - I do not know either, but I can give historical data. Statistics were published for Pre-Exam and main exam at the same time. For EQE 2022 the statistics were available quickly, the day after the main exam results. But for EQE 2021, the results letters for the main exam were send to the candidates on 21 June while the statistics came out only on 6 July.

Update 14 August: The statistics have been published late July (dated 18 July 2023)!

Pre-Exam 2023: 519 candidates,  84,78 % pass, 15,33 % fail 

Paper A 2023: 873 candidates, 70,56% pass4,35 % compensable fail, 25,09 % fail

Paper B 2023: 820 candidates, 61,52% pass9,17 %  compensable fail,  29,31 % fail

Paper C 2023: 1176 candidates, 54,08 % pass12,08 % compensable fail, 33,84 % fail

Paper D 2023: 836 candidates, 38,28 % pass, 10,29 % compensable fail, 51,43% fail 

No 10 days anymore for EQE 2024 - unless you really want to (or stick to the version as defined in the REE/IPREE)!

The Supervisory Board of the EQE issued a decision on "Notification and time limit calculation" dated 26 June 2023:

For more details and your comments:

  • For Pre-Exam 2024: see here
  • For Paper D 2024: see here

EPO News message "European qualifying examination 2023 completed"

Today, the EPO published the News message show below (no changes made, except for emphasis added):

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European qualifying examination 2023 completed
23 March 2023    

This year's European qualifying examination (EQE) ran from 6 to 13 March [note from the blog editor: actually, from 7 to 17 March 2023]. In total, 2 148 candidates of 58 nationalities participated and almost 40% of candidates were women. All in all, the four papers that each candidate can sit, plus the pre-exam paper, last a combined total of 24 hours and are simultaneously available in German, English and French.   

Good luck to all EQE 2023 candidates - main exam and Pre-Exam!


We wish all candidates that will sit one or more EQE papers this and/or next week good luck / bonne chance / gute Fahrt!

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