Monday, 23 February 2015

EQE 2015: please feel invited to comments to our blogs on the exam papers

DeltaPatents provides the following blogs for the various papers of EQE 2015. 

Each blog links to a copy of the paper (in English, French and German) and has the key ingredients of our solution as well as our further comments. All blogs are open for comments from EQE 2015 candidates and tutors that helped candidates prepare for EQE 2015.

Candidates and tutors are invited to add their comments and (agreeing or dissenting) opinions to our blogs in any official EPO language - you can comment in English, French or German. We will answer in English to further facilitate the discussion among all contributors.

  • DeltaPatents EQE Pre-Exam blog: paper (in all three languages), first impressions, our solution and many comments from and discussion with/among candidates on the legal as well as the claims analysis parts;
     Main Exam
The reader is also invited to read and contribute to our other blogs on other (European) patent related topics:
Please feel invited to join the discussions at our blogs!

And... do not forget to read any comments posted to this blog!!!

NB: For preparation for EQE 2016's Pre-Exam or main exam papers, refer to this other post and our website (EQE courses and webshop).

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Strict rules of conduct for the exam (update)

I have now received a clear confirmation of the policy during the exam regarding electronic devices from the EQE secretariat:

Electronic devices are strictly forbidden in the examination hall, no matter if they are turned off or not.
Any candidate found with such a device in the hall is clearly breaching the regulations, and he/she might face disqualification from the exam.
The only electronic devices which may be allowed in the examination hall are medical devices that candidates need for health reasons.
We recommend that candidates leave their mobile phone at their hotels if they are travelling.
There are no cloakrooms at the examination centre, however we will provide envelopes (you will have to write your name on it) where the device can be placed and it will be put in a box.
The box will be outside of the examination hall. Neither the Examination centres nor the Examination Secretariat  will take any responsibility for loss or damage to the items stored in this box.
This is probably not the solution that you wanted, but this is becoming common practice for exams. A simple watch with an analogue dial is the only thing you can have with you.

So either leave them all at home, or in the hotel, or car, or in train station locker.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Our FREE printable versions of the PCT Applicants Guide - available now for EQE2015

We make a condensed and consolidated printable PCT Applicants Guide [850 pages] to take to the exam instead of the official WIPO version [1800 pages].

See here

Known errors in our May 2014 Question books

For the May 2014 versions, we have made an overview of the most important corrections and amendments.

The known errors in the Basic Legal Questions are here
These are the errors in the Main Exam Questions 

 Please let us know if anything is not clear.

Strict rules of conduct for the exam

We have heard from some candidates that the CEIPI tutors are warning that the some of the exam regulations are to be very strictly applied this year and in the future.

If you have any further questions, you can ask the EQE secretariat at

See here for the full post