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Preparing for the EQE

Activities provided by epi to assist candidates to better prepare themselves for the pre-examination and the main examination of the EQE.

All courses are provided in the three EPO official languages.


EQE courses - overview

Preparation courses open for all epi Student members and all other EQE candidates.

epi Tutorial

Privately writing one or more of the past EQE papers and having papers reviewed and discussed by experienced epi Tutors.



EQE pre-examination paper - online training course (September to March)

The European Patent Academy, in association with expert epi Tutors, is offering an online training course for candidates taking the pre-examination of the European Qualifying Examination.

Mock EQE(s)

The mock EQE provides participants with the chance to sit the EQE exams under exam like circumstances. The participants will sit the various exams prepared by epi Experts in the same order as the real exam and will be given exactly the same time to sit the paper.


EQE online workshop - Paper D

epi offers online workshops especially designed for epi Students who have passed the Pre-Exam and prepare for the main EQE. 

This online workshop will deal with the different aspects on how to answer an EQE D paper. The workshop will be spread over 3 subsequent sessions over 3 consecutive days.
These aspects relate to the structure of the D paper, including the importance of thoroughly reading the questions, so as to recognise the pointers towards the answer within the question and how to structure and draft the answer. What to do, and more particularly what not to do, when answering a D paper will also be dealt with. As the DII paper is generally considered to be the more difficult part of the exam and as without some marks obtained on the DII part it is impossible to pass the D paper, there the workshop will focus mostly on section DII.

Further information and registration are available here