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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 2

The mock e-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. 
The paper(s) and the model solution(s) are available shortly after the completion of the mock 2 e-EQE on the new epi learning platform. Further information available here.


EQE online workshop 

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

Paper A

The Paper A online workshop will introduce participants to the formal and practical requirements of Paper A and how to prepare an answer. The workshop will be spread over 3 sessions over 3 days.

In more detail, the workshop will explain to participants the formal requirements for Paper A including the components of a paper and of an answer and will explore in interactive sessions how to identify features of the independent and dependent claims together with drafting a suitable introduction. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare an answer to a Paper A with interactive discussion and analysis. The workshop will be provided by two tutors who may each provide their personal advice and approach on dealing with paper A.

Further information and registration are available here

Paper B

The online workshop addresses paper B of the EQE, in particular how to process the information given in the paper to provide a suitable response. The workshop will be spread over 3 sessions over 3 days.

The workshop provides a guided journey through reading the exam paper, identifying the issues to be addressed and solving paper B of the EQE.

Further information and registration are available here.