Monday, January 13, 2014

Suggested list of books and other things to take to the Pre-Exam - EQE 2014 [updated]

- Read through the rules regarding the conduct of the exam (page 41-46)
- See what candidates from last year said about the location where you are taking the exam
- Be prepared to score 70 points to pass
- Take a suitcase with wheels
- After doing last years paper, look at the Tutors Report - epi infomation pages 143-152
- If necessary, look at some tips for reducing anxiety at the exam
- Be prepared to do the exams with a relatively small (possible as small as 60cm x 90cm) space. Normally, you can place books you don't need under the table.
- Look through the EQE Study Guide for other tips

- Photo identification (Passport or drivers license)
- 1-2 black medium soft HB pencils + suitable eraser + pencil sharpener
- no electronic devices: only an analogue wrist watch with no additional options is allowed.
- highlighters for use when reading the exam paper (don't use highlighters on the answer sheet)

bulldog clips to hold keep parts of the exam or your answer together (stapler can be noisy)

- Food, snacks, drinks: there is no official break in the Pre-exam
- Paracetemol [acetaminophen]: to relieve pains or swollen fingers after writing for several hours

Legal: versions valid on 31 December 2013
- your favourite EPC reference book, with tabs and own notes
- National law relating to the EPC - Sept 2013
- ADA = arrangements for deposit accounts - Supplement to OJ EPO 3/2009
- Ancillary Regulations to the EPC - on paper or pdf
- Guidelines for Examination in the EPO - Sept 2013
- Headnotes to relevant G decisions (if not in your EPC reference book) - Jan 2012 version here
- EPC RFG form and notes
- Important notices from the Official Journal in 2012 & 2013

- your favourite PCT reference book, with tabs and own notes
- Printable Applicants Guide: DeltaPatents Dec 2013 (800 pages)
- PCT Request form
- Important notices from the PCT Newsletter in 2012 & 2013
- Guide for Applicants - Euro-PCT - Oct 2012
- Euro-PCT entry form and notes

-Paris Convention (Articles 1 - 5quater and Article 11) [usually in EPC reference book]

- Some basic information on the US and JP patent systems - Dec 2013

Other books (you decide based upon your experience answering exam questions during your preparation)
- English/German/French <=> own language dictionary

Do not take:
Your own calendars with EPO holidays
- Legal reference books that you have never used before (practice finding things in them)
- Only hand-in the answer written at the exam (no pre-prepared materials)

Other lists of things to take:
- EQE Forum "Questions about Exam Procedure'

1 comment:

  1. Do you mean we should bring Jeremy or another ipkat with us? I know it would help tremendously but I'm guessing the invigilators will probably ask a question or two regarding my very bulky suitcase.