Candidates already have enough to take to the exam. Based upon the EQE Regulations, past D papers and comments from the D Examination Committee, we have produced this abbreviated version to lighten the load and to save a few trees. Additionally, the WIPO provides useful overviews on its website to use at the exam, such as the PCT reservations, overviews for restoration of priority etc. which we have also included. Many candidates are unaware of their existence, and they are not even included in the official 1800 page version.
Our document of about 850 pages is available free of charge to download from the DeltaPatents website (www.deltapatents.com) – navigate to Training / Course Links and look under PCT for the “PCT references”. Please feel free to pass on the links to anyone who needs them.
To save paper when printing, it is designed to be printed with 2 pages on each side of an A4.
Basic information is included for all PCT states such as Treaty membership, reservations, national entry deadlines etc. For the most relevant states, almost all information from the Applicants Guide annexes is included:
- The top 15 receiving Offices in 2013 and the top 20 dO/eO’s in 2012 (WIPO statistics)
- All EPC states and all extension states
- All ISA’a, SISA’s, IPEA’s, and all Intergovernmental Organizations
This reference is split into 3 parts: