IP.appify platform allows you to fine tune and build your own legal reference for both EPC and PCT, that will never be outdated.
As an alternative to working on-line, the EPC part is also available as a stand-alone book with basic author's comments (and cross-references) on Amazon (.de or .com or .co.uk)
UPDATE: Nov 2019 version now available in English or German at Amazon UK or Amazon DE
This basic version already includes enough comments and references to answer most of the questions at the EQE if you have studied, and are familiar enough with the law to be able to find relevant articles and rules. See my review of last year's edition, which I used to answer the EQE 2019 D paper. It should preferably be further annotated during study before the exam.
This does not include PCT.
UPDATE: PCT is now available both on-line and as a stand-alone book. The PCT book is more extensively annotated, with more explanations than the EPC book. It is intended as a book for daily practice, or for studying in preparation for the EQE. It is also suitable for using at the EQE as the logical structure allows the relevant parts of the law to be found quickly.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
UPDATE: we have just performed some major updates
This is the book that I wish had been available when I was first studying PCT. The main organisation of the Articles and Rules is based on topics, and not on numerical order, although I have kept the order of Articles as much as possible. Within each topic, the most relevant Article, Rules and pieces of Articles & Rules are shown. Where necessary, Administrative Instructions have also been included. Clickable cross-references are included demonstrating how the law is arranged, as well as external links to simplify studying.
It includes my comments as author, with summaries and explanations of how things work, but coupled to the law to illustrate the legal basis for what is going on. It also includes legal analysis and interpretation of key articles and rules for legal practitioners. Comments are also included about the WIPO organisation and amendment of the Treaty.
The PCT.App platform is a perfect platform for fine tuning your own legal reference using - you can jump around the law using links, go to external sections of the different guidelines to learn, hide author comments that you do not need, add both in-line and adjacent comments, highlight and underline important parts. The IP.appify platform allows you to generate pdf's so that you can print your reference.
UPDATE: Now available on Amazon as a stand-alone book in English at Amazon (.de or .co.uk). It includes extensive comments, summaries and annotations by me as author to speed up understanding of how PCT works. It is intended as a book for daily practice, or for studying in preparation for the EQE. It is also suitable for using at the EQE as the logical structure allows the relevant parts of the law to be found quickly.
The EPC.App stand-alone book with basic author's comments on EPC is already available on Amazon (.de or .com or .co.uk) - see post here.