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EQELIBRIUM’s recommended way of EQE preparation

EQELIBRIUM creates a knowledge sharing community of future qualified European Patent Attorneys. We build a family of candidates working together to achieve their goal of passing the European Qualifying Examination.

EQELIBRIUM recommends using CEIPI as the main knowledge and methodology provider. CEIPI is the most experienced organisation in this filed and provides the candidates with effective and cost-efficient preparation to the EQE.

Attending CEIPI preparation courses and EQELIBRIUM Step-By-Step Camps introduce the participants to both CEIPI methodology and practical approach and EQELIBRIUM complementary individual approach.

EQELIBRIUM Mock Camps are complementary to CEIPI course packages and help the candidates to further practice their knowledge for better preparation under the supervision of experienced tutors. The EQE preparation courses of CEIPI, provide methodology-oriented knowledge and help the candidates to identify and develop competences for passing the EQE, by solving several exercises and taking mock examinations. In addition, the individual approach of EQELIBRIUM will make candidates holistically prepared to pass the EQE.


EQELIBRIUM’s recommended way of EQE preparation

Year 0-2

  • Find your own supervisor

    When starting your journey with the EQE, you have to choose your own supervisor. You are obliged to have full time experience as a trainee. It is necessary to have 2 years of experience when sitting the pre-exam and 3 years when sitting the main exam. EQELIBRIUM can help you finding a supervisor and a place where you can gain your full time experience.

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  • CEIPI Basic Training in European Patent Law

    EQELIBRIUM recommends CEIPI Basic Training as a beginning of the EQE preparation journey. Basic Training is a unique opportunity to get the legal and practical knowledge needed in a European Patent Attorney professional life and to build a strong foundation for the EQE preparation. Courses are available all over Europe and last for a maximum of 2 years.

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EQELIBRIUM’s recommended way of EQE preparation

Year 2-3

  • EPO EQE pre-examination on-line training

    This e-learning course addresses the preparation for the EQE pre-examination. The on-line training material contains in-depth articles, case studies, quizzes to test your knowledge and previous examinations. Experienced epi tutors support you in a discussion forum as well as in live virtual classroom sessions.

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  • EQELIBRIUM Step-By-Step Mock Camp (pre-exam track)

    The goal of the EQELIBRIUM Step-By-Step Mock Camp pre-exam track is to let the candidates gain a basic knowledge on how to solve the EQE pre-examination papers. During the camp, candidates will solve several pre-exam based tasks and real pre-exams. This camp is focused on a group work of the candidates, discussion, and looking for their own way of understanding and solving both legal and claim analysis pre-exam questions.  The material used is different from the papers used later in the CEIPI seminars so there is no risk of redundancy.

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  • CEIPI Seminar preparing for the EQE Pre-Examination

    EQELIBRIUM recommends CEIPI Seminars preparing for the EQE Pre-Examination. This seminar is giving the candidates a whole methodology and an exhaustive series of exercises to solve pre-exam questions – both legal and claim analysis part. During the CEIPI seminar, candidates will write a complete mock exam paper under exam conditions, followed by the presentation of the CEIPI model solution by the tutors. After the seminar, the candidates are ready to practice their knowledge when preparing to pass the EQE pre-exam.

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  • EQELIBRIUM Warm-Up Mock Camp (pre-exam track)

    The goal of the EQELIBRIUM Warm-Up Mock Camp pre-exam track is to let the candidates solve papers on their own, and after that to get the coaches’ feedback. All the EQE pre-exams will be solved under realistic exam conditions. The camp will also contain some additional lectures and consultations based on the weakness identified with the participants.

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  • CEIPI Intensive course for the EQE Pre-Examination

    To further complete the seminar for the pre-examination, CEIPI offers for the pre-exam a so-called intensive “last-minute course” to candidates wishing to improve their skills in respect of this paper. In this course, candidates put themselves under examination conditions and write two full pre-exams within the same time as available in the examination.
    The aim of the course is to give the candidates the possibility, close to but also sufficiently in advance of the pre-examination, to exercise their skills in sitting two pre-exam papers under examination conditions. With the feedback of a tutor following afterwards and the possibility of putting last-minute questions, candidates will have a better idea of whether certain issues need closer study and/or which skills should be further trained.

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  • EQELIBRIUM Final Countdown Mock Camp (pre-exam track)

    This is the final preparation before the pre-exam. The goal of the EQELIBRIUM Final Countdown Mock Camp pre-exam track is to let the candidates solve papers on their own and after that to get the coaches’ feedback. All the EQE pre-exams will be solved under realistic exam conditions. The camp will also contain some additional lectures and consultations.

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EQELIBRIUM’s recommended way of EQE preparation

Year 3-4

  • CEIPI Introductory Main Exam "Methodology" courses

    This is the first step for preparation to the Main Exam recommended by EQELIBRIUM.
    The courses aim to set the candidates as early as possible “on the track” for preparing for the EQE (main examination) and bringing them to the required level for the CEIPI preparatory seminars to be held later in the autumn.

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  • EQELIBRIUM Step-By-Step Mock Camp (main exam track)

    The EQELIBRIUM Step-By-Step Mock Camp Main exam track is about solving the whole ABCD main exam together within 5 days for the first time. When attending this courses, the candidates will gain knowledge on methodology needed to prepare for the ABC and D parts of the Main Exam. Those methodologies will set up a basis for the future preparation. You will read all the texts together, try to interpret them and to create the solution. This kind of group training will boost the discussion and will be the starting point for the candidates to solve the papers on their own.

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  • CEIPI Main Exam Preparatory Seminars

    CEIPI is organizing two 5-day seminars preparing for papers A+B, C and for paper D of the European Qualifying Examination. These seminars take place in Strasbourg.

    They comprise exercises and mock exams in the form of papers from former EQEs.

    The seminar for papers A+B will cover the following topics: drafting claims and drafting an introduction to the description in Paper A; replying to a communication and preparing an amended set of claims in Paper B.

    The seminar for paper C will deal with the following topics: drafting both a notice of opposition and a response to client questions.

    The Seminar for paper D aims to enable candidates to answer the legal questions substantively and within the time allowed. It serves as a final test for the EQE. The method involves independent work under the tutors’ supervision, plus discussion of the answers. Candidates learn and practice the different approaches needed to tackle the questions of Part D1 as well as the more extensive question of part D2, and practise these techniques.

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  • EQELIBRIUM Warm-Up Mock Camp (main exam track)

    The EQELIBRIUM Warm-Up Mock Camp Main exam track is about solving the whole ABCD exam under realistic exam conditions. Candidates will sit the whole exam during 3 days of the camp. Another 2 days will be used to explain candidates’ papers in detail with the coaches. For those candidates who are not planning to sit  all ABCD papers of the main exam, an individual track for sitting papers and getting explanations will be provided.

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  • CEIPI Intensive course for the EQE papers A, B, C and D

    The CEIPI offers a further opportunity to candidates wishing to improve their skills in respect of papers A+B, C or D. To that end, so-called “intensive last-minute courses” are organized. In these courses, candidates put themselves under examination conditions and write a full paper A+B, C or D within the same time as available in the examination. They will get feedback from the tutor on the paper(s) and the work delivered by them.

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  • EQELIBRIUM Final Countdown Mock Camp (main exam track)

    The EQELIBRIUM Final Countdown Mock Camp Main exam track is about solving the whole ABCD exam under realistic conditions. This is the final test before the real exam. Candidates will sit the whole exam during 3 days of the camp. Another 2 days will be used to explain candidates papers in detail with the coaches. For those candidates who are not planning to sit all ABCD papers of the main exam, an individual track for sitting on papers and getting explanations will be provided.

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