Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice (EQE)
Thursday, 17 November 2016 at 09:00 - Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at 17:00 (GMT)
Please note that this is NOT a free course!
If you register through this link, you will receive an invoice for participating in the course. Fees range from £500 for limited participation to £1,900 for the entire course. Please refer to the CCLS website for fee details.
Part 1: 17-18 November 2016
Part 2: 9-11 January 2017
The Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice is an intensive two-part course for candidates who are preparing for the main papers (A, B, C and D) of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE).
The Training Programme reflects the practical nature of the examinations, with an emphasis on studying past papers of the EQE. In addition to receiving intensive training from experienced tutors, participants hear from successful previous candidates about their recent experience of the examinations. To derive maximum benefit from the Training Programme, participants are asked to study various materials in advance, for discussion during the face-to-face sessions.
The Training Programme comprises two parts. Part 1 introduces candidates to the EQE papers, while Part 2 serves to consolidate and build on the knowledge and skills acquired during Part 1. It is possible to attend only Part 2 of the Programme; however, it is strongly recommended that candidates also attend Part 1.
The first part of the programme (2 full days in November) comprises
- 1 full-day session covering Papers A and B
- 1 half-day session covering Paper C
- 1 half-day session covering Paper D
The second part of the programme (3 full days in January) comprises
- 1 three-quarters-day session covering Papers A and B
- 1 full-day session covering Paper C
- 1 full-day session covering Paper D
The programme is scheduled to take place a few months before the upcoming examinations when candidates would be advanced in their own studies. It cannot replace individual preparation, but it can substantially aid and assist in identifying and addressing knowledge and skills gaps. The division into two parts is done in order to support candidates in their preparation and give them the opportunity to follow up on open issues at a later time, rather than having the entire programme delivered in one week-long session.
All tutors for this course are highly experienced European Patent Attorneys. They deal with the EPO on a daily basis and train professionals within their own firms. Our tutors have taught this course at QMUL since at least 2011, but have had prior teaching experience outside QMUL.
Paper D is jointly tutored by Margaret Mackett (Gevers Patents) and Christopher Revell (FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Limited).
The programme's Academic Advisor is Professor Duncan Matthews, Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London.
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Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
In 1980, Sir Roy Goode created the Centre for Commercial Law Studies to promote the systematic study and research of national and international commercial law and its social and economic implications. It also works to develop a body of knowledge, information and skills that can be placed at the service of government, public bodies, overseas institutions, the legal profession, industry and commerce. In its research and teaching, the Centre focuses strongly on the global development of international commercial law.
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is especially well placed to undertake this mission. Lincoln's Inn Fields is in the heart of legal London and only a short flight from Brussels, the administrative capital of the European Union. Members of academic staff are drawn from all parts of the world. A particular feature of our research and teaching is the participation of leading lawyers working in the finance centres of the City. Their cutting edge practical experience, combined with the academic credentials of our faculty, allow us to create a superbly balanced educational programme.
CCLS is a dedicated postgraduate centre offering LLM, MSc, Diploma and Certificate programmes in the various aspects of commercial law. The Centre currently has 28 academic members of staff and 136 registered research students on the PhD programme, giving the Queen Mary School of Law 63 members of academic staff and 222 doctoral researchers in total.
The Centre is international in composition and outlook. It is able to draw on the input of distinguished resident and visiting scholars from overseas and to engage in comparative examination of the legal systems of other countries. This gives our students an exceptionally rich study environment. We take particular care to ensure that the excellence of our academic programme is combined with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere within the Centre. We pay special attention to the needs of overseas students or visitors from overseas.