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Preparing for the pre-examination and the main examination of the EQE

epi organises a number of activities which assist candidates to better prepare themselves for the pre-examination and the main examination of the EQE. Particularly epi organises the so-called “epi tutorial” , mock-EQEs and for the second time in cooperation with the European Patent Academy an pre-examination online training course. 

These epi tutorial and mock-EQEs are found to be very valuable by the tutees as personal feedback on exam papers is not offered elsewhere. Our tutors find it a very rewarding and stimulating activity to assist patent attorney trainees to help them enhance their exam preparation and become sound patent attorneys.

Flexible epi Tutorial


Get your individual feedback on papers Pre-Examination/A/B/C/D whenever you need it during your preparation for the EQE

  • Sign up for a tutorial whenever you want
  • Decide which paper you want to prepare
  • Arrange individually with your tutor:
     - the due date when you need to send your prepared paper to your tutor
     - the date when you will discuss the result of your individual paper with your Tutor
  • Discuss the result of your paper with your Tutor
     - in small Groups (on request) or
     - in a one to one session

Tutorial fee for each paper (Pre-exam, A, B, C or D) contains that the selected paper can be written at a maximum of three different years (for example, you can write Paper A for three different years etc.):
fee for epi students EUR 180 per selected paper and for non-epi students EUR 360 per selected paper

The registration is available here.


Mock EQE(s)

The mock EQE(s) allow participants to attempt an EQE exam under exam conditions. The participants sit the various papers (Pre-Examination, A, B, C and D) in the same order as during the real exam and are given exactly the same time to sit the paper(s).

We would like to give EQE candidates the possibility to be more flexible in their preparation for the EQE. For this reason, epi offers the Mock EQE in three different cities at different times, see time schedule.

Munich: 23 October 2017 - 26 October 2017

Brussels: 13 November 2017 - 16 November 2017

Helsinki: 27 November 2017 - 30 November 2017

Scheduled epi Mock EQE(s) and further information are available here.

The feedback will be given in small groups or one to one session(s) depending on the number of participants.
The mock EQE fee is EUR 520 per paper*
*Registered epi students benefit of a 50% reduction.

All courses are provided in the three EPO official languages:
English, French and German.

The registrations are open:

European Patent Academy

Preparation for the pre-examination of the European Qualifying Examination 2018

The European Patent Academy, in association with expert epi tutors, is offering from September 2017 an online training course for candidates taking the pre-examination of the European Qualifying Examination in 2018. The course covers numerous topics relevant to the pre-examination, and comprises extensive training material.

More information about this course can be obtained by visiting the EPO website.

Registration is open.