The Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice is an intensive 2-part course for candidates who are preparing for the main papers (A, B, C and D) of the European Qualifying Examinations (EQE) to establish whether they have the requisite aptitude and knowledge to represent applicants before the European Patent Office (EPO). Part 1 of the Training Programme runs in September each year, with part 2 in January.
- Queen Mary, University of London, has been running the EQE course successfully for over twenty years.
- It is taught by practitioners who deal with the EPO on a daily basis and have a wealth of experience in training professionals within their own firms.
- The course reflects the practical nature of the examinations, with an emphasis on studying past papers of the EQE.
- The Training Programme includes talks by successful candidates who have recent experience of the examinations.