A collections of useful links and downloads
Every year, the WIPO produces an official printable version of the complete Applicants Guide, including all annexes, specifically for the Pre- and Main Exams. The current version can be found here.
However, it is 1950 pages and much of it will never be required at the exam.
I have produced this abbreviated & improved version to lighten the load and to save a few trees. Using the EQE Regulations, past D papers and comments from the D Examination Committee, I have limited it to adequately cover what you should actually need. In addition, I have added several useful overviews from the WIPO & EPO websites which can speed up answering questions during the exam.
My book is 850 pages and free of charge - it can be downloaded in three parts. Feel free to pass on the links to anyone who needs them. To save paper when printing, it should be printed with 2 pages on each side of an A4.
Unfortunately, the printable National Law book is no longer being updated. The last version from Sept 2015 can be found here.
For the exam, it is important to have up-to-date details from the tables, particularly if there is a DI question on the translation requirements after grant, for example.
I have produced this up-to-date printable version using the latest information from the EPO website. Tables I and VIII are irrelevant for the EQE, so leaving them out saves 150 pages. I have added an index, and also included the validation information published in the OJEPO for Morocco & Moldova which has not yet been added to the on-line version.
My book is 456 pages - unfortunately, it is difficult to further reduce the length due to the way that the EPO website generates the printable pages. So either you use this, or you update the old one (300 pages) using the OJEPO notices.
Feel free to pass on the link to anyone who needs it. To save paper when printing, it should be printed with 2 pages on each side of an A4.
For each paper , do the exams of the last 4-5 years.
You need to practice writing by hand - practice on A4 EQE paper to get used to the format..
You get official A4 sheets of paper during the exam to write your answer on.
You are only allowed to hand-in papers you made at the exam - no pre-prepared materials. However, you are free to take and use any materials and tables you want to help in analysing the papers, as long as they are not electronic.