Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Now available: Questions and Answer Book for Pre-Exam

The new Question and Answer book is now available
http://webshop.deltapatents.com/pre_exam

Comprising 250 questions covering the core subjects that candidates may need to deal with at the Pre-Exam. About 100 of these are provided in a True/False format, so that candidates can practice answering such questions, and test their progress in an efficient manner.

The provisional contents for the book are:
• 1: Introduction - how to prepare for the Pre-Exam and how to use this book
• 2: Pre-Exam Study Guide - references to essential reading for each module - key topics, relevant articles and rules, Guidelines & Applicants Guide references
• 3: Legal Questions and Answers - to test the absorption and comprehension of studied EPC and PCT topics
• 4: Claim Analysis Questions and Answers - to test substantive legal topics such as novelty, inventive step, extension of subject matter and clarity
• 5: Claim Analysis Cases – to test application of the legal concepts to small cases, based on previous EQE exams
• 6: Two mock Pre-Exams – the papers of March and September 2011 from the EQE Examination Board, together with our proprietary model solutions explaining why the answers should be True or False 

Orders may be placed directly via the webshop.
 Any enquiries may be addressed to: training@deltapatents.com

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Time of pre-exam are available


On the EQE page of the EPO's website, the times for all the 2012 exams have been published, including the pre-exam 

Monday, 26 September 2011

Take a pencil and eraser to the pre-exam 2012

Buried on the EPO web site, a new mock pre-exam has been made available for extra practice.
Most importantly, the answering scheme is given - you fill in a true-false answer sheet with a pancil, so that answers may be corrected.
So bring a black medium soft HB pencil, and an eraser to the pre-exam.

Both mock pre-exams are available here.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Update on Pre-Exam

The Mock exam from last year has now been updated - the Examination Board has updated the multiple choice format to a true/false format. There are no negative marks, but the positive marks are not linear to encourage attempting all questions.

This is a major improvement over the earlier format - the amount of text that has to be read is now greatly reduced. Those with English/French or German as a second language should feel a little more comfortable about the new format.

As they indicate, this may not necessarily reflect the final format or the final marking scheme.

It comprises 10 legal questions based on the DI 2007, and 10 claim analysis based on A 2004.

The questions are here in German / English / French. An answer sheet is provided on the last page
The answers are here