A Self-Study Guide for the Pre-Examination of the EQE: Part I: The Legal Questions

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The preparation for the Pre-examination starts with learning to understand the basic concepts of European patent law, including the legal and formal aspects of the patent system as well as the substantive issues such as, in particular, novelty, inventive step and priority.

In order to enhance the level of understanding of the law, the new book provides a structured approach on which associated legal provisions should be studied together. It also gives guidance on when to study. In particular, the book focuses on the preparation for the legal questions of the Pre-examination, although a number of substantive issues is dealt with, which are indispensable for answering the questions relating to the claim analysis part of the Pre-examination. In particular, twelve main topics have been selected around which a Study Guide has been built. For each topic, the important issues are grouped in tables allowing a structured study of the topic. The content of the tables is sufficiently detailed to allow a successful self-study of the issues. In addition, a methodology for answering the legal questions of the Pre-examination is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGeldrop
PublisherHelze BV Publisher
Number of pages263
ISBN (Print)978-90-8219-326-8
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2017

JEL classifications

  • o34 - Intellectual Property Rights


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