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Paper C : Training resources

European qualifying examination (JPG)

Training resources for Paper C of the European qualifying examination

Paper C

The purpose of Paper C is to assess the ability of a candidate to draft a notice of opposition to a European patent. The paper is presented in the form of a letter from a client to a professional representative accompanied by the European patent to be opposed and a number of prior art documents. The duration of the paper is 5 hours and it takes place on the 3rd day of the exam week.

Paper C Resources

There is a dedicated area on EQE-Forum for Paper C where candidates can post questions and contribute to discussions on Paper C in general and on past papers. A tutor is available to answer questions and to give advice.

There are several commented answer papers for 2012 Paper C and for 2011 Paper C which have been reviewed by tutors and comments have been added to explain where candidates have made errors and how those errors might have been avoided.

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