More tutorials for 2016 PEB exams

More tutorials for the 2016 PEB exams have been added to the Tutorials page on the Yellow Sheet blog.  That page also includes instructions for how to sign up for a tutorial.

 

Remember: in general, you must organise a tutorial (e.g. by asking your supervisor or another UK-qualified colleague to lead a tutorial) in order to be eligible to take part in other tutorials.  However, if it will not be possible for you to organise a tutorial (e.g. because you work in a small firm or department with few or no UK-qualified attorneys, or because your supervisor works in a different office from you), please let the Informals Committee know your circumstances by following the instructions on the Tutorials page.

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Tutorials for 2016 PEB exams

Several CIPA Informals tutorials for the 2016 Patent Examination Board exams are now available for sign-up on the Tutorials page of the Yellow Sheet blog.  Instructions for how to sign up are provided on that page.  The currently available tutorials are also listed in the Eventbrite widget on the right-hand side of the Yellow Sheet home page.

 

If you have not yet organised a tutorial (or volunteered to give a tutorial, if you are a UK-qualified reader!), please email Informals Tutorial Coordinator Sophie-Beth Aylett (saylett@jakemp.com) with the following details about your tutorial:

 

  • Tutor’s name
  • Date and time of tutorial
  • Venue
  • Whether the tutorial is available in person, online and/or by telephone
  • Exam paper covered (e.g. ‘FD4 2015’)
  • Maximum number of tutees who can take part in the tutorial (typically 6)
  • Email address scripts for marking should be sent to (could be the tutor’s address or the address of a tutee)
  • Deadline for returning scripts

Special Advanced Lecture – FD4 (ex-P6) Infringement and Invalidity

This year we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a special introductory lecture on the FD4 paper as part of the UK Finals lecture series:

 

Venue: CIPA Hall, 95 Chancery Lane

Date: 29 June 2016

Time: 5:30 – 6:30  PM

 

This will be given by Philip Barnes (Mathys & Squire), who is a current examiner for the paper.

 

We expect this to be an extremely useful event given the first hand experience that Philip has of marking papers (both good and bad!), and hope that many of you will be able to attend in person.

 

For those who are unfortunately not able to make it on the day, this will be hosted via a live webinar, as well as being available on the CIPA informals website for future reference via a recording.

 

Exam enrolment and registration deadlines

 

 

EQE pre-examination

As reported in our previous post, enrolment for the 2017 EQE pre-examination closes on 2 June 2016.  If you intend to sit the 2017 pre-exam and you have not already enrolled, go to https://www.epo.org/learning-events/eqe/admission/2017.html and follow the instructions to complete your enrolment.  The EPO recommends that you pay your enrolment and exam fees by card rather than bank transfer, so be sure to have a card at the ready when you start the enrolment procedure.

PEB exams

Registration for the 2016 PEB exams is now open.  The registration form is available for download from the CIPA website:

http://www.cipa.org.uk/patent-examination-board/registration/

The deadline for registering for the UK exams is 29 July 2016.  Registering sooner rather than later is advisable, to allow time for payment to be made.