Printable PCT Reference for the EQE

Author: Pete Pollard

Every year, the WIPO provides a printable version of the Applicants Guide so that EQE candidates can take this information to the exam. Unfortunately, at 1800 pages, it adds considerably to the reference materials that most D candidates will bring with them and much of it is irrelevant for the EQE. In addition, the WIPO provides convenient overviews on their website which are not included in this official WIPO version.

Since 2007, I have produced this shortened version to lighten the load (and to save a few trees) – I leave out most of the national chapters, and concentrate on the states around which the EQE is based: the EPC countries, the EPO and the most used patent routes. Useful overviews have also been included, as well as additional information from the WIPO and EPO websites.

Unfortunately, the new layout of the WIPO web site has meant that some of the overviews now take up more pages. The current version is approximately 900 pages, split into 3 parts. When printed double-sided, with 2 pages on each side of an A4, it will just fit into a 3.5cm binder.

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Good luck at the EQE

Download Links

  • PCT References edition January 2017 can be found here.

Printable PCT Reference for the EQE, now also available in French language

Author: Grégory Baque

Grégory Baque, tutor for DeltaPatents EQE courses in France, published a PCT References Guide in French language. This document can be downloaded here.

Version condensée du guide du déposant PCT à l'usage des candidats EQE, fourni par l'OMPI, avec ajouts d'autres documents utiles. Mis à jour 31/12/2016 (utile pour l'EQE 2017). Cliquez ici.