Smart in C provides a simple and efficient methodology for Paper C of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). The idea for this book evolved from a series of courses given at Maastricht University preparing for the EQE. For most Exam papers it is required to learn the necessary legal background and the substantive issues related to the subject of the paper. However, it also has to be learned how to answer the paper, i.e., how to formulate the answer in order to score marks. In particular, this applies to the opposition exam: the manner in which the paper has to be answered deviates in certain aspects from the daily practice of a European patent attorney.
Many methods that have been thus far proposed for tackling the C paper are rather complex and time consuming. The experience of candidates every year is that the C exam paper is 'too long'. Having sufficient time for writing the attacks requires an efficient and accurate analysis of the facts in the paper.
The book discusses the main themes of the C paper and describes in detail how the method works and how it is applied. As an Annex, a comprehensive analysis and model solution of the 2015 EQE C paper is included.
The "Maastricht method" can also be a helpful tool for experienced patent attorneys who are involved in opposition proceedings.
Binding : Paperback
Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
210mm x 297mm
Aantal pagina's :
Datum publicatie : 02-2022
CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 – THE THREE MAIN STAGES OF TACKLING PAPER C
CHAPTER 3 – THE ANALYSIS – GENERAL ISSUES
CHAPTER 4 – STEP 1 OF THE ANALYSIS – OPPONENT’S LETTER
CHAPTER 5 – STEP 2 OF THE ANALYSIS – PATENT TO BE ATTACKED
CHAPTER 6 – STEP 3 OF THE ANALYSIS – EFFECTIVE DATES, PRIORITY AND ADDED SUBJECT MATTER
CHAPTER 7 – STEP 4 OF THE ANALYSIS – PRIOR ART
CHAPTER 8 – SELECTING THE ATTACKS
CHAPTER 9 – WRITING YOUR ANSWER – GENERAL
CHAPTER 10 – WRITING YOUR ANSWER – INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPHS
CHAPTER 11 – WRITING YOUR ANSWER – ATTACK FOR ADDED SUBJECT-MATTER
CHAPTER 12 – WRITING YOUR ANSWER – ATTACK FOR LACK OF NOVELTY
CHAPTER 13 – WRITING YOUR ANSWER – ATTACK FOR LACK OF INVENTIVE STEP
CHAPTER 14 – WRITING YOUR ANSWER – SPECIAL ATTACKS
ANNEX 1 – OVERVIEW OF STEPS IN THE METHODOLOGY – IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
ANNEX 2 – REFERENCE TO LEGAL ISSUES RELEVANT FOR PAPER C
ANNEX 3 – TABLES OF LEGISLATION AND DECISIONS
ANNEX 4 – KEYWORD INDEX
ANNEX 5 – ANALYSIS AND SOLUTION OF THE EQE 2015 C PAPER USING THE MAASTRICHT METHOD
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