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Examination

The examination papers are in preparation and will consist of

  • Search paper
    • An opposition, validity or novelty search to be conducted; and
    • A patent infringement risk search to be conducted
    • with for both cases a choice of various technical areas.

  • Analysis paper
    • Mini scenarios to test legal knowledge in context; and
    • Technology-neutral case to categorize provided documents as being of interest or not; and
    • Short questions related to patent landscaping; and
    • Technology-neutral case to test patent landscaping skills.

The examinations will be held in an online format, with the search paper taking one day and the analysis paper taking a second day. Each part of the exam will be available on a specific day during a specific time-slot that will depend on the meridian region in which the candidate resides. The examination platform will be available via the new website which is currently under development.

See the syllabus for the required knowledge for the examination.
Although the mock exams are not representative for the examination, they provide some idea of the level and type of questions that may be asked.

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