This manual will help professional representatives and EQE candidates to improve both their proficiency in English and their knowledge of the vocabulary and terminology commonly used in the European patent grant procedure.
Over the last couple of years, the EPO has developed a bespoke patent terminology training programme in English, French and German in collaboration with the British Council, the lnstitut Français and the Goethe-lnstitut.
Aimed at a number of different target groups, this programme includes a training manual on terminology related to the European patent grant procedure.
The purpose of this manual is to help professional representatives and EQE candidates further develop their language awareness and accuracy. It is divided into four chapters: filing a patent application, replying to communications, notices of opposition, and legal matters.
The texts used in the training material are largely based on original EQE papers, examiner reports and other official EPO documents.
The material is designed for either group training or for individual self-study. When used for group training, a teacher's handbook is available which you can request by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.