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PCT Newsletter - January 2010 (No. 01/2010)

The latest issue of the PCT Newsletter (No. 01/2010) is now available on the PCT Resources page in:

PDF at: http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pctndocs/en/2010/pct_news_2010_01.pdf
HTML at: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/newslett/

For the EQE there is an interesting item with respect to the material you should (?) take to the exam. The PDF's are about 1700 pages in total, so think carefully before you hit the "print" button. The key question you will have is whether or not to take these documents to the EQE.

I don't think anyone can give you a clear answer on that. However, you could ask yourself how much marks you will loose if you don't know the specific detail that the specific D question asks for. In addition, if you don't know your way around this huge document it is pointless printing it out and carrying it to the EQE.

So, not much of a help from my side so far.

For what it's worth, I did not bring it along last year. I merely copied the relevant information for the countries that I thought could be part of a question (EP, US, JP, CN) only to find out that I did not even need that....

I personally find it absurd that candidates should print so many pages and wonder why the Examination Committee does not limit the scope to only a small selection of countries/regions. It's all about knowing the principle rather than being able to find out pecularities of how the PCT is implemented in Zimbabwe for example isn't it .....

I'll update the PCT Summary 2010 shortly and post a link in the downloads section

Update : Pete Pollard has made a summary of PCT material to take to the EQE, click here.

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