New/Updated PCT Resources
Materials for the European Qualifying Examination
In order to assist candidates in the preparation of materials for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) for prospective European patent attorneys, the International Bureau (IB), with the agreement of the Examination Board for the EQE, has made available on the PCT website four PDF files containing the complete contents, as of 31 October 2018, of the “International Phase” and the “National Phase” of the PCT Applicant's Guide in English and French. The files are available at, respectively:
PCT Receiving Office Guidelines
The IB has published document PCT/GL/RO/17 CORR., which contains certain paragraphs of the PCT Receiving Office Guidelines affected by the inclusion of previously omitted paragraph 116E. The document is available at:
An updated consolidated version of the Guidelines will be made available early in 2019.