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22 August 2011

European Qualifying Examination Success and the Appointment of a New Patent Associate

EQE examination success

Congratulations to Robbie Berryman, Nicola Elliot and Ben Husband who have recently obtained excellent European Qualifiying Examination (EQE) results.  The EQE is designed to establish whether candidates have the requisite aptitude and knowledge to represent applicants before the European Patent Office (EPO).

Ben Husband, who recently qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney, successfully passed papers A (which tests the candidate's ability to draft claims and the introductory part of a European patent application) and B (the preparation of a reply to an official letter in which prior art has been cited). 

Our congratulations also to Nicola Elliott also passed paper B of the EQE and therefore has qualified as a European Patent Attorney. 

Robbie Berryman, who qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorneys in 2010, passed all 4 EQE papers has therefore qualified as a European Patent Attorney.  Notably, Robbie's answer for paper C, which involves drafting a notice of opposition to a European patent, is to be published in the EPO's EQE compendium.  The compendium contains the examination papers of the EQE, the examiners' reports on each paper and examples of succesful candidates' answers.  The compendium can be viewed online at the EPO website.

We wish our trainnee and recently qualifying attorneys every success in their career with us at D Young & Co

Appointment of new patent associate Robbie Berryman

Having passed all 4 EQE papers Robbie Berryman has been appointed an associate in the firm's Electronics, Engineering & IT Group.  Based in the firm’s Southampton office, Robbie’s areas of expertise include physics, electronics, microprocessor technology and computing, including hardware and software. Read more about Robbie in his online profile.

Training and development at D Young & Co

At D Young & Co we offer the opportunity to be part of one of the most successful intellectual property firms in Europe, working with attorneys regarded as leaders in their field. We are committed to developing talented individuals with the passion and initiative to build successful careers with us as patent and trade mark attorneys and are proud that our ‘reputation for training is second to none in the profession’ (Legal 500).  We offer challenging work, early responsibility, life-long training and personal development with a rewarding and fulfilling working environment and wish our most recently qualifying attorneys every success in their career with us at D Young & Co.

For further information about D Young & Co recruitment and training opportunities, please see the careers page of this website.

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