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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Professional Education Committee (PEC)

PEC advises the epi Board on professional education and qualification. Its members are professional representatives, with at least one from each EPC member country, and it meets regularly.

The PEC also liaises with the Examination Board/Examination Committees on behalf of epi. It organises and oversees educational activities, including epi Tutorials. It administrates the epi Students, who are trainees preparing for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). PEC maintains continuous dialogue between itself, tutors and students.

PEC has set up a number of working groups to concentrate on key areas of its responsibility.

At the moment, PEC is particularly considering EQE pass rates and Continuing Professional Education for professional representatives. It has set up working groups to look at both topics.

Terms of Reference of the PEC

Primary contact in the epi Secretariat: Barbara Riffert, Jacqueline Kalbe

Committee Members

View here a list of all full and substitute members and get in touch with your national PEC member.

Subcommittees and Working Groups

PEC has set up a number of subcommittees and working groups to concentrate on key areas of its responsibilities.