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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

epi experts

The epi experts group consists mainly of experienced European Patent Attorneys who support and coach candidates preparing for the EQE. They are also involved in epi continuing professional education training offers.

Being part of the epi experts group offers a broad professional experience which is unique owing to the commitment for the epi tutorial, coaching activity for the Candidate Support Project (CSP) and lecturing for seminars/webinars. In addition, epi experts are consulted by the Professional Education Committee (PEC) as an associate member to contribute to training projects together with other training providers such as the European Patent Academy of the EPO.


Role of a Tutor

An epi tutor reviews EQE papers written by epi tutees by providing individual and personalised feedback on a candidate's answer.
It is not intended that any preliminary teaching is involved.
A mentor, in the form of an experienced epi tutor, can be provided for a new tutor if required.
All of our tutors work for epi voluntarily.

Should you be interested in being an epi tutor please register here.

Role of a Coach for the EQE Candidate Support Project (CSP)

The role of the coach is to support the candidates in the preparation for their exam, monitor their progress and help them resolve problems related to the subjects of the exam and the exam preparation within the scope of CSP.

Role of a Speaker

A speaker is expected to have a profound and up-to-date knowledge in the area in which he or she is being asked to speak. For seminars, courses, webinars and workshops speakers are expected to have extensive experience in presentation at a professional level.