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PEC

What does PEC stand for?

PEC stands for the Professional Education Committee of epi.


What is the PEC?

The PEC deals with education and training of epi members and EQE candidates, especially epi students.
The PEC also offers seminars for paralegals.
For a list of the PEC members, click here.


What are PEC's responsibilities?

The Terms of Reference of PEC, are laid down in the Collection of Decisions of epi, which is part of epi's By-Laws. The current version of the epi By-Laws is here, and the current version of PEC's Terms of Reference is here.
Further information about PEC and its responsibilities is here.


How can I contact the PEC?

When you are logged onto our website, you will find a list of all full- and substitute PEC members here whereas the email addresses of the PEC members are linked to their names.
Moreover you can contact the PEC directly: pec@patentepi.com or also via the Education Team of the epi Secretariat: education@patentepi.com.


What is a PEC working group?

The PEC founded working groups, consisting of PEC members, to more effectively address specific areas of PEC's responsibility. PEC currently has 8 working groups.
Further information about the working groups is here.


What are the current PEC working groups?

The current working groups are:
- "epi members and paralegals"; for further information click here.
- "epi tutors and EQE candidates"; for further information click here.
- "EQE"; for further information click here.
- "Study on CPE"; for further information click here.
- "Editorial"; for further information click here.
- "Special Project"; for further information click here.
- "UP/UPC"; for further information click here.
- "Executive"; for further information click here.


How can I contact a PEC working group?

You can contact the working groups via the PEC: pec@patentepi.com.
You can also contact the working groups via the epi Education Team: education@patentepi.com.


How to contact PEC member?

The email addresses of the PEC members are included in the list here.
If an email address is missing, please get in touch with the epi Education Team: education@patentepi.com.