Annual meeting of EQE tutors and members of the EQE committees


Start: 09.10.2014
End: 10.10.2014


Munich, Germany

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One of the priorities of the European Patent Academy and its partners is to support the network of tutors preparing candidates for the European qualifying examination. The annual meeting of tutors with EQE committees allows for an exchange of important information about the most recent examination. Tutors can especially benefit from the direct contact with people in charge of preparing the examination papers and marking candidates' answers. The meetings are always very much appreciated by the tutors attending, as well as the committee members. They provide an excellent opportunity for tutors to learn more about where and how to put particular emphasis when training candidates for the EQE.

Target groups

This event is open to tutors who are active in preparing candidates for the European qualifying examination 2015.


The meeting will give participants the opportunity to discuss - in moderated discussion rounds and with members of the EQE committees - topics related to the examination papers of the EQE 2014. Committee members will answer questions and give insight in what was expected from candidates, which particular aspects were generally answered well and what went wrong more often than right. In the online registration form you will be asked to select which of the four examination committees you wish to meet. You may attend up to three sessions with different committees (there will be three discussion rounds).


We have reserved a certain number of rooms at the hotel where the meeting will take place:

Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel 
Room reservation for 9 to 10 October 2014 (1 night)

If you would like us to book a hotel room for you from 9 to 10 October 2014 (1 night), please indicate this in the online registration form where requested. The costs for accommodation (1 night including breakfast without extras) will be directly booked and paid by the EPO.

Please be aware that this booking is binding and that in the case of cancellation we have to charge you the full amount per room.


We are supporting the EPO's environmental policy therefore we will not provide any paper handouts. 


9 October 2014

at the Hotel Westin Grand Munich (Arabellastr. 6, Munich, next to the Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel)

18.30 Cocktail (hosted by epi)

19.00 Dinner (hosted by the EPO)

10 October 2014 (draft agenda)

at the Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel

from 08.15 Registration

09.00 Opening
NN, European Patent Academy
NN, epi
Ian Harris, EQE Examination Board

09.15 Group discussions - Round 1
Room 1: AB Mech
Room 2: AB Chem
Room 3: C
Room 4: D

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Group discussions - Round 2
Room 1: AB Mech
Room 2: AB Chem
Room 3: C
Room 4: D

12.15 Lunch

13.30 Group discussions - Round 3
Room 1: AB Mech
Room 2: AB Chem
Room 3: C
Room 4: D

14.45 Coffee break

15.15 Pre-examination (plenary session)

16.30 End of the meeting

Venue details

Sheraton München Arabellapark Hotel

Arabellastr. 5, Munich, Germany

How to get there


Ms Andrea URBAN
Professional Representatives Unit
European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1 | 80469 Munich | Germany
Tel. +49 89 2399 5123

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Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.