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Internships for patent professionals

Praktika Intern 2016 – working with examiners

11-28 October 2016
European Patent Office, Munich

The Praktika Intern programme is designed for professional representatives working in private practice or industry with experience in drafting and prosecuting European patent applications. It is an international programme organised and co-ordinated by the European Patent Academy, and it aims to promote equal access to education and training opportunities in the field of European and international patent law and practice across all current and future contracting states of the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Interns spend three weeks in Directorate-General 1 (DG 1), which is responsible for search, examination and opposition. They have the opportunity to work on actual case files and run prior-art searches with some of the dedicated software programmes that examiners use in their daily work. Each intern is looked after by one or more examiners, who explain step by step how DG 1 operates.

For more information, please see the Official Journal November 2015: OJ EPO 2015, A98.

Apply online now

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2016

European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich, Germany

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