19 September - 6 October 2017
European Patent Office, The Hague
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 2016: OJ EPO 2016, A93
Publication date: 30.11.2016
Application deadline: 31.1.2017
European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
80469 Munich, Germany