European Patent Academy

AcademyThe European Patent Academy is the external education and training arm of the European Patent Office. Its mandate reflects the need to improve intellectual property training and education structures in Europe.

Set up in 2004, the Academy operates in partnership with a broad range of national and international institutions, including the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).

Areas and audiences

The Academy's activities are divided into four programme areas covering the following target audiences..

Online training

View our range of e-learning modules.


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Upcoming EPO training events

24.4.2014 | Virtual classroom, online
Monthly Newsflash April
5.5.2014 | course, online
Basics of patent classification (CPC)
5.5.2014 | course, online
Train-the-trainers: ip4inno
5.5.2014 | course, online
Assessing novelty and inventive step of patent applications
7.5.2014 | Munich, Germany
Patenting in chemistry

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