European Patent Academy


The 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 European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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.


Please use this form to submit questions and comments to the European Patent Academy.

Upcoming EPO training events

18.12.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent Information Newsflash December
23.1.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent families
31.1.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
INPADOC:background, coverage, richness and safe use of the EPO worldwide legal status database in Espacenet
6.2.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
CATCH UP! - Patent Information News & Updates
6.2.2018 | Munich, Germany
Seminar on EPO patenting procedures
7.2.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
Introduction to the European Patent Register

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