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.


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Upcoming EPO training events

20.3.2018 | The Hague, Netherlands
Study visit to the EPO
20.3.2018 | Helsinki, Finland
21.3.2018 | Paris, France
Séminaire pour gestionnaires brevets
21.3.2018 | Lisbon, Portugal
Novelty and inventive step (entry level)
3.4.2018 | Distance learning, Germany
EPOQUE Net: The art of efficient searching - Advanced level
11.4.2018 | Vienna, Austria
Introduction to legal status patent data and the INPADOC worldwide legal status database

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