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

30.5.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent information from Latin America: 2 Argentina and Peru
4.6.2018 | course, online
Assessing novelty and inventive step of patent applications
5.6.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
Basics of patent searching with Espacenet
5.6.2018 | The Hague, Netherlands
CPC field-specific training
6.6.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
EP Bulletin search
7.6.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
Virtual classrooms on IP evaluation and protection

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