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 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

1.9.2017 | Distance learning, Germany
EQE pre-examination paper 2018 - online training course
4.9.2017 | course, online
EPOQUE Net: The art of efficient searching – Intermediate level
4.9.2017 | Munich, Germany
Patenting in the pharmaceutical technical field
6.9.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Special aspects on Patent classification
8.9.2017 | Munich, Germany
Annual meeting of EQE tutors and members of the EQE committees
11.9.2017 | Rijswijk, Netherlands
EPOQUE NET searches (advanced level), including searching in Non-Patent Literature

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