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Background information on the Cooperative Patent Classification entering into force 1 January 2013.

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Upcoming patent information events

9.3.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Searching bibliographical EP data with Bulletin
10.3.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent information essentials
16.3.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Using the EPO's free services for patent intelligence
17.3.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Global Dossier
23.3.2015 | Vienna, Austria
Introduction to patent statistics and the PATSTAT product line
14.4.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Introduction to Espacenet
15.4.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Espacenet Advanced
28.4.2015 | Vienna, Austria
Searching EPO’s worldwide data with Global patent index (GPI)
30.4.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent Information Newsflash April
6.5.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
JPOs new platform for patent searching: JPlatPat

Details of the above and further training offers with registration information can be found in the searchable IP calendar of events.

To filter out the patent information classroom seminars starting with the reference “PI”, choose Austria as Location. Please take note of the general conditions for these seminars.

To register for a webinar go directly to All webinars and newsflashes are free-of-charge.

A variety of patent information related e-learning content such as Patent information tour or Espacenet assistant can be found in Online training.

Patent information training seminars 2015 open for registration

An exciting programme of patent information events has been added to our calendar of events. It includes specialist topics like patent statistics, the Global Patent Index (GPI) and business use of patent information as well as our new signature "Seminar on patent searching" which provides a comprehensive introduction to the world of patent information. Details and registration via the searchable IP calendar of events or this flyer.

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Announcements, Information and exchange on the EPO's patent information related seminars, webinars and e-learning activities. 

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