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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

13.10.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent portfolio management with IPscore
19.10.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent information from India
20.10.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent information from the Arabic countries
3.11.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
The Publication Server
3.11.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Searching the full collection of European A and B publications, starting at EP 0000001 A1
4.11.2015 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent information from the ASEAN countries
9.11.2015 | Copenhagen, Denmark
(T5): The Common Citation Document and Beyond; Families, Search Reports and Citations
9.11.2015 | Copenhagen, Denmark
(T1): Understanding patent families at the EPO
9.11.2015 | Copenhagen, Denmark
(T7): Legal status products from the EPO
9.11.2015 | Copenhagen, Denmark
(T6): Introduction to the PATSTAT product family

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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