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Find out more about the European Patent Academy and its promotion and support of training and education related to the EPO.

European Patent Academy



Teaching material

The European Patent Academy provides the following:

IP Teaching Kit

The IP Teaching Kit contains comprehensive teaching materials covering all the main types of intellectual property (IP). It can be used by academic teaching staff to put together lectures and courses for students in a whole range of different fields.

IP course design manual

The manual has been compiled with a view to helping university lecturers design intellectual property courses for students of different levels, backgrounds and interests.


Working with the European Commission and 18 other partners, the EPO has developed a range of IP teaching materials to be used for "training the trainers".

Case studies

A number of case studies on IP management has been published by California Management Review with support from the EPO.

Inventor's handbook

This handbook provides basic guidance on all the key stages of turning an invention into a commercial product.

Patent Litigation in Europe

An overview of national patent litigation systems across the 38 EPO member states.

European Qualifying Examination - Guide for preparation

Information, explanations and advice giving EQE candidates a head start in preparing for the examination.

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