Find out more about the European Patent Academy and its promotion and support of training and education related to the EPO.
Designed for use by university lecturers, it contains everything you need to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the patent system, including information on how to file patent applications and search for existing patents.
Whether or not you have previous experience of patents, the kit's ready-made teaching materials will enable you to prepare and deliver a core lecture lasting between one and two hours, as well as three additional sub-modules if required.
The kit has been designed for students of any subject, but will be of particular interest to those studying natural sciences, engineering, law, medicine or business administration. The material assumes no prior knowledge of the subject on the part of either students or teachers.
The patent teaching kit contains PowerPoint presentations, teachers' notes, background information and real-world examples and case studies.
It is made up of two core modules:
and three sub-modules: