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

29.5.2017 | course, online
Assessing novelty and inventive step of patent applications
30.5.2017 | Milan, Italy
EPO Online Services workshop - Milan -
31.5.2017 | Munich, Germany
Examination Matters 2017
7.6.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Basics of Open Patent Services (OPS) web service
13.6.2017 | Frankfurt, Germany
Workshops zur Online-Einreichung für Fortgeschrittene
19.6.2017 | Lausanne, Switzerland
Seminar on EPO procedures

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