European Patent Academy


The 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

20.2.2018 | Vienna, Austria
Introduction to patent statistics and the PATSTAT product line using SQL query language
22.2.2018 | Munich, Germany
Study visit to the EPO
27.2.2018 | Munich, Germany
Oral proceedings at the EPO
1.3.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
IP strategy
5.3.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
Catch up! - Patent Information News & Updates
12.3.2018 | Munich, Germany
Clarity and unity: analysis of patent applications (intermediate level)

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