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.


Please use this form to submit questions and comments to the European Patent Academy.

Upcoming EPO training events

21.9.2017 | The Hague, Netherlands
Oral proceedings at the EPO
21.9.2017 | Athens, Greece
Climate change mitigation technologies
25.9.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent Information Newsflash September
26.9.2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Seminar for patent administrators
27.9.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent families
3.10.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
INPADOC:background, coverage, richness and safe use of the EPO worldwide legal status database in Espacenet

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