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

1.9.2020 | course, online
EPOQUE Net: The art of efficient searching - Intermediate level
1.9.2020 | course, online
EQE pre-examination paper 2021 - online training course
16.9.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
Accessing court decisions on patents across Europe with ECLI
16.9.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
24.9.2020 | Ljubljana, Slovenia
Patent infringement and enforcement procedures
29.9.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
INPADOC worldwide legal status database - basic

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