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.


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

Upcoming EPO training events

28.1.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
INPADOC worldwide legal status database - basic
29.1.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
New Espacenet: advanced features
3.2.2020 | Distance learning, Germany
EPOQUE Net: The art of efficient searching - Advanced level
4.2.2020 | Munich, Germany
Oral proceedings at the EPO
10.2.2020 | Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Disclosure, clarity and unity: Entry level
11.2.2020 | Virtual classroom, online

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