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

24.11.2017 | Warsaw, Poland
PCT at the EPO
27.11.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Webinar Examination Matters 2017: Selection inventions - the rules of the game
28.11.2017 | Brussels, Belgium
29.11.2017 | Brussels, Belgium
EPO and CPVO: supporting innovation in the plant sector
5.12.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Webinar Examination Matters 2017: Amendments and unsearched subject-matter
6.12.2017 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent information from the BRICS countries: China

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