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

29.9.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
INPADOC worldwide legal status database - basic
1.10.2020 | course, online
EQE pre-examination paper 2021 - online training course
6.10.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
PCT at the EPO (advanced)
7.10.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
Introduction to the European Patent Register
13.10.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
Patent families
13.10.2020 | Virtual classroom, online
Study visit to the EPO (online)

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