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

20.11.2018 | Oslo, Norway
Green technologies and renewable energies - Innovating and patenting
20.11.2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark
22.11.2018 | Dortmund, Germany
Trainingstage zur Online-Einreichung (CMS) fuer EINSTEIGER - Dortmund
27.11.2018 | München, Deutschland
Trainingstage zur Online-Einreichung (CMS) fuer EINSTEIGER - Muenchen
27.11.2018 | Munich, Germany
Non-technical features in the assessment of patentability - focus on CII applied in different fields
27.11.2018 | Virtual classroom, online
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