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

18.9.2019 | Virtual classroom, online
23.9.2019 | The Hague, Netherlands
EPOQUE Net searches (advanced level), including searching in non-patent literature
24.9.2019 | Rijswijk, Netherlands
EPO User Day in The Hague - 2019
25.9.2019 | Virtual classroom, online
25.9.2019 | The Hague, Netherlands
Oral proceedings at the EPO
25.9.2019 | Vienna, Austria
PATSTAT user day

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