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

2.9.2019 | course, online
EPOQUE Net: The art of efficient searching - Intermediate level
2.9.2019 | course, online
EQE pre-examination paper 2020 - online training course
10.9.2019 | Virtual classroom, online
Online file inspection improvements in the European Patent Register
12.9.2019 | Copenhagen, Denmark
PCT at the EPO (Copenhagen)
17.9.2019 | Vienna, Austria
Sophisticated searches and informative search reports
18.9.2019 | Virtual classroom, online

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