Patent families


Starts: 21.01.2020 at 10:00
Ends: 21.01.2020 at 11:00


Virtual classroom, online

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This webinar explains the concept of patent families and their key features, including priorities. Starting with an overview of how patent data is processed, grouped and stored in the EPO's databases, the webinar will introduce the general concept of patent families and the way they are used at the EPO for Espacenet, Open Patent Services (OPS) and other products. Examples and case studies will illustrate how patent families are created and how they can be interpreted by patent information users.

Target groups

Level of expertise

Entry level


Online training


The EPO offers webinars in conjunction with WebEx, so initially some WebEx software will be installed on your computer. If this is not allowed due to different settings you can also run a temporary application.

To make full use of the webinar we recommend the use of analogue headsets.

You might even like to have a look at the tips on how to connect to the webinar.

Registration fee

Participation in this webinar session is free of charge.

We would kindly ask you to cancel your registration in case you won't be able to join the session. This would allow us to allocate your place to other registered participants who are currently on the waiting list.


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Patent Information Training at



Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.