Study visit to the EPO (online)

Date

Starts: 13.10.2020 at 09:30
Ends: 13.10.2020 at 12:15

Location

Virtual classroom, online

Organised by

Working language(s)

English

Description

European university students from all disciplines will get hands-on experience of the EPO and insight into the work of EPO experts from a variety of fields to get a deeper understanding of the European patent system.
This study visit will focus on the European patenting procedure and patent law as well as on recent legal developments at the EPO and artificial intelligence. In addition, information will be provided on career opportunities at the EPO.


Format:

• A package of video material and online training courses (including quizzes)

• Live online sessions with Q&A

Prior to the live online sessions, participants will be invited to study the preparatory material provided in the European Patent Academy's eLearning centre and to submit questions for the EPO experts. Participants will have the opportunity to virtually meet and talk direct with an EPO patent examiner, lawyer and HR experts.

The preparatory material includes:

• The EPO Annual Review 2019
• Work of a patent examiner – a closer look
• Introduction to the European patent system
• From application to patent: patentability requirements at the EPO
• New technologies and the patent system: patenting AI
• Career opportunities at the EPO

Target groups

Level of expertise

Intermediate

Medium

Online training

Programme

The programme can be found in the section "Download".

Registration fee

Free of charge

Venue details

 Online

Contact

European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Germany
Tel. +49-89-2399 5454
patentevents@epo.org

Max. number of participants

100
Minimum attendance: 10 participants

Reference

AV04-2020

Registration deadline

02.10.2020