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 structured around three training areas: patent granting, technology transfer and dissemination, and patent litigation and enforcement. These areas correspond to the life of a patent, from the inception of a patentable
invention to its exploitation and protection in the market. This is an integrated approach for a variety of audiences:
- patent examiners and formalities officers at national offices and related institutions, patent professionals (attorneys and paralegals)
- research institutions and technology transfers, SMEs, business associations, IP managers and CEOs
- judges, lawyers and prosecutors, academics (scholars and students),