Business and IP managers
Here decision-makers and IP managers can find resources to boost their understanding of business-aligned IP strategies.
Upcoming training events
Innovation case studies
This series of innovation case studies reveals how innovators can make better use of the IP system to create value. The SME and technology transfer case studies that make up the series showcase technology commercialisation in the main regions in Europe, in a wide range of industries and innovation ecosystems, and using the application of a range of business models.
The purpose of this Inventors' Handbook is to provide you with basic guidance on all the key stages of turning an invention into a commercial product.
Best of search matters
Search Matters is an annual event that showcases the EPO's patent search strategies and techniques as well as the various publicly accessible databases and search programs. The main objective of the event is for patent searchers and analysts to improve how they search by gaining an in-depth understanding of the way EPO examiners perform their searches on patent applications. This selection offers material on the best presentations from recent years - those which were positively received by attendees and are of lasting relevance and wide applicability.
Support for high-growth technology business
High-growth technology businesses are typically small and medium-sized enterprises or start-ups that bring innovation, employment and productivity to traditional as well as new industry sectors. These businesses are a major driver of Europe's economic growth, and key to addressing its current challenges, from digital transformation to health and sustainable development. Patents and other intellectual property (IP) rights help them to foster innovative solutions by encouraging and rewarding investment in new products and services.
The IP clinics offer business decision makers and IP professionals a platform to discuss IP-related matters and seek advice. In line with the EPO's mission to support innovation, these clinics serve to underline the importance of effective IP strategy and management in leveraging intellectual assets for business growth.
Browse and discover all e-learning resources provided by the EPO and aimed at businesses:
Discover more EPO podcasts focused on businesses -
See also the following EPO materials and publications.