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Best of Search Matters

A selection of topics presented at the Search Matters events of the last years which have a lasting relevance, a wide applicability and positive feedback from the participants.

Academic Research Programme

Apply for financial support for rigorous research projects that set out to produce empirical evidence with relevant implications for policymakers and business in Europe.

IP Teaching Kit

The IP Teaching Kit contains comprehensive teaching materials covering all the main types of intellectual property (IP). It can be used by academic teaching staff to put together lectures and courses for students in a whole range of different fields.

IP course design manual

The manual has been compiled with a view to helping university lecturers design intellectual property courses for students of different levels, backgrounds and interests.

Terminology manual

This manual will help professional representatives and EQE candidates to improve both their proficiency in English and their knowledge of the vocabulary and terminology commonly used in the European patent grant procedure.

Compulsory licensing in Europe

An overview of compulsory licensing regimes across the 38 EPC contracting states.

SME case studies

The EPO, in close collaboration with renowned IP experts, has produced a series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) which are benefiting from using patents and other IP rights.

The Pan-European Seal

Forming a bridge between academia and the IP labour market, the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme gives university graduates the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job professional work experience in a multicultural IP environment.

Inventor's handbook

This handbook provides basic guidance on all the key stages of turning an invention into a commercial product.

Patent enforcement in Europe

A comprehensive guide to the measures available to protect patent rights across the EPC contracting states along with the relevant national enforcement procedures.

Patent Litigation in Europe

An overview of national patent litigation systems across the 38 EPO member states.

European Qualifying Examination - Guide for preparation

Information, explanations and advice giving EQE candidates a head start in preparing for the examination.

The jurisdiction of European courts in patent disputes

An overview and guide, including scenarios, to the jurisdiction of European courts concerning patent infringement and revocation disputes. .

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