Materials and programmes

These materials and programmes cover a range of topics, including protecting innovation, understanding IP, teaching IP, finding financial support for academic research on IP, and much more.

For universities

Academic Research Programme

Apply for financial support for research projects aimed at producing empirical evidence for use by policymakers and businesses in Europe.

IP teaching kit

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

IP course design manual

The IP course design manual has been compiled with a view to helping academic teaching staff design intellectual property courses for students of different levels, backgrounds and interests.

The Pan-European Seal

The Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme gives university graduates the opportunity to gain professional on-the-job work experience in a multicultural IP environment.

Inventor's handbook

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

For businesses

Best of Search Matters

A selection of interesting topics presented at recent Search Matters events.

IP Teaching Kit

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

Compulsory licensing in Europe

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

SME case studies

A series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprises which are benefiting from using patents and other IP rights.

Support for high-growth technology businesses

This section provides information for businesses looking to successfully commercialise their technologies.

Inventor's handbook

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

The jurisdiction of European courts in patent disputes

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

For lawyers and patent attorneys

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.

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 for EQE candidates preparing to sit the examination.

The jurisdiction of European courts in patent disputes

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

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