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EPO Patent Information Conference

The EPO Patent Information Conference takes place each year in a different EPO member state. It features break-out, training and discussion sessions for both new and expert users of patent information.  

It is a unique opportunity to:

  • hear about the issues and trends affecting your profession
  • network with your peers
  • meet EPO patent information experts
  • find out about the latest developments and the EPO's future plans
  • discover products and services from patent information providers exhibiting at the event.

Learn more about the EPO Patent Information Conference 2019.


Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user of patent information, you will find a training course that meets your needs. Most of our online training courses and webinars are free of charge.

To see what's available, take a look at our forthcoming classroom training courses and webinars.

If you're looking for expert guidance to help you with your patent searches, we offer a number of useful resources. Check out our list of online tutorials.

Training on request

Contact us to find out more about course content and costs, the availability of trainers, and everything you (and we) need to know to ensure a successful training event.  

Patent Information News

Published in English, French and German

This is a quarterly publication reporting on developments in patent information. It covers news about data, tips on Espacenet and other services, and much else besides.

You can subscribe to e-mail alerts letting you know when a new issue appears and download past issues on our Patent Information News page.

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