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Other Organisations

Apart from epi, other organisations also offer/organise CPE courses.


European Patent Academy

Examination Matters 2016

Event for professional representatives
14-15 June 2016
European Patent Office The Hague, The Netherlands

Examination Matters has become the meeting place for patent attorneys dealing with the EPO in the patent granting procedure. Examiners and practitioners provide insight into the mind of the examiner and the day-to-day work performed. Workshops offer the opportunity to conduct detailed discussions with your peers on relevant aspects of examination, share day-to-day experiences and get immediate answers to your practical questions from EPO examiners and epi experts.

This high-level event is once again organised in close co-operation with the epi

Target group

This event is directed to patent attorneys who are active in the prosecution of European patent applications before the EPO. 

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you register as soon as possible, as places are limited.
Read more and register here.

Internship for patent professionals

Praktika Intern 2016 - working with examiners

11 to 28 October 2016
European Patent Office, Munich

The Praktika intern programme is designed for professional representatives with experience in drafting and prosecuting European patent applications. Interns spend three weeks in Directorate-General 1 which is responsible for search, examination and opposition. They have the opportunity to work on actual case files and run prior-art searches. Interns will get the chance to look at their daily work from the viewpoint of EPO examiners and gain valuable insights into how the EPO works.

For more information, please see the Official Journal November 2015: OJ EPO 2015, A98.

For online registration, please click here.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2016.


Centre d'Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI)

Diploma: Patent Litigation in Europe

This program is managed by epi and CEIPI in readiness for the establishment of the Unitary patent jurisdiction. It is for European patent attorneys with national and European patent experience, and leads to the university diploma "Patent Litigation in Europe".

This diploma course enables European patent representatives to develop their knowledge of national and European patent litigation procedures, particularly by studying practical cases.

For further information, click here.