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Other Organisations

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


European Patent Academy

Examination Matters 2018

Event for professional representatives
5-6 July 2018
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. 

Examination Matters 2018 is fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us at academy@epo.org.

Internship for patent professionals

Praktika Intern 2018 - working with examiners

15 to 31 October 2018
European Patent Office, Munich

The Praktika Intern programme is designed for professional representatives working in private practice or industry with experience in drafting and prosecuting European patent applications. It is an international programme organised and co-ordinated by the European Patent Academy, and it aims to promote equal access to education and training opportunities in the field of European and international patent law and practice across all current and future contracting states of the European Patent Convention (EPC).

For more information, please see the Official Journal November 2017: OJ EPO 2017, A99.

Further information can be found here. Deadline is over.  


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.