Learning Path

Learning Paths

The European Patent Academy offers a large variety of courses. Our learning paths offer pre-selected combinations of courses available on this platform tied together according to relevant patent-related topics, specific technical fields or legal aspects. You can access the information at your pace, in the suitable order for your interests and level of knowledge - and decide how advanced or specific your learning experience should be. Start your journey now!
  • LP1

    Getting to know patents

    Among the main intellectual property (IP) rights, patents are of considerable importance as they protect solutions to technical problems of various kinds. But what is exactly a patent, and what can you expect  from obtaining one? What are the requirements you need to comply with and how does the EPO go about assessing the patent applications received?

    You will get the answers to all of these questions in this learning path.

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  • LP2

    The value of patent documentation

    The world around us is full of new technical ideas that successfully transform our everyday life. But what is the role of patents in this landscape? What conditions does an invention have to meet to become a patent? Moreover, what is patent information and in which ways can you benefit from it? 

    You will get the answers to all of these questions in this learning path.

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  • LP3

    Patentability of new technological developments

    The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our daily lives is discussed in all areas of society and technology, around the globe. Blockchain technology is applied in an increasing number of technical areas and more and more inventions involving its use are proving to be patentable. In order to capitalise on these opportunities, a comprehensive understanding of various related issues is needed, such as requirements to comply with, fields of applicationsearching and examining, the current technological landscape and the associated challenges and opportunities that these new technologies bring to patenting.

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