Patent searching for beginners - EPO Patent Information Beginners Seminar (EPIBS)


Starts: 09.09.2013 at 09:00
Ends: 12.09.2013 at


Vienna, Austria

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The 'EPO Patent Information Beginners Seminar (EPIBS) - Patent searching for beginners' is aimed at new and future users of patent information.

Participants in the beginners seminar will receive a thorough grounding in patent searching and should be able to understand and work with the EPO's basic patent information products and services after the four day course.

Target groups

Level of expertise

Entry level


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Registration fee

The fee for this four days seminar is 1080 EUR.

The price for students is 324 EUR (only applicable if student ID is valid over the whole seminar time period).

The fee covers participation in the seminar and includes the participant package with seminar support material, refreshments and lunch.

Venue directions

Directions on how to reach EPO Vienna and hotel accomodation.

Seminar outline

The seminar is a 4-day introduction to the world of patent information. The first day and a half is a general introduction into the patent system and gives insight into the benefit of patent information as well as the basic EPO patent information products.

The seminar provides many opportunities for the practical application of the acquired knowledge as well as to speak to trainers and experts on various areas of patent information.

The seminar programme will provide you with a detailed outline of the seminar.


All support material and handouts will be in English. However, all our trainers and our administrative staff are trilingual and would be pleased to answer any questions or give explanations in French or German, too.


Seminar participants are required to pay the seminar fees prior to the course, via bank transfer, credit card or deposit account. The registration for a seminar will be accepted as soon as the payment of the participation fee has arrived at the EPO. You will be notified of this via e-mail.

Venue details

European Patent Office
Rennweg 12
1030 Vienna
+43 (0)1 52126-0


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Registration deadline

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