This distance learning course will enable you to gain better knowledge of the new search engine and its new counter tool. The course explains the interaction counting methodology, how the use of the search engine is reflected in the statements counted. It hence focuses on ways to make use of the tool provided, for the National Patent Office.
Staff of the national offices of the EPO member states
On completion of the seminar participants will be able to
• How data are collected and aggregated for counting interactions
• What is counted?
• Query interaction and interactions of other nature: detail list, exercises
• Services excluded from counting
• Practical cases, using the counter: counted values, their usage
Participants must be experienced in the use of EPOQUE Net, and have a very good command of English, both orally and in writing.
The on-line course will be hosted on the Internet and accessible 7/24. The virtual classroom (VC) sessions are scheduled as below (change of dates might occur):
VC (1): 06.05.2013 at 11:00h CEST
VC (2): 15.05.2013 at 11:00h CEST (new!)
VC (3): 29.05.2013 at 11:00h CEST
In order to attend the on-line course participants need a computer with an internet browser and a high-speed broadband internet connection. For joining the virtual classrooms, no additional software is needed, however, security settings on local Firewalls need to be checked. For more information please see the "VC guidelines for participants" under "Downloads". The use of headsets is recommended.
European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Deadline for registration is over.