EPOQUE Net: New counting methodology and costs monitoring


Start: 17.06.2013
End: 19.07.2013


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This distance learning course will enable you to gain better knowledge of the new EPOQUE 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.

Target groups

Staff of national patent offices of states which are not members of the EPO.

Level of expertise



Online training


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.

Seminar outline

Staff of national patent offices of states which are not members of the EPO.

Venue details

The on-line course will be hosted on the Internet and accessible 7/24. The virtual classrooms (VC) are scheduled as below (change of dates might occur). In order to accommodate the different time zones, each VC session takes place twice. Participants can choose  the time which suits them best.


VC (1): 19.06.2013 at 09:00h CEST and at 15:00h CEST

VC (2): 01.07.2013 at 09:00h CEST and at 15:00h CEST

VC (3): 10.07.2013 at 09:00h CEST and at 15:00h CEST

Technical requirements:

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
Erhardtstr. 27
80469 Munich
Tel. +49-89-2399-5256
Fax +49-89-2399-5449


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Registration deadline

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