Searching EPO’s worldwide data with Global patent index (GPI)


Starts: 21.05.2014 at 09:00
Ends: 22.05.2014 at 17:00


Vienna, Austria

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The participants will:

  •  get a comprehensive overview of patent information products offered by the EPO
  •  become familiar with GPI functionalities and gain a thorough insight into efficient GPI use
  •  get tutored in hands-on sessions to put the acquired know-how into practice straight away
  •  receive an overview of Espacenet and European Patent Register
  •  acquire a thorough understanding of GPI and its features
  • Target groups

    Level of expertise



    Classroom training

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    All support materials and hand-outs 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, caredit 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.

    Registration fee

    The fee for this 2 two day seminar is 550 EUR.

    The price for students is 165EUR (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.



    A minimum of three years’ experience of patent searching, including searching by classification codes. A good understanding of the patent system is needed to understand the context of patent information products in general. A very good command of spoken and written English.

    Venue details

    European Patent Office

    Rennweg 12

    1030 Vienna



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    Registration deadline

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