Train-the-trainers: ip4inno


Start: 05.05.2014
End: 30.06.2014


course, online

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This self-paced course aims at preparing future trainers to train with existing ip4inno materials, mainly those that focus on patent-related topics.

There will be a section with the complete training material in French for French speaking trainers.

Target groups

Staff of local IP centres/libraries of EPO non-member states.

Level of expertise



Online training


Once successfully completed, participants will


The distance learning course focus in detail the following ip4inno materials:


A balanced mix of theory and practice, providing for interactive discussions with an EPO tutor will help to generate new knowledge, clarify open questions and allow for preparing IP training based on ip4inno materials.


Participants must have teaching experience and access to ip4inno training material. A good command of spoken and written English is required. 

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 their virtual classrooms, the EPO uses Cisco WebEX, so initially some WebEX software will be installed on your computer. 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 for the VC sessions.

Seminar outline

Estimated working time:

Venue details

The course will be hosted on the Internet, accessible 7/24 from 05.05. until 31.08.2014.
Scheduled live sessions as follows (change of dates might occur). CEST = GMT +02:00:
VC (1): 06.05.14 at 09:00 am CEST
VC (2): 14.05.14 at 03:00 pm CEST
VC (3): 26.05.14 at 09:00 am CEST
VC (4): 04.06.14 at 03:00 pm CEST


European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Tel. +49-89-2399-5256

Max. number of participants




Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.