The European Patent Academy, the EPO’s body responsible for its external education and training activities, announced four new workshops that will be held during the upcoming months in Vienna, Berlin, Munich and the Hague.These two-day workshops are aimed at providing participants with an understanding on how IP impacts SMEs and start-ups. Issues such as patent search, licensing, valuation, finance and enforcement will be covered. In some of the workshops, participants will have the opportunity to put in practice the knowledge acquired during ‘hands-on’ sessions, with the guidance of the EPO experts.

The European Patent Office,