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Internships for patent professionals

Praktika Intern 2018 – working with examiners

15 to 31 October 2018
European Patent Office, Munich

The Praktika Intern programme is designed for professional representatives working in private practice or industry with experience in drafting and prosecuting European patent applications. It is an international programme organised and co-ordinated by the European Patent Academy, and it aims to promote equal access to education and training opportunities in the field of European and international patent law and practice across all current and future contracting states of the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Interns spend three weeks in Directorate-General 1 (DG 1), which is responsible for search, examination and opposition. They have the opportunity to work on actual case files and run prior-art searches. Each intern is looked after by one or more examiners, who explain step by step how DG 1 operates.

For more information, please see the Official Journal November 2017: OJ EPO 2017, A99.

Deadline for registration:  31 January 2018

European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich, Germany
academy@epo.org