February 27, 2012
The European Patent Academy organises an internship programme "Praktika Intern" for patent professionals - European patent attorneys and candidates preparing for the European qualifying examination (EQE). For the first time this year, an additional module for those at the very beginning of their professional career is offered. Please find below some information regarding the internship programme.
The EPO operates a programme of in-house training modules aimed at European patent attorneys working in private practice or industry as well as candidates for the European qualifying examination (EQE).
The three modules which make up the programme have been designed for participants with different levels of knowledge and experience:
• Module 1 - Initial training
• Module 2 - Working with an examiner
• Module 3 - Technical board of appeal
They are free-standing and applicants will be selected irrespective of their previous participation in any of the other modules. Participation in the training is free of charge but participants must bear their own living costs and other expenses. It is possible to apply for financial support from the EPO.
Further information about each module and registration is available here. Register until 29 February 2012 for this year's programme.