Can anyone get a hard copy of the patent teaching kit?

No. Hard copies of the kit (usually one per person) are only available to university teaching staff wishing to use it in their lectures.

How can I get my hard copy of the patent teaching kit?

All you have to do is e-mail your name and address, together with details of the classes you will be using the kit for, to academia@epo.org.

Can I order more than one hard copy of the patent teaching kit?

You may order extra copies on behalf of colleagues or for your university library. Please e-mail your name and address to academia@epo.org, stating how many kits you require and who they are for.

May I forward the electronic version of the patent teaching kit to other people?

Because we ask everybody who downloads the kit to provide details about themselves so that we can keep them updated and collect valuable statistical data about how they use the kit, we recommend that individuals download it from the EPO website themselves.

May I use the patent teaching kit for training outside universities?

Yes, provided it is for non-commercial purposes only.

Is the patent teaching kit suitable for audiences/students with different national and educational backgrounds?

Yes, it has been designed to provide a general introduction to patents and can be used for students with different national and educational backgrounds.

What languages is the patent teaching kit available in?

The kit is currently available in English, French, German and Spanish. Links will be provided to other language versions produced, for example, by the national IP offices.

May I translate the patent teaching kit into my language?

Yes, but you must clearly state that your translation has not been authorised by the EPO, and that the EPO is not responsible for its correctness. You must also remove any other reference to the EPO, in particular its official logo.

Where can I find the terms and conditions for using the patent teaching kit?

These can be found on the "Terms of use" page.

Terms of use