The EPO is introducing a European patent administration certification (EPAC).
As from December 2022, the European Patent Office is organizing a new examination intended for paralegals, patent administrators and formalities officers. Leading to the European patent administration certification (EPAC), this examination focuses on procedural aspects under the EPC, the PCT and the Paris Convention as well as national laws and other agreements. It will allow candidates to demonstrate by an official validation their professional knowledge and skills. Detailed information about the new examination is available on the EPO homepage: https://www.epo.org/learning/european-patent-administration-certification.html
CEIPI will offer from October 19, 2022 a training preparing candidates for the EPAC. Building on our expertise in organizing, during several years, professional training for EPO formalities taking a similar examination, the new CEIPI course will cover the EPAC syllabus and help candidates to prepare themselves successfully for this examination.
Further information and registration forms are available on the dedicated page.