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Distance Learning

The Catalyst Centre recommends the following distance learing IP resources:

World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO)

WIPO Academy covers a wide range of general and advanced courses covering all aspects of IP and its management. 

The Academy’s rich portfolio of interdisciplinary courses caters to a wide range of IP educational needs:

  • Students from a range of disciplines can grasp the fundamentals of the IP system
  • Administrators can explore best practices to improve the delivery of IP services
  • Academics can widen their understanding of emerging trends in IP

Registration is required for WIPO Academy courses 

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European Patent Organization (EPO)

EPO’s e-Learning Centre offers courses focused on patent search, application, law and practice.  We recommend their Virtual Classroom web module on ‘Search Matters 2012’. This covers the latest developments in patent classification, search tools, and search strategies for different technological fields.

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