The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up on 7 October 1977 on the basis of the European Patent Convention (EPC) signed in Munich in 1973. It has two bodies, the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council, which supervises the Office's activities.


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Patent examiners work at the forefront of technology and deal every day with the latest and most challenging technical innovations.

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The EPO is currently recruiting engineers and scientists to work as patent examiners. Have a look at the list of technical fields to see if there is an opening in your area.

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