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Provision of infrastructural facility management services - including reception/security, conference, cleaning, internal messenger and other services - for the boards of appeal of the European Patent Organisation at offices in Haar, near Munich.
The performance of services concerning the EPO databases and processes in the area of Information Services Processing (ISP) as well as the conversion of electronic documents.
Provision of an integrated Biological Sequence Query System to the EPO as a Service
Provision by the Contractor to the EPO of services for Business Analysis Support (BASS) and Business Operational Support at 2nd and 3rd level (BOSS), and for both BASS and BOSS – upon commissioning by the EPO – provision of additional work to increase the volume of support provided within the baseline as well as for new and existing business areas within the work domains of each Sub-Lot.
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Although part of the EPO, the boards of appeal are independent from the Office in their decisions and are bound only by the EPC. The boards deal with appeals relating to the granting of and opposition to European patents.