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EPO headquarters in Munich (Isar building)

Who we are

As the patent office for Europe, we support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through our commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention.

Jobs

Patent examiners work at the forefront of technology, dealing on a daily basis with the latest and most challenging technical innovations.

Procurement

Read our open invitations to tender, see our conditions or access our e-tendering system.

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Annual reports and statistics

The latest facts, figures and highlights from the EPO together with an archive of past reports.

Boards of appeal

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.

More about the boards of appeal

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