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.
Provision of in-house Infrastructure Service Desk services which include telephone switchboard, Facility Management Service Desk services, administrative support services and hosting services at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany (site Munich) and in Rijswijk (Z.H.), the Netherlands (site The Hague)
Although part of the EPO, the boards of appeal are independent from the Office in their decisions and are bound only by the European Patent Convention. The boards deal with appeals relating to the granting of and opposition to European patents.