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The European Patent

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Work as an examiner

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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 job of a European patent examiner demands a unique combination of scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills and an interest in intellectual property law.



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The EPO provides a two-year training programme for newly recruited examiners, combining classroom learning with tutoring by individually assigned coaches.



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Meet some of our examiners and find out what they like about working here.



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Our examiners will be happy to answer your questions about life and work at the EPO.



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