12 December 2014
The Administrative Council held its 142nd meeting in Munich on 10 and 11 December 2014 with Jesper Kongstad, Director General of the Danish Patent Office, in the chair.
After the Chairman's report on the last meetings of the Board of the Administrative Council, the President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, presented his activities report. The Council expressed its clear satisfaction.
The Council then exchanged information on strategic matters
within the Organisation and on the social climate and addressed a particular
issue concerning alleged misconduct by a Council appointee under Article 11 (3)
EPC, reported separately on this website.
Further, the Council proceeded with a series of appointments and re-appointments to positions in the boards of appeal.
Later, the Council heard status reports on the Unitary patent and related developments as well as on substantive patent law harmonisation.
Lastly, the Council adopted a reform of the career system as well as the draft budget for 2015.