Improving the EPO's online services

The EPO is pursuing an ongoing business process re-engineering effort with the goal of making its operations more efficient. This will ensure that:

  • new IT developments offer real efficiency gains for applicants in their dealings with the EPO
  • the Office is fit for the future and adaptable to any changes that might occur
  • developments are designed to be interoperable, so they can also be made available to the member states at a later date
  • changes enable the fully electronic end-to-end processing of European patent applications, from filing through to opposition and appeal.

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