Learn about our organisation and join us
Patent examiners work at the forefront of technology, dealing on a daily basis with the latest and most challenging technical innovations. But we offer jobs in a broad range of other fields too.
Legal foundations and member states
Learn more about the European Patent Organisation, as well as its member, extension and validation states
Gain insights into how our organisation works and the role played by our governing bodies.
Principles & strategy
Learn about our mission, vision, values, strategy and sense of social responsibility.
Find out more about our President and the Management Advisory Committee
Services & activities
Learn about our services, how we manage quality and access more information about selected units.
Check out our procurement procedures and consult our latest invitations to tender.
Openness and accountability are essential to our mission. That's why we've created a special portal dedicated to offering transparent insight into our operations, projects and impact.
Statistics and trends
Access interactive charts and graphs, read the Patent Index or browse our latest studies on technology trends and the economic impact of patents.
Take a look back at the history of the European Patent Convention, the Organisation and the Office.
As part of a wider community, we are fully committed to protecting the environment and acting in the best interests of our host cities.