Management Advisory Committee
Under Article 10(1) of the European Patent Convention (EPC), the President manages the European Patent Office, and is responsible to the Administrative Council for the Office's activities. In managing the Office, the President is assisted by a body known as the Management Advisory Committee (MAC), in particular in ensuring the effectiveness of the Office's activities, the implementation of the Office's strategy and the long-term sustainability of its operations. Moreover, the President may seek the MAC's advice when contemplating strategic or other important decisions.
The President presides over the MAC and appoints its members from among the Office's senior management. The current members of the MAC are: