Quality through networking

Quality is a joint responsibility between the EPO and its users. By telling us where improvements can be made, the EPO can, and does, act to ensure even higher quality products.

Quality is a joint responsibility

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User engagement

Ensuring our users are listened to and that their input is acted upon.

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Engaging with our partners to sustain the infrastructure necessary for high patent quality worldwide.

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User satisfaction survey

Supporting continuous improvement through quantitative, wide-ranging surveys.

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Stakeholder Quality Assurance Panels

Assessing quality together with our users.


Our commitment to quality is based on the solid legal framework of the EPC – and the expertise of staff. 

Enabling quality

Enabling our staff to provide the highest standards of quality.

High quality products & services

We strive to provide the legal certainty our users need by delivering search, examination and opposition products of high substantive quality in a consistent manner.