12 November 2012
In a move towards greater transparency, the European Patent Office is improving the access to the documents of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation. Under this new policy, all public documents of the Administrative Council will be made available after each session and published on the EPO's website. The documents of the October 2012 session are already accessible.
The Administrative Council is the European Patent Organisation's governing body. Made up of delegations from the Organisation's 38 Member States, it is responsible for mainly supervising the activities of the European Patent Office, the executive body of the Organisation.