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With almost 7 000 employees, the European Patent Office (EPO) is the second-largest public service institution in Europe. It supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high-quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention, its founding treaty. It has a yearly budget of EUR 2.3 billion, entirely financed by the fees paid by its users.

In June 2019, the Strategic Plan 2023 was adopted by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation. This Strategic Plan sets out our vision for where we want to be, as well as how we want to get there. It will ultimately form a new framework for cooperation among all stakeholders in the IP system, and help us to provide a prosperous future for European innovation and a strong patent network.

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