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Are you driven by legal challenges? Do you thrive in an international environment?

The EPO has a wide variety of legal opportunities in different legal fields. We offer:

  • the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding and valuable experience on a broad range of legal issues
  • a challenging and highly rewarding environment
  • a diverse, committed and collaborative team of dedicated professionals from all over Europe

With us you will:

  • provide legal support, advice and expertise on the relevant field of law
  • contribute to the development of the EPO's legal framework and the European and international patent system
  • conduct legal analyses, draft legal opinions and take legally binding decisions, where needed
  • advise senior management on new policies and projects
  • assist in the management of legal risks to the EPO
  • draft patent-related agreements and provide legal advice in the context of their negotiation, as well as their implementation
  • represent the EPO in meetings with both internal and external stakeholders
  • deliver presentations, training and workshops on legal matters
  • serve on advisory bodies and participate in working groups
  • attend hearings and internal discussions
  • benefit from our "New Ways of Working" policy that allows you to work from home up to 70% of your working time (including up to 60 days from any of our member states)

Sounds interesting?
In anticipation of forthcoming opportunities in several of our legal units, we have opened a talent pool for lawyers. Are you driven by legal challenges and do you thrive in an international environment? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Our new talent pool is for job vacancies in the areas Legal Affairs, Employment Law and Social Dialogue Advice, the Appeals Committee Secretariat and the Data Protection Office.

Then click below to see the various opportunities and to apply or take a look at the following pages to find out more about the different legal fields at the EPO.

Explore our legal fields

Find out more about Legal Affairs

Find out more about Employment Law/Appeals Committee Secretariat

Find out more about Data Protection Office