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  • Our patent examiners


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    • work of an EPO examiner
    • technical fields our examiners work in
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    • training opportunities for examiners

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  • Our patent examiners


    Find out about the
     

    • work of an EPO examiner
    • technical fields our examiners work in
    • requirements to become an examiner
    • training opportunities for examiners

     

  • Our patent examiners


    Find out about the
     

    • work of an EPO examiner
    • technical fields our examiners work in
    • requirements to become an examiner
    • training opportunities for examiners

     

Corporate Services

Learn more about the EPO's directorate-general for human resources, general administration, procurement, finance and business information technology.

Legal/International Affairs

Find out about the EPO's directorate-general for European and international co-operation, the unitary patent, legal affairs and services, patent information and more.

Boards of Appeal

Read about the judicial authority under the European Patent Convention that renders decisions on European patents at final instance.

Traineeships and internships

Looking to jump-start your career?

We have programmes for students and graduates. 

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Traineeships and internships


Looking to jump-start your career?

We have programmes for students and graduates. 

Learn more

Due to the large number of applications we receive in response to our vacancy notices, we are unable to consider unsolicited applications.