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European Patent Examiner in Garments and Sports Clothing (17164) 

 

Are you a multilingual, experienced engineer/scientist keen to support inventors?

Are you eager to play a role in future developments in innovation?

At the EPO, you can do all of that – and more!

 

Supporting innovation, competitiveness and economic growth: that's our mission at the EPO

As the patent office for Europe, we are proud to deliver high-quality, efficient services that promote a safer, smarter and more sustainable world.
 

We foster diversity and inclusion
Almost 7 000 employees from 35 countries are living proof that a successful organisation is one that leverages the diversity of its workforce.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are currently seeking engineers and scientists to work at the cutting edge of technology, analysing the latest inventions in Design and Manufacturing of Products and Articles including Wearables and Sports, Garments and Textiles.

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Your daily job as a patent examiner
Your work will entail carrying out end-to-end patent examination from the search to the post-grant stage. At the same time, you will create and maintain classification systems to ensure efficient and effective searching, whilst ensuring the uniform and effective application of the European Patent Convention and other legal texts.

 

What we expect from you: scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills
You know how to analyse technical and subject-specific information and how to retrieve technical information from databases and other sources. As a result, you can make decisions following the assessment of complex technical information, the application of legal requirements and the examination of parties' arguments. You are able to write clear and well‑reasoned communications and feel comfortable interacting with colleagues and applicants to process patent applications efficiently.

 

What are our minimum requirements?

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) covering one or more technical fields mentioned above (e.g. mechanical engineering, industrial design)
  • Excellent knowledge (at least C1) of one official language (English, French and German) and working knowledge (at least B2) of the other two. In exceptional cases, excellent knowledge (at least C1) of one official language and working knowledge (at least B2) of another. In such cases, the willingness to learn the third language and to reach level B2 would be required.
  • Work experience in industry would be an advantage.
  • Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation.


An above-market social package? That's what we offer at the EPO

  • A competitive salary
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependants', childcare, education, expatriation, installation, rent allowance)
  • Contributory medical insurance and pension schemes
  • Thirty days of leave per year
  • Social activities and clubs

    Full list of benefits

 

Interested in a career working with the latest inventions? Simply click Apply.


More information on how we recruit can be found on our EPO jobs and careers site.
 

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Key information
 

Job group: 4

Grade: G7 to G10 (net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy: EUR 5 900 to 8 300, depending on experience)

Duration of contract: Five years

Career path: Technical

Location: Munich/The Hague

Application deadline: 31.10.2021

Technical assessments planned for: October - December 2021

Final interviews planned for: December 2021 - February 2022


 

We welcome all applications for vacant positions. We consider each on its professional merits – regardless of your nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.

 

 

 

Why join us?
✓ See the latest inventions and enable innovation
✓ Work with inspiring people from a variety of cultures
✓ Develop yourself and take on an intellectual challenge

What's in it for you?
✓ A competitive salary
✓ Family-friendly benefits
✓ A good work-life balance
✓ Relocation benefits and various allowances
✓ Contributory medical insurance and pension schemes
✓ 30 days' leave per year

Who we are
We are the patent office for Europe. We are proud to deliver high-quality patents and efficient services that foster innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.

Our vision
We're currently undergoing a change inspired by a common vision: our Strategic Plan 2023. Join us on this exciting journey to a more digital, collaborative and sustainable organisation.

Our work environment
We believe that diversity is fundamental to our success. Our inclusive work environment respects, values and celebrates our individual differences. We want you to be yourself at work.

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