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- You want innovation to be part of your life.
- You want to be the first one to see the latest inventions.
- You want security and flexibility.
- You want to get inspired and develop.
Sounds impossible to have it all?

At the European Patent Office, you can! ✅

Our patent examiners are working with the latest inventions & some of the technical areas that we are particularly interested are: 

⦿ Agri-Food: Agriculture, Tobacco
⦿ Digital: Core AI & Quantum Computing, Data Processing, Cybersecurity/ICT, Computer Devices, Computer Aided Design, Audio Transducers, Wireless Networks, Video Coding & Compression, Video Coding & Transmission, Video Processing & Cameras, Optical Communication, Error Handling, Sync&Mux, Racks, Frames, MIMO & NFC, Radar, Lidar, Distributed Processing
⦿ Electronics & Physics: Digital Memories & Electronic Switches, Robotic & General Control, Antennas & Microwaves, Optics, Acoustic, Display Control
⦿ Energy: Power Electronics / Electronic Drives, Power electronic converters / switched mode power conversion, Electric Motor Control, Electric Power Distribution
⦿ Health: Healthcare Informatics, Soft prostheses, Medical diagnosis
⦿ Infrastructure & Mechanics: Crushes, Culinary equipment, Refrigeration, Electrical Connectors
 ⦿ Materials & Production: Refining, Metallurgy, Textiles, Coatings
⦿ Mobility & Space Technologies: Cycles, Frames, Steering & Chassis, Electric Vehicles, Electro-mobility

If you are curious about future innovation too, please join us and complete your basic info below! 
We would like to keep in touch with you for further career opportunities, expected to arise in autumn 2023.

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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 will empower and motivate our staff to set worldwide standards in intellectual property. Our Office will be effective and transparent, respond to the needs of our users and be agile in managing the changing demands and conditions of a dynamic global patent system. Our work will contribute to a safer, smarter and more sustainable world. Join us on this exciting journey to a more digital, collaborative and sustainable organisation.

Would like to learn more?
➜ The work of a patent examiner
➜ Explore our Technology Communities

What's in it for you?
✓ A competitive salary
✓ Family-friendly benefits
Generous flexibility options based in Netherlands or Germany
✓ A good work-life balance
✓ Relocation benefits and various allowances
✓ Contributory medical insurance and pension schemes
✓ 30 days' leave per year
✓ Free gym access
✓ Social activities and clubs

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.