António Campinos will be the new EPO President from June 2018

Benoît Battistelli, the current President of the European Patent Office (EPO) will be ending his 5-year term as the EPO President in the end of May 2018. The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation has elected Portuguese António Campinos to fulfill his position as the EPO President.








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Currently working as Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), António Campinos has several years of experience in the field of intellectual property. Before his position in the EUIPO, he has been serving as the President of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), representing Portugal in the Administrative Council of EPO.

European Patent Office

The European Patent Office represents the executive body and is one of the organs of the European Patent Organisation. Its main tasks include granting of the European Patents under the European Patent Convention. Furthermore, it establishes search reports for national patent applications for some Contracting States and organizes the European qualifying examination (EQE) for professional patent representatives. The EPO is headquartered in Munich and it has more than 6,500 employees from more than 34 countries.

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Link to the press release of the EPO can be found here.