National patent offices and European Patent Office: the two pillars of the European patent system

I have always been convinced meeting people and visiting them is the best way to understand them. That is why I see it as an important part of my role as EPO President to work in close contact with the different stakeholders in the patent system, in particular the national patent offices of the EPO’ […]

New EPO website for our users

The public launch of a new homepage is always an exciting event. I may have experienced it once or twice before in my career (three years ago at the French IP office, for example) but I have to say that this particular relaunch is really something rather special. The EPO is a global IP player. That makes […]