Come work at the cutting edge of technology:
Are you thrilled by new technological developments? Do you want to be the first one to work with new innovations? The European Patent Office could be the perfect match for you when it comes to your future career opportunities.
Your knowledge and opinion matters:Today, patent quality is more important than ever. So not every invention can qualify for a European patent. As an EPO patent examiner, you take the decision to qualify an invention for a European patent. You work at the forefront of technology and deal every day with the latest and most challenging technical innovations in every technical field in order to protect and promote innovation in Europe..
How to become a EPO patent examiner:
The job of a European patent examiner demands a unique combination of scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills and an interest in intellectual property law. Do you recognize yourself in the minimum requirements below?
Salary and benefits
The EPO is an equal opportunities employer. We also provide our staff with the chance to build stable long-term careers, and offer one of the most comprehensive and family-friendly benefits packages in Europe. EPO pay comprises a competitive basic salary, which may be supplemented by various allowances depending on the employee's individual circumstances and family situation.
Clubs and communities
Most new staff leaves their home town or country when joining the EPO. Relocating to one of the EPO sites is made easier by frequent social events and a wide variety of clubs and communities. Each EPO site has its own social committee, which organises social activities and provides information for newbies.
We strive to support innovation and promote a knowledge-based society in Europe:
Our mission is to secure the highest quality standards in patenting:
Do you combine the ideal mix of scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills and an interest in intellectual property law? Become patent examiner at the second-largest organization in Europe!
If you are interested in a job at the EPO find out more by visiting our website: epo.org/about-us/jobs/vacancies/examiners