[Elsnet-list] Ad from the European Patent Office

Claudia Martinez cmartinez at epo.org
Tue Dec 21 17:09:03 CET 2004


Could you please post the following job ad on your website:

Many thanks,


The European Patent Organisation, an international organisation with its 
headquarters in Munich, operates the fastest-growing regional patent 
system worldwide. It currently has 30 member states* and is set to expand 
further in the near future. 
Its executive body, the European Patent Office, strives to stand out as a 
model international public service organisation. Its mission is to support 
innovation, competitiveness and economic growth for the benefit of 
European citizens. As the patent granting authority for Europe with a 
strong global orientation, it received more than 160 000 patent 
applications in 2003. With a budget of over EUR 1bn, and more than 6000 
staff in Munich and at its branches in The Hague, Berlin and Vienna, the 
EPO is one of the largest patent offices worldwide, and the second-biggest 
European organisation.

The European Patent Office is currently recruiting

engineers and scientists 

to work as patent examiners at its offices in Munich and The Hague

We are looking for suitably qualified candidates in the following fields 
of audio/video/media:

·       For Munich and The Hague: matrix display controls and drivers, 
digital image processing, speech processing, acoustic electromechanical 
transducers and circuitry, stereophonic systems, television systems, 
signal processing techniques and circuits  

·       For The Hague only: LCD displays 

·       For Munich only: digital signal recording and editing 

Working in the EPO's three official languages (English, French and 
German), your main duties will be to examine patent applications and 
oppositions to patents in your specialist field. This involves carrying 
out online database searches, analysing documents, conducting written and 
oral communications with patent applicants and their attorneys, and taking 
decisions on the granting of patents.

You must be a national of one of our current (or prospective) member 
states* and have
§       a full university degree in engineering or a science
§       a genuine interest in technology, an eye for detail and an 
analytical mind 
§       a working knowledge of at least two of the official languages (a 
basic knowledge of the third language would be an advantage).

The EPO offers:
§       permanent employment in an international environment (no 
work/residence permit required)
§       a very competitive salary, plus allowances and other benefits, 
such as private medical insurance, pension scheme and relocation benefits, 
together with relocation support
§       comprehensive training in all aspects of patent examination.

For more information and an application form, please visit our website at:


Please submit your application online direct to your preferred location.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of interviews and technical and 
language tests.

No deadline for the receipt of applications.

(*) Member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, 
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, 
Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, the 
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, 
Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom 
Future member states: Latvia, Malta, Norway.


Claudia Martinez
Patent examiner / Recruitment

European Patent Office
Bayerstrasse 34, Room 5306
D-80335 München

Tel: +49 (0)89 2399 7510
Fax: +49 (0)89 2399 2014
E-Mail: cmartinez at email.epo.nl

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