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Listening to the Staff

26 July 2018 What a busy few weeks these have been. As well as a string of management meetings and other duties expected of a new President, I’ve had many enjoyable and productive meetings with staff members from across the EPO, on an individual basis. I felt it important to meet staff one-on-one because their …

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A Farewell Message

28 June 2018 After eight years as President, it is finally time for me to say goodbye. Since the blog started in 2011, I’ve published over 200 posts offering my personal insight into the workings of the Office and the European and global patent system.  Every few weeks I shared my thoughts with thousands of …

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A responsive EPO

07 March 2018 Earlier today at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels – aptly named after a Belgian inventor – I had the honour of presenting the EPO’s results at our annual press conference.  The full report reveals that 2017 was a positive year for innovation and the EPO itself, and I want to draw out …

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