The European Patent Office

With almost 7 000 employees, the European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the largest public service institutions in Europe. Its headquarters are in Munich and it also has offices in Berlin, Brussels, The Hague and Vienna. The EPO was founded with the aim of strengthening co-operation on patents in Europe. Through the EPO's centralised patent granting procedure, inventors are able to obtain high-quality patent protection in up to 44 countries, covering a market of some 700 million people. The EPO is also the world's leading authority in patent information and patent searching.

In 2018, the EPO received over 174 000 patent applications and granted over 127 000 patents. Its free online patent database, Espacenet, contains more than 100 million technical documents from 100 countries, and its free neural machine translation service, Patent Translate, provides instant, high-quality translation in 32 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

31/05/2022
Full time
The European Patent Office Munich/The Hague
  Analyst, Prospects and Studies   The EPO offers a wide range of compensation and benefits to its staff, pensioners and families, who altogether account for more than 23 000 individuals. As an international organisation, the EPO acts like a state by providing a sustainable social security framework covering pensions, allowances and remuneration schemes. This is paramount for a self-financed organisation that generates its own revenue and must provide current staff with the best and fairest packages, while also caring for past and future generations of EPO employees. To ensure the competitiveness of the package it offers staff and to propose evidence-based measures to decision-makers, the EPO must rely on strong social data and analyses, regular benchmarkings and internal and external studies.   These missions are driven by Directorate, Compensation and Benefits, under the Principal Directorate (PD) Welfare and Remuneration. Directorate Compensation and...
06/05/2022
Full time
The European Patent Office The Hague or Munich
The European Patent Office – innovation starts here The EPO offers a wide range of compensation and benefits to its staff, pensioners and families, who altogether account for more than 23 000 individuals. As an international organisation, the EPO acts like a state by providing a sustainable social security framework covering pensions, allowances and remuneration schemes. This is paramount for a self-financed organisation that generates its own revenue and must provide current staff with the best and fairest packages, while also caring for past and future generations of EPO employees. To ensure the competitiveness of the package it offers staff and to propose evidence-based measures to decision-makers, the EPO must rely on strong social data and analyses, regular benchmarking and internal and external studies. These missions are driven by the Principal Directorate (PD) Welfare and Remuneration with the support of the Directorate Compensation and Benefits and the...