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Full-time Technically qualified member of the Boards of Appeal (Chemistry - 3307) (INT/EXT/5230)

at The European Patent Office in Munich

The European Patent Office in Munich is seeking a Technically qualified member of the Boards of Appeal (Chemistry – 3307) *

Deadline for applications: 30.4.2012

Under the European Patent Convention, the boards of appeal of the European Patent Office have final-instance jurisdiction with respect to European patents.
A board member’s main duties are as follows:

Participation in all written and oral procedural stages before the boards of appeal, up to and including the decision terminating the proceedings. As rapporteur: making proposals on the taking of evidence and on communications to parties. Preparing draft decisions, including all related tasks. After gaining experience in the duties of a member of the boards of appeal, helping to train new board members and assistants. Tasks relating to the organisation and working methods of DG 3.

Candidates must have a diploma of completed studies at university level or – in exceptional cases – equivalent knowledge acquired over many years of qualified work, as well as many years of professional experience.

Candidates must have a special aptitude for judicial work. For the vacant post, in-depth knowledge of organic and physical chemistry is required, additional experience in its fields of application may be an advantage. Very high standards of performance are expected. Candidates should also have worked in the field of patent law, and have practical experience as patent examiners or patent agents. They should preferably be between 45 and 55 years of age.

Candidates must have an excellent knowledge of one official language of the EPO (English, French and German) and ability to understand the other two.

Application until: 30.4.2012. Send us your CV and letter of interest using the online application option below.



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