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European Patent Examiner in Electronics

Geplaatst 18 jun. 2022
Delen:
Werkervaring
2 tot 5 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Functie
Soort opleiding
Taalvereisten
Engels (Vloeiend)
Nederlands (Vloeiend)

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Curious about future innovation?

Imagine exploring every day, before almost anyone else, breakthrough developments. As a patent examiner, you have the chance to support the inventors who will shape our world, and the lives of millions of people, for years to come.

Supporting innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and economic growth: that's our mission at the European Patent Office (EPO)

As the patent office for Europe, we are proud to deliver high-quality, efficient services that promote a safer, smarter and more sustainable world. A world in which we are committed to helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the highest environmental, social and governance standards. Moreover, as an equal opportunities employer, the EPO is shaped by the diversity of our people’s personalities, knowledge and cultures. Interested in joining us?

What's in it for you

  • Gain unique insights into the latest inventions
  • Work with inspiring multilingual people from a variety of cultures
  • Various career development opportunities to help you realise your full potential, including as an expert or manager
  • Contribute to multiple projects that help shape the future of the EPO

Who we’re looking for

We are currently seeking scientists and engineers who share our passion for innovation and wish to work at the cutting edge of technology, analysing the latest inventions in Electronics, in particular in the technical areas of:

  • General electronics
  • Railway signalling, control and guidance systems
  • Control of displays
  • Antennas for RF communications, passive microwave devices

What you will do as a patent examiner

  • Carry out end-to-end examination of patent applications, i.e. the texts and drawings that describe an invention for which an individual or a company seeks legal protection
  • Find and use the most relevant documentation to assess the patentability of the invention
  • Support the entire innovation ecosystem by deciding whether a patent is to be granted
  • Ensure the uniform and effective application of the European Patent Convention and other legal texts.

What we expect from you: Scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills

You can apply your dazzling powers of analysis to the wealth of highly technical information that you expertly retrieve from the relevant databases and other sources. When making informed decisions with confidence and clarity, you have the capacity to consider all the legal requirements and the parties' arguments. You convey the outcome in clear and well‑reasoned communications and feel comfortable interacting with colleagues and applicants to process patent applications efficiently. You’re always keen to learn, hungry for knowledge of the latest developments in your field and eager to acquire new skills. You’re happy to work remotely but also appreciate joining your colleagues in the office to work with your team in person, network and socialise. Sound like you?

What are our minimum requirements?

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) covering one or more technical fields mentioned above
  • Excellent knowledge (at least C1) of one official language (English, French and German) and working knowledge (at least B2) of the other two. In exceptional cases, excellent knowledge (at least C1) of one official language and working knowledge (at least B2) of another. In such cases, the willingness to learn the third language and to reach level B2 would be required.
  • Work experience in industry would be an advantage.

An above-market social package? That's what we offer at the EPO

  • A competitive salary
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Generous flexibility options allowing you to work from anywhere in the country of employment (min. onsite attendance applies) and a set number of days from any EPC member country
  • Relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependants, childcare, education, expatriation, installation, rent allowance)
  • Contributory medical insurance and pension schemes
  • 30 days of leave per year
  • Free gym access
  • Social activities and clubs

The European Patent Office (EPO) is the second-largest European organisation, employing 7 000 staff from over 30 countries.
The EPO is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. It is headquartered in Munich, but also has a branch in The Hague, offices in Berlin and Vienna, and a liaison office in Brussels.
The EPO strives to support innovation and...


The European Patent Office (EPO) is the second-largest European organisation, employing 7 000 staff from over 30 countries.

The EPO is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. It is headquartered in Munich, but also has a branch in The Hague, offices in Berlin and Vienna, and a liaison office in Brussels.

The EPO strives to support innovation and promote a knowledge-based society in Europe:

- Patent protection enables inventors and companies to be rewarded for their innovation.
- The EPO has built up the world's largest databases of technical information, which it makes available to the public free of charge.
- It also offers a complete range of training on patenting and IP issues

The EPO's mission is to secure the highest quality standards in patenting:

- The European Patent Convention (EPC) provides the legal backbone for its patenting practice.
- The EPO offers a uniform application procedure leading to patent protection in up to 40 European countries.
- Processes at the EPO are fair, transparent and closely monitored for quality at all times.

As an employer, the EPO provides a distinctly multinational work environment in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere:

- We focus on building long-term relationships with our employees.
- We empower our staff to take responsibility and make the right decisions.

Based on this foundation of mutual trust and respect, we at the EPO are ready to meet the future challenges in European intellectual property.

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