- Company name:
- European Patent Office
- job title:
- Engineers and Scientists
- functional area:
The European Patent Office is currently recruiting Engineers and Scientists to work as Patent Examiners at its offices in Munich, Berlin (Germany) and The Hague (The Netherlands) to examine patent applications and oppositions in our three official languages (English, German, French).
This involves searching in online databases, analysing documents, communicating orally and in writing with patent applicants and their attorneys, and taking decisions on the granting of patents valid in up to 36 European countries.
- Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation.
- Full university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, engineering or natural sciences. The degree should be relevant to the technical field in which you would like to work.
- Generally, an excellent knowledge of one official language (English, French and German) and the ability to understand the other two. In exceptional cases, excellent knowledge of one official language and the ability to understand another. In such a case, the Office may also consider offering a fixed-term contract (for a maximum of three years) instead of permanent employment. Candidates recruited on that basis may be appointed as permanent employees if, no later than three months before expiry of the contract, they demonstrate that they have reached the level of knowledge of the third language stipulated in the contract.