Work as an examiner
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Role of an examiner
Patent examiners work at the forefront of technology and deal every day with the latest and most challenging technical innovations.
The job of a European patent examiner demands a unique combination of scientific expertise, analytical thinking, language skills and an interest in intellectual property law.
The EPO provides a two-year training programme for newly recruited examiners, combining classroom learning with tutoring by individually assigned coaches.
Contact an examiner
Our examiners will be happy to answer your questions about life and work at the EPO.