Engineers and Scientists

Engineer Engineers and Scientists
Location Hague area, Netherlands
Activity European Patent Organisation
Level Bachelor, Master
Experience 0-5 Years
Background Physics, Engineering, Medical, various

Employment Permanent
Reference# 10380
Date posted Feb-2013

Opportunities in various technical fields:

Applied physics; Measuring and testing
Applied thermodynamics
Audio video media
Civil engineering
Electrical and electronic technology
Industrial chemistry
Lighting/vehicle lighting/electromechanics
Mechanical engineering
Medical technology
Vehicles and general technology


Key Accountabilities:

Combining scientific expertise with analytical research and an eye for the legal aspects of intellectual property.

The main tasks of an examiner are to search and examine patent applications received by the EPO. Patent applications are texts and drawings describing an invention and submitted by individuals or companies seeking legal protection.

■The purpose of the search is to find the most relevant previously published technical disclosures ("prior art") against which the patentability of the application can be assessed.
■Substantive examination enables the applicant (or authorised representative such as a patent attorney) to be informed of any objections to the grant of a patent, with a view to resolving these through correspondence and, where necessary, oral proceedings.
■Examiners may also be involved in opposition proceedings if the patent is contested.



■Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation.

■Full university degree 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.