The European Patent Office announced its decision to elect António Campinos as President of EPO. His five-year term will start on 1 July 2018.
Mr. Campinos is currently Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). He is also a former President of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).
The new President will have to deal with complex issues such as the ongoing conflict between the EPO staff and the Office leaders and the uncertainty regarding the future of the Unified EU Patent Court in the light of Brexit.
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