21 February 2018Patents

Administrative Council to deliberate EPO’s employment plan

The European Patent Office’s (EPO) supervisory body, the Administrative Council (AC), will deliberate an employment proposal put forward by EPO president Benoît Battistelli to recruit staff on renewable contracts of five years in March.

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15 November 2017   Benoît Battistelli, the president of the European Patent Office, has proposed an employment plan to recruit staff on renewable contracts of five years.
28 November 2017   Benoît Battistelli’s tenure at the European Patent Office has been “undoubtedly positive” but there has been a “heavy-handed approach”, the chairman of the Administrative Council has said.
6 March 2018   European Patent Office president Benoît Battistelli has ensured that a controversial term in an employment proposal has been dropped, just weeks before the EPO’s supervisory body, the Administrative Council, will deliberate the plan.