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The background to the EPO dispute

James Nurton, London

Staff at the EPO have been staging a series of strikes over the past month, and there have also been protests and demonstrations. Managing IP looks behind the rhetoric at what’s going on

Who are the EPO staff?

The EPO has about 7,000 staff, most of them patent examiners, from the 38 EPC member states. Its two largest offices are in Munich, Germany and The Hague, The Netherlands. It also has branches in...

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