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Lawyers urge EPO for quality as new plan branded “propaganda”

Max Walters, London


Lawyers who have regular dealings with the EPO are sceptical about the office’s four-year strategic plan – given its alleged focus on speed over quality – and call for more clarity over staff relations

The EPO says that granting patents in a timely manner and placing an increased focus on staff engagement will be its major policies for the next four years, though regular users of the system are unconvinced following a turbulent last...


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