At this press conference the President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, will give an overview of the results achieved by the EPO in 2012:
These are some of the points addressed in this press conference, which will also include a q/a session.
Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office
Benoît Battistelli became President of the European Patent Office on 1 July 2010. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), Mr Battistelli has had a long and varied career in the French civil service. He joined the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 1978, and went on to hold various posts, including Trade Commissioner to Poland, Italy, India and Turkey. In 1997 Mr Battistelli was appointed Regional Director for Foreign Trade for the Paris-Ile-de-France region. In 1999 he became director for innovation, competitiveness and industrial property policy at the Economy Ministry. Later he served as Chief Advisor to Nicole Fontaine, a minister and former European Parliament President. In 2004 Mr Battistelli was appointed Director General of the French National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI), a position he held until June 2010. Mr Battistelli has also served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation.
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