The Administrative Council (AC) of the European Patent Organisation has elected António Campinos to succeed Benoît Battistelli as President of the EPO. Campinos 5-year term will start on 1 July 2018.
According to an EPO announcement, the Portuguese Campinos was elected during the AC meeting in Munich today. He is currently Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). As a former president of the Portuguese Patent Institute (INPI), he was the Portuguese representative on the Administrative Council for many years.