European Patent Office Names Dual Heads for Successive Terms

Law360, New York (October 30, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Patent Organization, long embroiled in a row between its member states over the appointment of a new head of the European Patent Office, finally resolved the controversy on Thursday with a compromise in which the French and U.K. candidates take on dual successive mandates.

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organization elected Alain Pompidou, the French candidate, to succeed Germany's Ingo Kober as President of the European Patent Office for a three-year term beginning on 1 July 2004. Pompidou will be succeeded by...
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