Annual Review 2020

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A year of rapid transformation

The EPO adapted to the challenges of the pandemic by successfully switching to a largely digital workspace. The resilience of staff meant performance remained high, as demand for European patents remained steady, enabling us to continue implementing our Strategic Plan 2023.

Further information


Message from EPO President António Campinos.

Executive summary

Highlights from the review.

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic

A year like no other.

Key achievements

Read about progress made last year towards each of the five goals of our Strategic Plan

Goal 1
Engaged and empowered

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Goal 2
Digital transformation

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Goal 3
Master quality

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Goal 4
Partner for positive impact

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Goal 5
Secure sustainability

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