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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

EPO Finances Committee

The Committee's terms of reference are to keep under review the information available, from the EPO or otherwise, concerning all aspects of the financial affairs and forward planning of the EPO having relevance for the levels of official fees charged to the applicant. The concern of the Committee is not just the absolute level of fees, but also assessing whether the users of the EPO get value for money. This involves looking to the Annual Report and other documents relating to the EPO's costs, staffing, financial obligations, performance, and levels of demand.

The committee shall have a maximum of four full members, and up to four substitute members.

Terms of References of the EPO Finances Committee

Committee Members
Country Name
BE Francis Leyder (assoc.)
CH Michael Liebetanz
DE Andreas Winter
GB James Charles Boff
IE Lindsay Joseph Casey