Jesper Kongstad was Chairman of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation from 2010 to September 2017. Until September 2017, he was also Director General of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. In 2009, he was candidate for the position of President of the European Patent Office, which was to be filled on 1 July 2010, but, in December 2009, he withdrew his candidacy. Jesper Kongstad had been elected as Chairman of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation on 29 June 2010. He took up office on 1 July 2010 for a period of three years, later extended to six years.
- European Patent Office (EPO) web site, Administrative Council, Composition. Consulted on March 26, 2009.
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- Krempl, Stefan (30 June 2017). "Europäisches Patentamt: Deutscher löst Dänen an Verwaltungsratsspitze ab" [European Patent Office: German replaces Dane at the head of the Administrative Council]. heise online (in German). Heise Media. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- "152nd meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (The Hague, 28 and 29 June 2017)". European Patent Office. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
- "Sune Stampe Sørensen bliver ny direktør for Patent- og Varemærkestyrelsen" [Sune Stampe Sørensen becomes new director of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office] (in Danish). Erhvervsministeriet. August 8, 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- EPO web site, Applications received for the post of EPO President Archived 2009-09-22 at the Wayback Machine, 17 September 2009. Consulted on September 18, 2009.
- EPO web site, Communiqué from the Administrative Council Archived 2009-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, Updates, December 11, 2009. Consulted on December 12, 2009.
- (in German) Stefan Krempl, Führungskrise beim Europäischen Patentamt, heise online, 11.12.2009 18:23. Consulted on December 12, 2009.
- EPO website, Jesper Kongstad elected Chairman of Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation Archived 2010-07-03 at the Wayback Machine, News, June 29, 2010. Consulted on June 30, 2010.
- "Re-election of the Chair of the Administrative Council". European Patent Office. 26 March 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
- Questions by epi to the candidates for the position as President of the EPO, Mr. Jesper Kongstad by the European Patent Institute (epi), October 2009.
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