Wim van der Eijk

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Wim van der Eijk (born ca. 1957) is a Dutch civil servant, currently Vice-President of the European Patent Office (EPO), head of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO, known as DG3 (Directorate-General, 3, Appeals), and Chairman of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal.[1] He has been appointed to this position for a five-year term as from 1 December 2011. Previously, Wim van der Eijk held positions at the Netherlands Patent Office and in the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, he served as an honorary judge at the District Court of The Hague, and he was Principal Director of Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs at the EPO.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Case Law 2011, EPO Board of Appeal Case Law" (PDF). Official Journal of the EPO. European Patent Office. 2012 (Special edition 1): 1. 2012. ISSN 0170-9291. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wim Van der Eijk appointed Vice-President of the EPO". European Patent Office. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "EPO names new appeals head". Managing Intellectual Property. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wim van der Eijk benoemd tot Vice-President Europees Octrooibureau" (in Dutch). Nieuwsbank. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
Positions in intergovernmental organisations
Preceded by
Peter Messerli
Vice-President of the European Patent Office, head of the DG 3 (Appeals)
December 1, 2011–present
Incumbent