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agent des formalités

English translation: formalities officer (patents)

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French term or phrase:agent des formalités (brevets)
English translation:formalities officer (patents)
Entered by: swisstell
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18:42 Jun 29, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Patents / European Patent Office
French term or phrase: agent des formalités
This person, working at the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office, has signed and sent a decision on a patent. I have it tentatively down as "dispatcher" but am not at all sure. Please confirm or correct.
swisstell
Italy
Local time: 12:41
examiner
Explanation:
According to Wikipedia, "A patent examiner or patent clerk is an employee, usually a civil servant, working within a patent office."
I think "dispatcher" plays down the role too much.

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Note added at 57 mins (2007-06-29 19:40:03 GMT)
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In answer to your note above (and sorry, I don't know how to place this answer in the top box - I'm new to ProZ!), I think the terms is Patent Formalities Officer. cf: http://www.epo.org/about-us/jobs/administrative-staff/ext-41...
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Sarah Llewellyn
Local time: 03:41
Grading comment
Formalities Officer it is! Thanks for your help, Sarah.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Explanation:
According to Wikipedia, "A patent examiner or patent clerk is an employee, usually a civil servant, working within a patent office."
I think "dispatcher" plays down the role too much.

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Note added at 57 mins (2007-06-29 19:40:03 GMT)
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In answer to your note above (and sorry, I don't know how to place this answer in the top box - I'm new to ProZ!), I think the terms is Patent Formalities Officer. cf: http://www.epo.org/about-us/jobs/administrative-staff/ext-41...



    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_examiner
Sarah Llewellyn
Local time: 03:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Formalities Officer it is! Thanks for your help, Sarah.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kim Metzger: Formalities Officer: http://www.law.washington.edu/CASRIP/newsletter/Vol4/newsv4i... http://www.european-patent-office.org/epo/pubs/oj002/05_02/0...
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