Thursday, December 14 2023   \  Published by Juve Patent.

Austrian Patent Office names new president

Austrian Patent Office names new president

The Austrian Patent Office has officially appointed Stefan Harasek as its new president. He has been interim head since July 2023 after taking over from Mariana Karepova, who left for the EPO.

The Austrian Patent Office has now found a successor to Mariana Karepova. Stefan Harasek, who has been managing the office’s business on an interim basis since July, officially took over the position of president on 1 December. Harasek is the 19th president in the office’s almost 125-year history.

Stefan Harasek joined the Austrian Patent Office in 2004 as a patent examiner. In 2016 he established and coordinated a group focusing on strategy, through which he helped the office target new demographics. He then became the Austrian Patent Office’s vice president in 2022, taking over responsibility for the entire field of inventions. Read more

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