Mr. Francois Regis Hannart
Principal Director, European and International Co-operation
European Patent Office
As Principal Director of European and International Co‐operation, François‐Régis Hannart contributes to the development of EPO policy by promoting, strengthening and co‐ordinating co‐operation affairs with the EPO Member States and international partners. He is also responsible for the policy, strategy and administration regarding the European Qualifying Examination for Professional Representatives (EQE).
Before joining the European Patent Office, he worked for five years at the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in France including as Director of Information Systems. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Science and an IT Master's Degree from Paris 1 University.