Ciaran McGinley, Project Initiator EPO Scenarios for the Future, European Patent Office

Ciaran McGinley, Principal Director of the Controlling Office at the European Patent Office, joined the EPO as an examiner in 1982 and held a wide variety of positions beingclosely involved in a number of key strategic initiatives such as automation, the re-structuring of examination according to industrial sectors, epoline, research into the role ofpatents in the knowledge economy and Mastering the Workload. He holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from the Bristol University in England and an MBA from the HEC-ISA in France.