Alison Brimelow will not seek reappointment as President of the European Patent Office when her current term expires at the end of June 2010, it was announced today. Rainer Osterwalder, Director of Media Relations at the EPO, told IAM this afternoon: "Yes, I can confirm that Alison Brimelow has informed the EPO staff today that she will not seek an extension of her contract which ends on 30 June 2010."

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