António Campinos took up office as the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) on 1 July 2018. With 38 member states and over 6 400 staff, he leads one of the largest public service institutions in Europe. Prior to his appointment as EPO President, António Campinos was the Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante/Spain (from 2010 until June 2018) and was elected President of the Portuguese National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in 2005. As Portuguese national with a master's degree in public law and advanced European studies, António Campinos was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Alicante, Spain, in 2017. He was also inducted to the IP Hall of Fame of the Intellectual Asset Management magazine in recognition of his significant contribution to intellectual property law and practice.