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12.08.15

EPO ‘Investigators’ Are Almost Technically Illiterate, Definitely Biased by Design

Posted in Europe, Patents at 11:11 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The “copy-paste” department of the European Patent Office (EPO) evokes the Yuppie-Nuremberg defense?

Inspector Gadget

Summary: Why the EPO’s praetorian guard seems incapable of forming solid arguments, let alone form an independent, unbiased evaluation of the situation (guess who pays the bill)

THE EPO‘s management must have realised by now that outside the area of patent examination (brilliant people!) it simply lacks brainpower. Any administration of such precious manpower must be respectful towards such an invaluable asset. Team Battistelli (a tightly-connected cabal), however, does everything wrong. The schoolyard bully behaviour is renowned as a hallmark of insecurity due to lack of mental capacity.

The EPO is now trying to hire ‘forensics’-centric experts (more technical people), based on these recent job openings. Seeing the quality of EPO ‘investigations’, we can’t say we’re surprised.

“The schoolyard bully behaviour is renowned as a hallmark of insecurity due to lack of mental capacity.”Let’s start with some funny nitpicking. if the EPO didn’t just BLOCK the whole of Techrights (site-wide), its so-called ‘investigators’ would possibly have typed the domain name right. They write techrights.com instead of techrights.org. Maybe they don’t even know the difference and can’t grasp the concept of domain suffix. Remember that the EPO does not employ technical people in the I.U. (we wrote about its members before [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]). Control Risks staff too have come from a background of war and conflict*, not technology. When the EPO hires FTI Consulting and Control Risks it reveals its vested interests. It is basically hiring notorious union busters (in secret), not investigators. For the former, the EPO alleges that it is merely misunderstood by the public and for the latter it alleges it is doing “investigations”. Well, judging by the history of Control Risks, it’s actually about resistance-crushing and union-busting, perhaps cleverly disguised as “intelligence”.

Whoever wrote the terrible “J’accuse” against Hardon (it’s said to be the I.U. and Control Risks, who depend for their salary on appeasing Team Battistelli) is clearly is more of a wannabe prosecutor, not an investigator. For hire in the case of Control Risks…

“They evidently send what seems like templates, with slight variations.”Only one who is clueless about matters of law would accept allegations brought forth by people who claim to be “investigators” (totally not independent) who are paid by the accuser…

In the “J’accuse” of Team Battistelli, these well-paid spinners try to paint EPO managers as saving staff from suicides; by means of malicious insinuations, the so-called ‘investigators’ blame it on SUEPO.

Let’s leave aside the self-serving spin for a moment.

“They refer to a lady as “Mister” because they forgot to properly edit their templates.”Whoever writes the laughable accusations for the EPO is clearly not technical. Bush says he uses “the Google” and the EPO’s so-called ‘investigators’ say “this letter was also published on internet on the websites of Fosspatents” (that’s Florian Müller).

Yes, they said “on internet” (never mind lack of capitalisation). They must have meant “on the Internet”.

But wait, it gets worse. They evidently send what seems like templates, with slight variations. Consider the following two examples (two different letters on the left and on the right):

Threats letter 1

Here are a third and fourth letters:

Threats letter 2

Look more closely at this second pair They refer to a lady as “Mister” because they forgot to properly edit their templates.

Threats letter to Hardon

I too received legal letters with the wrong name in them, suggesting that a template was used and a similar threat was probably sent to another blogger/reporter (if not many more). But hey, maybe they’re just lazy, as they’re clearly not underfunded.

Watch the so-called ‘investigator’ (or accuser) using whois as a sort ‘evidence’ appended to letters. Nice job, 'Sherlock'!

SUEPO whois

Perhaps it’s not the case that the EPO’s management is malicious. Maybe it’s just not competent enough (mentally) to realise that what it’s doing will backfire pretty badly. They don’t seem to understand how the Streisand Effect works.
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* We sometimes wonder if the EPO can (mis)use its contract with the UK-based Control Risks for parallel construction, e.g. through mates in GCHQ. If this kind of lawlessness prevails (as it certainly does in Five Eyes whenever it serves those in power), a so-called ‘anti-terrorism’ apparatus can provide powerful people with parallel construction-derived pointers. In Five Eyes nations like the UK, journalists (not paid stenographers) are not safe, not even in their own homes (not anymore).

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