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05.26.16

The EPO is Doing Great, Says EPO-Connected ‘News’ Site

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 9:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Like asking Les Echos about the EPO amid ceremonial distractions where a lot of money changes hands

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Summary: IAM ‘magazine’, a longtime ally of the EPO, gives people the impression that all is fine and dandy at the EPO even though that’s clearly not the case

THERE IS a lot to distract with and distract from right now at the EPO. There is also a huge marketing budget (almost a million dollars, €880,000 to be precise, spent on ‘outside help’ from a firm that pays IAM 'magazine').

“Very limited sample sets in such a survey are bad enough; what’s worse is that they’re all self-selecting readers of a pro-EPO site, so how reliable can that be?”The EPO’s lobbying for the UPC is now a daily thing and Mr. Battistelli has a good (effective) propaganda rag in IAM, which has just come out with this nonsense, choosing a pro-EPO angle right there in the headline, a sort of odd cherry-picking of data. “The result repeats the one the office achieved in last year’s survey,” it says, but remember that the EPO has a recent history of ‘spamming’ to game/prop up its own polls [1, 2].

“We received over 600 responses in total,” says IAM several paragraphs down (this is not emphasised because this number is relatively low). There are more than 10 times that number in EPO staff alone. Very limited sample sets in such a survey are bad enough; what’s worse is that they’re all self-selecting readers of a pro-EPO site, so how reliable can that be? Probably as reliable as a Facebook investigation into its own censorship of trending topics or a Pentagon probe of its own war crimes (hence the reference above).

“With help from FTI Consulting, CRG and apparently bodyguard/security agencies (secrets contracts, passage of great wealth to private hands) the EPO is no longer a patent office but increasingly a thuggish propaganda agency that goes aggressive on anyone who dares to question the propaganda.”This is something that people have become accustomed to but are not prepared to accept. The EPO is a malicious organisation that admits there is a crisis due to the management. Will people start complaining to their delegates about alleged 'buying' of votes by Battistelli or do people need more evidence? An internal audit won’t do. As one person put it earlier today, “show me the detailed proposal and concrete proof that it will be put before the AC and I will see what I can do about my complaining to my country’s representative to the AC.”

Do not ever trust anything that EPO management says, whether it's about bicycles, weapons, Nazis, or even so-called ‘results’ [1, 2, 3]. With help from FTI Consulting, CRG and apparently bodyguard/security agencies (secrets contracts, passage of great wealth to private hands) the EPO is no longer a patent office but increasingly a thuggish propaganda agency that goes aggressive on anyone who dares to question the propaganda.

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