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IAM Works (Lies) for Corrupt EPO Management and for Team UPC, Now Behind Paywalls (Possibly to Limit Critics’ Access, Lowering Scrutiny and Fact-Checking)

Posted in Deception, Europe, Interview, Patents at 8:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Promoting illegal software patents in Europe:

IAM CII
Benjamin Henrion has quoted Campinos as saying: “If the German Federal Constitutional Court gives the green light to German ratification, the system can go ahead regardless of Brexit if the political will is there.” He said that it just means “Political will to get software patents through the backdoor” and also quoted the part where Campinos says: “When the EPO was created, the patent system was about supporting innovation in hardware. Now we’re rapidly moving into a software era. More than 1/2 of all patent applications will have some form of content relating to CIIs” (the underlying message is, “send us lots of codefake ‘inventions’ patent applications or software patent applications. We’ll accept them all and call them “CII” or “AI”; just ensure you put your real name on the application and not the name of a computer program like "DABUS")

IAM CII AI
“HEY HI!” (AI) May we offer another buzzword for “CII”?

Summary: European Patent Office puff pieces come not only in German but also behind paywalls, amplifying patently false claims that are justified because these are mere “interviews” (no fact-checking necessary)

THE European Patent Office (EPO) cannot be trusted. The management has skeletons and skulls in its closet and it would go to great lengths to protect enablers, including those who secure the jobs of successors (based on perceived loyalty, kinship, nationality and political allegiances). It’s a cult, it’s a dangerous cabal. Lies become “alternative truths” or “alternative facts” (a Trumpian term) and IAM ‘magazine’ is an extension of this same family. It’s part of the cabal. It won’t bite the palm that feeds it.

“…IAM ‘magazine’ is an extension of this same family. It’s part of the cabal. It won’t bite the palm that feeds it.”As we noted in our previous article, patent quality has collapsed and anybody who dares speak about it gets severe unwarranted bollocking. It’s an unspeakable truth as it harms the cult by refuting its lies. Benoît Battistelli kept making it more expensive to challenge decisions — something that António Campinos does at an even accelerated rate. We covered the upcoming changes this morning (effective next month).

Just like Battistelli, Campinos relies on IAM for information warfare; he uses IAM to spread lies and spin (measuring things like speed as though they are “quality”). From the new interview:

IAM propaganda

Stay classy, IAM! Serve the ‘patent class’.

“Just like Battistelli, Campinos relies on IAM for information warfare; he uses IAM to spread lies and spin (measuring things like speed as though they are “quality”).”The money will keep coming! In the form of event ‘sponsorship’ (bribes) etc.

One can read on, past the paywall, to find North Korea-esque propaganda like the EPO's Working Party on Quality. They name “Working Parties” after lies they strive to disseminate. Remember what North Korea’s DPRK stands for: “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

Putting aside the lies about quality, watch the EPO promoting illegal software patents yet again, as recently as a couple of days ago. “How can you use patent analysis to gain insight into the developments of #blockchain? We’ll be talking about that here…” (link omitted)

The EPO itself admitted that these are software patents.

“Let’s just say that if the interview had the word “Campinos” replaced by “Battistelli” it would still make perfect sense. Perfect sense!”The interview has loads of lies in it, but it’s many pages long and would take a lot of time to debunk thoroughly, let alone exhaustively. Let’s just say that if the interview had the word “Campinos” replaced by “Battistelli” it would still make perfect sense. Perfect sense!

In the next article we’re going to remind readers that Campinos is as bad as Battistelli if not worse. Ignore the smiles, the photo ops, and the softly-spoken lies (tone doesn’t determine accuracy or sincerity).

We’ve decided to focus on the lies told about UPC, seeing that it’s still in the news (albeit not as often as 2 weeks ago).

Kluwer Patent Blog tweeted: “Message from the UPC Preparatory Committee: Once Germany will be in a position to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement and the Protocol on the Provisional Application, arrangements will be made to deal with the implications of the UK‘s departure.”

“We’ve decided to focus on the lies told about UPC, seeing that it’s still in the news (albeit not as often as 2 weeks ago).”Well, the UPC Preparatory Committee suggests doing something illegal. These people have gone insane — so irrational now that they’re redundant (no job). The UPC Preparatory Committee and its cohorts should have already been criminally investigated when they advertised jobs that do not exist and will never exist. “Then they break AETR,” Henrion told Kluwer, “and a second constitutional complaint will be launched [] UPC boosters are so desperate to have it running at all costs.”

He later called it “UPC boosters dreams” and I reminded him that Ramsey “will be unemployed soon. This liar, a chronic liar, is struggling for his survival. He’s already a circus clown in the eyes of many in the legal community.” [sic]

“They still believe they can get it running,” he told me personally.

Who’s they?

“UPC pusher CIPA is keeping mostly mum at the moment.”EPO management is who or what he was referring to.

UPC pusher CIPA is keeping mostly mum at the moment. One short statement and then it vanished. It’s really loathed at the moment, but not for its corruption and UPC stunts.

The IAM interview (paywalled; the headline says “Exclusive to IAM, the EPO president’s first in-depth interview since getting the job” and it’s many pages of lie after lie) came shortly after Campinos came to London to entertain other publications that lobby for the UPC, notably Managing IP (which did other UPC boosting pieces, based on his speech at their event). Two weeks after IAM puff pieces like “EPO users can expect big changes over coming years, says Campinos” (from IAM’s Editor-in-chief Joff Wild) came the long form puff piece, shielded from critics by a stubborn paywall we’ve managed to get around, exposing silly photos of a sitting Campinos trying to seem gentle and compassionate, even innocent. IAM was retweeted by EPO as saying: “Fascinating, in-depth interview with @EPOorg president António Campinos. His first since taking charge of the office just over 18 months ago.”

“As we said earlier, the same interview could be done with Battistelli and it would be difficult to discern.”He lacks a mouth, doesn’t it? Maybe the policy of his is to duck the media, for fear that his real agenda will be exposed (it’s the same as Battistelli’s).

As we said earlier, the same interview could be done with Battistelli and it would be difficult to discern.

The key part (to us at least) is UPC boosting from the EPO’s favourite paid mouthpiece. UPC is mentioned in the summary and all the references, based on just one little portion of the whole interview (towards the end). I’ve asked them: “Has António paid you yet, like Benoît Battistelli did (to promote the UPC in the United States)?”

Readers should remember where the money came from. Always follow the money and realise that IAM is serving as a pro-UPC PR agency, an extension of the EPO’s (and funded by it).

“Mr. Wild is like the sort of shy schoolgirl, nodding and smiling while parroting everything “the master” (or headmaster) says…”This puff piece ‘interview’ had not a single difficult question, as one can expect from IAM. It was exploited as a UPC boosting opportunity and the EPO’s sole tweet about it said: “In an interview with @IAM_magazine , EPO President António Campinos talks about his vision for the future of the Office, #AI, patent quality, #UP/#UPC and much more. Have a look: https://www.iam-media.com/law-policy/man-plan …”

To spare readers the cost of IAM subscription, let’s just say that on every single point (named above) he spread wonderful lies. IAM didn’t challenge these. Mr. Wild is like the sort of shy schoolgirl, nodding and smiling while parroting everything “the master” (or headmaster) says…

Mr. Wild knows where the money and power is. He’s a money-chasing charlatan.

It’s ridiculous. It’s laughable. This guy calls himself “journalist” (seriously), but his behaviour in IAM exposes him as little but PR agent, often for patent trolls that pay him for press releases and ghostwritten crap (we gave several examples over the years). One comment said “it seems to be paywalled” and I responded by saying: “It’s a feature. It helps keep EPO critics out and away.”

Here’s the part about the UPC, way way down towards the end:

IAM UPC

Can readers count the lies there? We can count more than a dozen. Coronavirus can help distract from EPO corruption and journalists are busy dealing with more urgent issues than proper research and fact-checking UPC claims.

Here’s a new sort of meme we found this morning:

MSServices on UPC
Credit: MSServices on UPC

At this point, as we approach the end of the month when Judge Huber said the FCC would have a decision, the UPC has nothing left to it but lies. It’s a big circus of lies and fabrications.

“So UPC is dead. It doesn’t even matter what Judge (or Justice) Huber does at the FCC.”Cees Mulder wrote this new comment to say: “« London » is explicitly mentioned in Art.7(2) of the UPC agreement as one of the « sections » of the Unified Patent Court.”

So UPC is dead. It doesn’t even matter what Judge (or Justice) Huber does at the FCC. It also doesn’t matter how many robes they prepare for ‘prospective’ UPC judges or how many ‘webinars’ and ‘seminars’ and ‘workshops’ companies like ResearchAndMarkets still plan to ‘train’ people.

The full comment from Cees Mulder is worth reproducing here:

« London » is explicitly mentioned in Art.7(2) of the UPC agreement as one of the « sections » of the Unified Patent Court. If the UK does not wish be part of the UPC, the negotiations have to be reopened after which finding a new agreement would be difficult.

If the UK – after an effective BREXIT – were allowed to stay in the UPC, this would have been a kind of « paradox ». From the beginning Switzerland indicated its desire to join the unitary patent system, but CH was denied access by the CJEU because not being a EU member State. Nevertheless, with the participation of CH (and other non-EU States) the unitary patent system would have been stronger.

Another path to follow is to amend the European Patent Convention (EPC) towards a community patent treaty. My proposal would be to have one official EPO language (English only in Art. 14 EPC), make the boards of appeal truly independent from the Office (establish trias politica in Art. 4 EPC) and add after-grant centralised court proceedings.

If the UK desires to be truly legally independent op the EU, can they live with decisions of the boards of appeal and decisions/opinions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal. Should we fear that the UK will also abandon the EPC?

There are many more comments to that effect, but we cannot keep abreast of everything. We’ve already seen many more comments to the same effect (across a number of sites, social control media, forums and so on).

“Well, if you rely on the words of this “preparatory committee” (an extension of Team UPC) and EPO management for facts about UPC then you might as well listen to Donald Trump and his colleagues portraying Coronavirus as a “plot” or a “hoax” perpetrated by the Democratic Party.”Just don’t rely on so-called ‘advice’ from law firms with their promotional copies in Lexology and other IAM-connected publishers. 90% of them contain lies. They almost always do. Here’s a new one by Jonathan Turnbull , David Webb and Rachel Montagnon (Herbert Smith Freehills), citing the “preparatory committee” and EPO management as if they’re reliable on these matters. To quote:

16. Optimism from the EPO and UPC Preparatory Committee on UPC start date; EU JURI Committee report highlights continuing challenges

We update on the UPC in light of comments made at the EPO and UPC preparatory committee which met in January of this year.

Well, if you rely on the words of this “preparatory committee” (an extension of Team UPC) and EPO management for facts about UPC then you might as well listen to Donald Trump and his colleagues portraying Coronavirus as a “plot” or a “hoax” perpetrated by the Democratic Party.

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