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05.21.20

The Industrial Revolution 5.0 (or 6.0) — Symptom of Totally Incompetent Management at the European Patent Office

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 7:02 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Buzzwords bonanza, no substance whatsoever!

Buzzwords: 6IR

Summary: European Patent Office (EPO) management is technically, in effect, incompetent; it’s like the Office is run by a bunch of children with no skills other than name-dropping buzzwords and bullcrap

THE Office in Munich would be better off run by the examiners — even the least experienced among them! At least they have some scientific background and some fundamental sense of integrity. Sure, they don’t have the connections (nepotism), but what good is a patent office where people are hired based on blind loyalty rather than actual skills?

“…what good is a patent office where people are hired based on blind loyalty rather than actual skills?”The infantile idiots (a bunch of kids with no babysitter) who run today’s EPO are doing a great disservice to Europe. They don’t know what the heck they’re doing. Or they simply don’t care; they just plunder this institution. Compare today’s leadership to people who led the Office a few decades back (their experience and accomplishments). Is this the best Europe has to offer? Surely not.

The EPO wrote a bunch of totally ridiculous tweets today. We’ve responded to them. I personally responded to about a dozen EPO tweets, many of which echoing the words of António Campinos, but some merit more attention because they deal — directly and indirectly — with software patents in Europe. This was strictly tied to some fake ‘event’ (webstream) ‘in’ Latvia. As readers are aware, such ‘presence’ in Latvia (no, nobody actually went there) is a stunt for buying the vote of Latvia (pop. 1,888,351, compared to 83,754,315 in Germany). It is relatively cheap and there's a powerful effect (it has the same voting power as Germany!). Benoît Battistelli did that routinely. Not just in Latvia…

“They don’t know what the heck they’re doing. Or they simply don’t care; they just plunder this institution.”But anyway, Latvia aside (nobody even went there, it was a lousy webstream), the EPO tweeted: “We’re grateful for Latvia’s contribution as a member of the European patent organisation. As a result of those efforts & all the others in the European patent Network, the quality of our patents is higher, nationally & throughout Europe, said President Campinos”

Speaking of “quality of our patents” as if they value quality at all.

Ask any EPO examiner about that statement. He or she would tell you…

The EPO also tweeted, lumping in COVID-19: “It’s crucial that we come together now to give IPR-intensive industries, and particularly SMEs, all the support they need, as we face the economic aftermath of #COVID19.”

The EPO worsens matters for SMEs. It very well knows this, so it has bribed the media and academia to say the very opposite. Then it spends half a decade citing these ‘studies’ every week, googlebombing information or overwhelming actual information with pure propaganda, cleverly-crafted junk, manufactured solely in order to mislead the public.

“As readers are aware, such ‘presence’ in Latvia (no, nobody actually went there) is a stunt for buying the vote of Latvia (pop. 1,888,351, compared to 83,754,315 in Germany).”Going back to Campinos, here’s another new tweet: “The IP system has supported useful technologies, like algorithms that help predict infection chains, drones that can deliver medicines, machines for diagnostics, & communications technologies that helped loved ones stay in touch said EPO President António Campinos #IPVision2020″

Once again leveraging COVID-19, this time for software patents propaganda (as if such patents save lives). Here he is subtly promoting patents on algorithms — an illegal practice, but what does he care? (Nobody holds the EPO accountable for lawbreaking)

Today’s EPO is run by totally incompetent people and nontechnical goons who are also abundantly unethical. Watch their “industrial revolution” BS along with “industry [some number]” as surrogates for software patents. As if this is the best they can do to justify illegal European Patents on algorithms.

In the outsourced (proprietary) webstreams Yann Ménière (so-called ‘economist’) showed that he had learned or memorised some new buzzwords, then resorted to shallow version inflation.

This tweet said: “Industry 5.0 points to how to best use emerging technologies to best serve people according to Yann Ménière, EPO Chief Economist at #IPVision2020 Watch it LIVE now…”

“Watch their “industrial revolution” BS along with “industry [some number]” as surrogates for software patents.”Wow. 2 years passed and now he’s up to “5.0″. Is next year “6.0″? This is how EPO management oftentimes promotes illegal patents on algorithms…

Here comes…

Tada! The “industrial revolution”…

“Yann Ménière, EPO Chief Economist, gives an overview of industrial revolutions and the patent system at #IPVision2020 Watch it LIVE now,” said this tweet.

History in the making.

An… “industrial revolution”!

This is very blatant promotion of software patents which are illegal, using meaningless or very vague buzzwords the EPO paid the media to spread (we covered evidence of those payments; they even bragged when they got Korean media to print this nonsense).

“This is very blatant promotion of software patents which are illegal, using meaningless or very vague buzzwords the EPO paid the media to spread (we covered evidence of those payments; they even bragged when they got Korean media to print this nonsense).”Last but not least there’s this (with an identical twin tweet; one with a little variation or a typo): “Innovation in #3Dprinting has exploded in the last years, says Yann Ménière, EPO Chief Economist at #IPVision2020. We’ll publish soon a study that looks at the innovation landscape in this disruptive & pervasive technology.”

Oh, a ‘study’…

Is that another one of those ‘studies’ that involve the EPO bribing scholars in exchange for reaffirmation/propaganda? Surely…

Like so-called ‘economists’, what we deal with here isn’t science but more like religion. Or patentism — including the belief (without evidence) that patents on algorithms are desirable and beneficial. Because “industrial revolution”… or something “5.0″.

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