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10.09.20

EPO Management is Violating COVID-19 Rules That Managers Gladly Flout While Threatening Staff (Because They’re Above the Law, Which They Routinely Break)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Days ago: EPO Management Threatens People Who Come Back to Work (Updated) (the EPO‘s unfit-to-manage management threatens staff, exploiting COVID-19 as a pretext, as usual)

EPO hypocrites
Maybe they’ll end up killing each other by sharing a deadly virus

Summary: The EPO’s current managers are so dumb that they coyly post evidence of them flouting the rules, just to show off/brag about a meaningless USPTO ‘meeting’ (virtual) that makes it seem like they actually do some work

TWO THINGS have caught our eye, revealing how shameless and dishonest today’s EPO management really is (selected for loyalty and connections, not skills or experience). It makes the USPTO look far, far more professionally competent (see photo above, posted by the EPO). Putting side the attack on 35 U.S.C. § 101/Alice (Supreme Court), the USPTO is at least doing what’s right for the safety of its staff. The EPO? They provided no masks for staff and EPO managers don’t wear any. Maybe they’d also shake hands with Donald Trump, their autocratic idol and COVID-19 carrier? He never confirmed any negative results regarding COVID, yet he’s shaking hands with everybody and goes back to work like a biological hazard. The “Orange One” (not António Campinos) seems to think he’s invincible and almost 220k American casualties simply don’t exist.

“He never confirmed any negative results regarding COVID, yet he’s shaking hands with everybody and goes back to work like a biological hazard.”Anyway, the first ridiculous press release (in the “news” section of the EPO’s Web site) shows us the audacity of these EPO criminals pretending to celebrate “peace” (what a nerve they have) and associating themselves with The Hague (warning: epo.org link) — perhaps where Benoît Battistelli should be, in front of ICC judges like the one he obstructed.

This year, the EPO is a partner for the first time of Just Peace Month, organised by the city of The Hague. As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Just Peace Festival and The Hague International Open Day have been merged into a month-long celebration of work undertaken in the city on peace and justice, at both national and internationals levels.

The second EPO press release (in the “news” section of the EPO’s Web site) (warning: epo.org link) is even more ridiculous and it has a high-resolution photo exposing insufficient distance, no masks, and a visit to the Office when none was necessary. And this is what they send their staff:

The EPO's threatening language

In the photo op notice that by contrast, USPTO staff (shown on the screen) seems to be working from home, separately.

This whole ‘meeting’ (not) is just a photo opportunity sans the symbolic paper-signing, merely perpetuating something that had long existed (and renders this whole meeting worse than meaningless, even needless). It says this:

EPO President António Campinos met [sic] with Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Andrei Iancu. The two heads of Office took part in a video conference earlier this week to discuss efforts to support innovation and innovators who are playing a key role in advancing technology and economic recovery.

One must feel amused by the word “met”; the only people Campinos met are his unmasked colleagues. When you are in EPO management (deeply corrupt and covering up corruption) you need not socially distance from potential COVID-19 carriers. After all, the law isn’t applicable in EPOnia.

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