03.08.21

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Examining Today’s EPO Propaganda About the Disastrous EQE, a Subject of Much Scorn and EPO Corruption (Updated)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 2:31 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The EPO’s e-EQE was a complete and utter disaster; but in an act of overt revisionism (i.e. the usual from this administration) the EPO pretends everything went well, bar a minor glitch lasing a few minutes

THE OTHER week the EPO suffered a major blunder; the barely-tested and likely unlawful system was put in place to give an illusion of normality at the EPO. It went as badly as predicted and we can safely assume lots of cheating too (these sorts of ‘exams’ are falsely advertised), not just by EPO management that skips the exams and fraudulently obtains diplomas.

“Truth and the EPO’s managers cannot coexist.”Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos have turned the EQE into the same fiasco the EPO became notorious for. The place is in disarray, the hiring bar fell sharply, quality of patents fell sharply (many bogus patents such as European software patents are being granted). As published a few hours ago, in the EPO’s Web site (warning: epo.org link), “the EPO successfully held the inaugural e-EQE.”

Oh, really? How “successfully”? Ask people who participated.

EPO Rating Cartoonthe item in the RSS feed is dated yesterday, so they spent a lot of time embellishing the text to contain euphemisms and lies. Revisionism, pure and simple.

I did a quick rebuttal in the video at the top. They’re just lying to everybody, including media, stakeholders, and staff.

As if turns out, the lies told to staff (e.g. false accusations against SUEPO) have escalated further and the staff representatives have had to circulate a clarification. The Central Staff Committee told staff the following:

Communication policy: Intranet publications of the Staff Representation are still signed

Dear colleagues,

A few months ago, the Office announced a change to its publishing guidelines, allegedly taking another step towards a “one-voice policy”: announcements on the intranet would normally no longer be linked to a particular unit, i.e. they would not be signed and would therefore no longer contain the person or unit responsible for the publication. However, some exceptions were defined, such as for your Staff Representation.

Please bear in mind that all the publications from your Staff Representation are still signed by the competent committee.

You can rest assured that when you see an intranet announcement without any indication of the person or unit responsible for the publication, it does not come from your Staff Representation, even if it refers to the Central Staff Committee or a Local Staff Committee.

There is still progress to be made in social dialogue before we and the Administration speak with one voice.

This is the same social [sic] dialogue [sic] which was undermined again by systematic liars.

The unfortunate thing is, those who actually had a firsthand experience with the EQE will likely get pissed off and feel alienated by today’s EPO statement. Truth and the EPO’s managers cannot coexist.

Update: This comment was posted half an hour ago: “EPO declares that the eEQE was a great success before the feedback from candidates has even closed for submissions….hmm….”

They already feel offended, as expected.

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