08.13.21

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The Grave Dangers of Politicised Patent Offices and a Politicians-Run EPO

Posted in Europe, Patents at 10:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum f9b31c78ce1c951f2993bc638a842788

Summary: We have come to the point where the needs of science — and specifically technology/engineering/health — aren’t met by certain patent offices because they’re not run by scientists; instead they’re run by dishonest, highly ambitious and self-serving politicians who view top positions (visibility) as a route to power grabs and self-promotion

THE EPO‘s tyranny isn’t just the work of Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos. They’ve long had facilitators and some of them will be named. In fact, some of them are still around. Battistelli himself used to be one of those facilitators (he had managed to spearhead the Council owing to his political connections in France).

“At the moment the EPO is run by a bunch of unqualified or grossly under-qualified people. They overcompensate for it by bullying ordinary staff and misusing buzzwords.”It seems safe to say that politicians are, on average, more prone to mischief, lying, and bribery. There are of course some exceptions, but those are rare. At the moment the EPO is run by a bunch of unqualified or grossly under-qualified people. They overcompensate for it by bullying ordinary staff and misusing buzzwords. This is the typical by-product of insecurity or inferiority complex (intimidation and deterrence). The EPO should never have come to this despotic state and a few rogue appointments are now irreversible (nepotism cements power). They’re moreover protected by the (in theory/principle) overseeing body, which is itself in need of hiding some skeletons in its cupboard.

We’ve published memes and articles, videos and outlines, and we’re just getting started. There’s plenty more to come. Here is the index of all core parts published so far:

  1. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part I: A New EPO Balkan Affair?
  2. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part II: A Mysterious Fist-Bumping Masquerade in Skopje
  3. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part III: A Longtime Associate of the Doyen
  4. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part IV: A Party Political Animal
  5. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part V: Sharing Out the Spoils of Public Office
  6. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part VI: A Learned Legal Luminary
  7. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part VII: An Academic Institution With a Political Mission
  8. An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part VIII: An Inspector Calls

There’s plenty more to come this weekend. The video at the top discusses parts 7 and 8 (both published in the past 24 hours). We’ll try to do a video for almost every part, however demanding this can be when we publish almost one part per day or even more sometimes.

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