06.25.22

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The Past Week at EPO, Europe’s Most Corrupt Patent Office

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: A roundup of this past week’s EPO coverage at Techrights, based mostly on internal documents/publications

THE END of next week might bring the news that António Campinos will end his term next summer, i.e. a repetition of Benoît Battistelli getting ‘voted’ out in 2017 or 5 years ago.

I decided to do a quick and spontaneous video explaining the many things which happened or were revealed this past week. National representatives have been sent messages to inform them, but will they heed the warning?

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