12.08.22

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European Patent Office (EPO) on the Decline, According to the Fifth Edition of the Technologia Staff Survey

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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EPO 2022 Staff Survey
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Summary: Today we share some documents that circulated amongst EPO staff yesterday; it’s about this year’s staff survey that was not conducted by the EPO itself (to serve EPO management and its twisted agenda)

THE French dictator Benoît Battistelli turned Europe’s second-largest institution into Hell and his French friend António Campinos continues this legacy, based on this year’s staff survey. Summary, ODF version of the corresponding presentation, and results along with a message from the union are included here because copies need to be made available to the general public, which is affected profoundly by EPO affairs, as the video above explains.

It goes beyond European software patents; the video gives the example of COVID-19, with the article below in mind (it was published 2 days ago):

‘Heartbreaking’ and ‘Pathetic’: US Obstructs Patent Waiver for Covid Tests and Treatments

Global health campaigners denounced U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration for refusing to support a temporary suspension of patents for Covid-19 tests and treatments this year, a move that further delays the possibility of securing a World Trade Organization intellectual property waiver aimed at increasing access to lifesaving medical tools in developing nations.

In a statement released on Tuesday morning, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said that “over the past five months, USTR officials held robust and constructive consultations with Congress, government experts, a wide range of stakeholders, multilateral institutions, and WTO members.”

Here, in turn, is the message from the EPO’s union:

Fifth Edition of the Technologia Staff Survey 2022 Results – Executive Summary and Presentation of the Results

On 23 June we informed you of the results of the fifth Technologia Survey and that a letter had been sent to the Administrative Council with two annexes: the Frequency Table in English and the “Présentation des résultats” in French.

An Executive Summary of the Survey is now available as well as a presentation of the results in English attached herewith. For practical and efficiency reasons not all captions in the figures and tables of the presentation of the results have been translated into English. Hopefully this is not a problem for any of you since the interpretation of these captions is straightforward.

Imagine European politicians actually paying attention to it. Some time soon we’ll show that we’ve managed to get some journalists interested in UPC scandals. Expect some press coverage.

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