António Campinos and the Alicante Clique (EPO Management, Appointed Based on Nepotism Despite Lack of Qualifications) Nowadays Exploiting Kids for PR Charades

Posted in Deception, Europe, Marketing, Patents at 11:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Campinos Wooing the Children
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Summary: The sick old habit of exploiting kids for Public Relations (PR) and marketing purposes is all too common at the EPO (they’re constantly exploiting “the children” [1, 2, 3, 4] to associate criticism of the EPO with demeaning the young and innocent), but the management — which enjoys nepotism and immunity rather than relevant skills — carries on today and it’s being called “inaugural”

“Young Inventors”. What does that even mean? When I was a teenager I saw that word being used to describe me and my friends (who were also my classmates). 20 years later I saw newspaper articles about it, mis-portraying what we did as “inventing patents” though we never bothered with patents at all*. Maybe we were used for propaganda in the media. But at age 15 or 16 I did not quite understand what was going on*.

Fast-forward to 2022 and we now see the EPO doing this too. Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos have been increasingly using the children or “girls” (young and also gender aspect; the EPO likes talking about schoolgirls) for marketing fluff, much like the pinkwashing and greenwashing [1, 2] stunts. This latest one (warning: epo.org link) is a marketing stunt and it’s currently plastered all over the front page of epo.org, nowadays a propaganda front of Team Campinos and Team UPC.

“He has no idea what he’s doing and sometimes he sounds drunk, though he casually blames “jet lag”.”Regarding Campinos (or Monopoly Tony), we previously showed how he advocated indoctrinating children for so-called “IP”. We shared two videos about that; he also did this 2 months ago in this recorded session (it’s as shallow as a desert creek) and he loves hanging out with patent maximalists and lobbyists, not scientists, as he did months ago with CIPA, the Team UPC’s biggest fanatics in the UK. He calls himself “nomad” and says he has not settled in at EPO (in 2021), though he still seeks reappointment. He has no idea what he’s doing and sometimes he sounds drunk, though he casually blames “jet lag”. This nonchalant attitude has been passed to his son.

And now, on top of the “Inventor” PR charade (waste of money and very risky, more so during COVID-19), he’s looking to leverage youngesters, not just the work of actual scientists for reputation laundering of dictators, a.k.a. techwashing [1, 2]. Sometimes there’s even posthumous exploitation. We gave examples in past years. So in other words, the EPO also exploits the dead for techwashing.
* This is a bit personal. I vaguely recall my duty as the financial manager of my Junior Achievement team (Young Enterprise equivalent), which won the national final, surpassing 210 rival teams. We consequently competed in the international final in Copenhagen. I was selected for the voiceover job used for this national Junior Achievement representation (explanation of our project). I later met the mayor. He likely used us all for political gain. Sure, we received recogniton (and gifts); but he likely sought to benefit from that politically.

Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XX — Entering Phase II

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Mono at 8:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Series parts:

  1. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part I — Inside a Den of Corruption and Misogynists
  2. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part II — The Campaign Against GPL Compliance and War on Copyleft Enforcement
  3. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part III — A Story of Plagiarism and Likely Securities Fraud
  4. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part IV — Mr. MobileCoin: From Mono to Plagiarism… and to Unprecedented GPL Violations at GitHub (Microsoft)
  5. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part V — Why Nat Friedman is Leaving GitHub
  6. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VI — The Media Has Mischaracterised Nat Friedman’s Departure (Effective Now)
  7. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VII — Nat Friedman, as GitHub CEO, Had a Plan of Defrauding Microsoft Shareholders
  8. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VIII — Mr. Graveley’s Long Career Serving Microsoft’s Agenda (Before Hiring by Microsoft to Work on GitHub’s GPL Violations Machine)
  9. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part IX — Microsoft’s Chief Architect of GitHub Copilot Sought to be Arrested One Day After Techrights Article About Him
  10. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part X — Connections to the Mass Surveillance Industry (and the Surveillance State)
  11. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XI — Violence Against Women
  12. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XII — Life of Disorderly Conduct and Lust
  13. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XIII — Nihilistic Death Cults With Substance Abuse and Sick Kinks
  14. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XIV — Gaslighting Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence
  15. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XV — Cover-Up and Defamation
  16. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XVI — The Attack on the Autonomy of Free Software Carries on
  17. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XVII — Backsliding Into 1990s-Style Digital Slavery by Microsoft
  18. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XVIII — The Story of NPM
  19. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XIX — The Collapse of Team Mono
  20. YOU ARE HERE ☞ Entering Phase II

GitHub: Where everything comes to die

Summary: We’re about to resume the long-running series about the sick clique which ran GitHub until the assault on women became too much of a liability (among other wrongdoings and PR blunders)

LAST year when we started this series (in wintertime) we said it would go on well into spring. Later we said summertime. We still have a lot of material, but we’re waiting for the strategic time prior to publication. Months ago we published the arrest record of Balabhadra (Alex) Graveley and soon afterwards we saw Miguel de Icaza leaving Microsoft, though Nat Friedman had left also. So a lot has changed since we started and we probably won’t comment on Friedman’s wife (nepotism). Privacy aspects outweigh public interest at this point.

“Months ago we published the arrest record of Balabhadra (Alex) Graveley and soon afterwards we saw Miguel de Icaza leaving Microsoft, though Nat Friedman had left also.”That series, however, will resume shortly. The Friedmans are still doing things and de Icaza isn’t really retired. It’s just scandals piling up, rendering them liabilities, even in Microsoft’s books.

So expect a lot more to come, many more parts (there might be over 30 in total) although bear in mind these will likely be published at a more strategic time. Team Mono has been ejected from Microsoft (Friedman, de Icaza, Graveley) and there’s a lot more to come regarding the overall strategy of GitHub. If you’re still using GitHub at any capacity, stop now. It’s never “too late” to leave.

“If you’re still using GitHub at any capacity, stop now. It’s never “too late” to leave.”Friedman’s departure spared him and his wife lot of public embarrassment. “This is Nat Friedman’s high school,” a source recently told us. “Boarding school outside of DC; his father was not always a stockbroker…”

Further, the source told me: “I have noticed there is a pattern of switching back-and-forth between the intelligence community and finance…”

Nat Friedman has some ‘spooky’ — as in surveillance — patents, as noted much earlier in our series (yes, those were software patents), but that’s not the important point. As noted in Part 18, there’s a lot of overlap between GitHub and the NSA. This, in turn, relates to a lot of FUD we’ve seen in the media lately, seeking to portray the “Open Source” so-called “supply chain” as the real issue, not the back doors found in the most commonly used proprietary software. And a lot of this “supply chain” is Microsoft (NPM, GitHub etc.) so the finger should be pointing not at victims or attackers but the party transmitting the malware. Microsoft facilitates the security breaches. It’s the essential bridge.

“This, in turn, relates to a lot of FUD we’ve seen in the media lately, seeking to portray the “Open Source” so-called “supply chain” as the real issue, not the back doors found in the most commonly used proprietary software.”A source has further suggested that we “should consider looking into the Stripe mafia bolt thing.”

Incidentally, Stripe provides similar services to those offered by Sheela Zemlin (Bakkt, ‘first lady’ of Linux Foundation, a GitHub outsourcer), also sponsored by Microsoft.

“All comes back to Nat Friedman,” the sourced noted, naming the culpability of YCombinator (so-called ‘Hacker’ so-called ‘News’), which Graveley too was involved with, not to mention Gab’s founder Andrew Torba and the disgraced chief. Graveley is very likely going to spend some very long time in prison, not corporate life, so his dad would be spared the embarrassment (albeit he too is connected to the military).

Unethical Advertising, Published as So-called ‘Articles’, in CNX Software

Posted in Deception, Microsoft at 1:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

This morning (top of page):

CNX spam

Summary: As we noted earlier this year, the CNX team is looking for money in the wrong places


LibreOffice Conference 2022, As Before, Puts the Keynotes on Sale (the Rich Buy Influence, the Price Doubles)

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Office Suites at 7:46 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The raw document as just advertised

2022 LibreOffice conference sponsorship

Summary: Discrimination against the community; talks and mentions are based on money, not merit ($2000 has become $4000 in just one year)

Unified Patent Court (UPC) Relies Too Much on Lies and Mischief Without Any Basis in Law

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 5:39 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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UPC Deceit
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Summary: Today’s video runs through the typical (weekly) lies from Team UPC — lies that are very easy to debunk; Team UPC not only drafted the thing but also looks to profit from it while misleading politicians and bribing publishers to spread intentionally misleading statements (lies)

THE FIGHT AGAINST European software patents is still going on. We’re making small wins, but the war isn’t over. It’s always far from over because the lobbyists have deep pockets and endless ambition, patience, zeal. Each little battle counts and catastrophic reactions (or panic) are indicative of gains. Like meltdowns we see from EPO management and Team UPC…

We keep pushing. We need the same persistence and perseverance as those rogue lobbyists. The facts and the laws are on our side, not theirs.

Yesterday we published annotated screenshots of lies and fake news from Team UPC, an alliance that propped up Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos to lessen the quality of EPO-granted patents. Their objective is to increase the scope of patents without the required changes to law/s. Then they hope to replace the patent courts with their own kangaroo tribunals, wrongly presuming validity of European Patents, whose fast-declining quality means they’re not even compliant with the laws, notably EPC.

“When asked by Ars, the EPO’s spokesperson mentioned the imminent arrival of the unitary patent system as an important reason for revising the EPO’s internal rules…”

Article by Dr. Glyn Moody (notice that they speak of imminent arrival more than six years ago

Glyn Moody


UPC: Turning Patent Lawyers Into Liars and the Media Into Their Money-Grabbing Megaphone (Platform for Fake News)

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 9:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Team UPC is inciting to break the law

Miquel Montañá (Clifford Chance): UPC: A reply to those who, with the help of a crystal ball, have questioned the arguments as to why the PPA is not legally in force

Bardehle Pagenberg: IP Quick Tip: How and when can you get a unitary patent? Loaded question; You wish; By who?

Bardehle Pagenberg: IP Quick Tip: How and when can you get a unitary patent?  Loaded question again; Conflict of interest

Georg Anetsberger Bardehle Pagenberg)/ Germany: IP Quick Tip: How And When Can You Get A Unitary Patent? (Podcast)
Marketing; Longtime boosters of software patents

Bardehle Pagenberg - Jan Bösing: Bifurcation at the UPC: Bardehle Pagenberg means conflict of interest; Which Bardehle Pagenberg has lobbies for in vain for many years;  Who developed this???

Opt-out, Unitary Patent, and Validation Strategies for the UPC: This entire Web site is sponsored propaganda

Simmons & Simmons LLP: Evidence, experts and witnesses at the UPC: Prominent UPC lobbyists (who lie, too): JUVE has no journalistic integrity; They show who the real bosses are

Injunctions at the UPC: Here we go again; is this the REAL purpose of the site?

Amy Sandys: Dexcom and Abbott’s fight over glucose monitoring patents intensifies in Europe: Lobbyist or journalist?

Sponsored Content by Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.: Protecting your inventions in Europe? Unitary patents could prove useful; USA! Paid-for lie, conflict of interest; Profitable for this article's author

Junk By Jakob Pade Frederiksen: Preparing for the Unitary Patent: Marketing junk disguised as 'article'; Familiar face, EPO regime's booster; Based on Team UPC alone? They keep delaying, as usual

Rory O’Neill: UPC special focus: Invalidity risk a bitter pill for pharma to swallow; No, maybe stop repeating what your paymasters tell you to say; Sponsors undisclosed as this is meant to look like an informative news site

Jones Day/Olga Bezzubova, Thomas Bouvet, Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford, Gerd Jaekel, Ping Li , Alastair McCulloch, Christian Paul, Lamberto Schiona and Dorothée Weber-Bruls: European Union: A New Dawn For European Patents: The Unitary Patent And The Unified Patent Court:  Not really; conflict and subjective advice

Jones Day/Olga Bezzubova, Thomas Bouvet, Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford, Gerd Jaekel, Ping Li , Alastair McCulloch, Christian Paul, Lamberto Schiona and Dorothée Weber-Bruls: European Union: A New Dawn For European Patents: The Unitary Patent And The Unified Patent Court: No, it does not even exist yet; Recycling and scattering the same webspam elsewhere; The creation of a new European Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) and a new patent with unitary effect (“Unitary Patent”), in which almost all member states of the European Union participate, is the most important change in the European patent system since the European Patent Convention came into effect in October 1977. It paves the way for a unified approach to patents in Europe and will fundamentally change the international patent litigation landscape.

Jones Day/Olga Bezzubova, Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford  Ping Li and Dorothée Weber-Bruls/United States: The Unitary Patent And The Unified Patent Court: Oh, it's you again??? Another marketing piece? You said this for 8 years already! It never happens

Michelle Davies and Rachel Fetches (HGF Ltd)/UK: Pharmaceutical Licensing Group Webinar: The Unitary Patent And Unified Patent Court; So-called; More like lobbyist than contributor; Patent cartel

AWA - Louise Jonshammar: Are you ready for the Unitary Patent? Not even law and constitutions are ready to allow it; Will or would? Questions as headlines and loaded headlines too

REGIMBEAU - Frédérique Durieux and Stéphanie Celaire: Whether or not to opt out of the competence of the Unified Patent Court: Another issue for European patent owners: Loaded headline again. Not really? It's not legal.

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP: Strategic Considerations for Opting in or out of the Unified Patent Court: We make money from mass litigation, not innovation; There's no UPC and they already talk about opting out of something that does not exist

Maucher Jenkins - James Cross and Hugh Dunlop: Opt out of the UPC and opt back in later - a low-risk choice: Are you high? They keep pushing back the date; they're done this for at least 8 years; Maybe the risk is investing in something that does not exist and isn't legal. No unitary patents exist.

Rebekah Gay, Emma Iles and Sebastian Moore (Herbert Smith Freehills): European Union: Emma And Rebekah Talk IP: Better Together? Europe's New Unified Patent Court: Hypothetical and still illegal; Patents are patents They are not 'IP'

Rebekah Gay, Emma Iles and Sebastian Moore (Herbert Smith Freehills): European Union: Emma And Rebekah Talk IP: Better Together? We're sticking our 'IP' marketing everywhere as if it's information rather than shameless self-promotional advocacy of lies

Gowling WLG - Gordon Harris and Michael Carter: Opting out of the Unified Patent Court? Our guide for patent owners: Marketing and lobbying; There's no opt OUT of something that does NOT EVEN EXIST; There's no arrival as it is illegal and you have been saying this very  same thing for nearly a decade already!

Conference & CLE Calendar: A lot of marketing spam for firms with an agenda, but disguised as 'events' or 'webinars' of 'conferences'

Taylor Wessing - Verena Bertram, Michael Schächinger, Philipp Krusemarck, Jan Phillip Rektorschek and Alina Krukover: Patents: The Unified Patent Court: Pay us 300 euros an hour to lie to you!

Taylor Wessing - Dr Paul England, Dr. Wim Maas and Adrian Toutoungi: Seven steps to UPC readiness: Getting ready for something that the law does not even permit? Could. Team UPC said the same about 2015.

Summary: The above 26 screenshots (with necessary annotation added) hopefully illuminate the degree of deceit, manipulation, bribery and distortion of public discourse (fake news and advocacy of patently unlawful activities)


EPO.org (Official EPO Site) Continues to Promote Illegal Agenda and Exploit Ukraine for PR Stunts That Help Unaccountable Crooks

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 5:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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EPO Attention-Shifting
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Summary: epo.org has been turned into a non-stop propaganda machine of Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos because the EPO routinely breaks the law; it’s rather tasteless that while Ukrainians are dying the EPO’s mob exploits Ukraine for PR purposes

THERE is a crisis in EPOnia, but insiders can see that a lot better than outsiders because there’s a PR onslaught — pardon the pun — trying to pretend all is normal. Those with deep pockets (money unlawfully earned) can expend some ‘resources’ on Public Relations (PR). EPOnia is run by mobsters and they pocket a lot of money at everyone else’s expense. More on that will follow in the next post and video.

We’ve only just published this article and cartoon about the EPO’s connections to Belarus. The above video concerns the EPO’s noise-centric response (warning: epo.org link) to scandals, as explained in the annotated screenshot below.

EPO noise section: UPC is illegal; Pretending to care for science; Greenwashing; Just for a photo op or political stunt
The EPO’s noise section with annotation (and four faces of liars and frauds added)

The video ends with discussion about the UPC illegalities (kangaroo court for European software patents and more; even former EPO executives state that it's illegal, this new comment is one of many!) and reactions to inappropriate behaviour by Campinos (some say he should resign or be fired).


Jim Zemlin’s Wife is Funded by Puppies (Microsoft)

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 5:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2011 quote:

'I think we just don't care that much [about Microsoft] anymore ... They used to be our big rival, but now it's kind of like kicking a puppy.'  - Jim Zemlin

It pays off to shine the shoes of moneyed interests (no need to code anything or actually use Linux):


Summary: Jim Zemlin — like his wife — is bagging millions from Microsoft, but that’s clearly a conflict of interest for the Linux Foundation

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