09.20.21

[Meme] Looting Europe and Taking Away From the Office

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

We know where the money goes

'It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.'  -Woody Allen famous quote on organised crime

I was so caught up in the idea Europe was a democracy that I thought EU officials would care about SLAPP against people who report EPO crimes

Summary: The staff of the EPO is being robbed by corrupt officials [1, 2], who arrogantly assume that they can get away with anything (because they have facilitators all over Europe)

Formally Challenging the EPO and Microsoft for Apparent Efforts to Suppress Reporting With Evidence of Crimes, Including Violations of EPO Data Protection Guidelines

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO: What are you looking at? You think I do oversight?
The Administrative Council has been largely complicit; it’s more like an instrument of facilitation, legitimisation and collusion rather than oversight

Summary: The largest cross-institutional European den of corruption, the EPO, will be hearing from lawyers and hopefully from public officials too. The criminal behaviour is long overdue for review and the Administrative Council too should be investigated (for repeatedly abetting this behaviour, for personal gain).

IN yesterday's post we mentioned how EPO management nowadays uses “cloudwashing” tactics to pretend that outsourcing EPO data to Microsoft (American firm, spying firm) is somehow acceptable, even lawful. EPO managers know they’re lying, maybe they even receive kick-backs to lie about it. Maybe. It happens a lot with Microsoft and judging by attempts to suppress our publication it seems highly probable that the stakes are very high. They resort even to greenwashing! What next? Clouds, windmills, and rainbows?

“They resort even to greenwashing!”Either way, we’re keeping under the wraps (for now) potential legal action. For those who want the hard material, or pertinent underlying evidence (including moving of the goalposts by the Administrative Council after our publication), the following documents are included:

1. Old EPO Data Protection Guidelines [PDF] introduced (unilaterally) by Benoît Battistelli in 2014 (for comparison).

2. Proposal document [PDF] for new Data Protection Guidelines CA/26/21 (and a companion document (CA/26/21 Corr. 1) with some minor corrections [PDF]).

3. The decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 5/21 adopting the proposal of CA/26/21. [PDF]

“They moreover attempt to retroactively justify or ‘legalise’ their illegal acts.”The cover-up or ‘mop-up’ by the Administrative Council is noteworthy. They’ve long been complicit, so they want to brush all this stuff under a rug or a carpet somewhere. They moreover attempt to retroactively justify or ‘legalise’ their illegal acts.

The documents relating to the new Data Protection Guidelines can be accessed via the official Web site of the Administrative Council. If you set the year of publication to “2021″, they will appear in the list.

Seeing the repeated efforts to stop our publication, we’re moreover exploring legal action against those whose crimes have been subjected to gags/censorship. It goes well beyond Techrights and we need to end this Mafia-like culture. Once and for all

“This sort of culture, wherein gangsters disguise themselves as professionals and managers (lacking relevant skills but wearing the right ‘costumes’, equipped with buzzwords and prepared statements), must end.”Suffice to say, the EPO has many other privacy-related scandals, as well as other types of scandals, but it is hiding behind the veil of diplomatic immunity. Thousands of EPO workers are eager to put an end to these severe abuses, which European media deliberately overlooks because of SLAPP. They already sent several law firms after me to intimidate and threaten me.

Over the next few days we will transparently deposit evidence and lodge a formal complaint with relevant public officials. This sort of culture, wherein gangsters disguise themselves as professionals and managers (lacking relevant skills but wearing the right ‘costumes’, equipped with buzzwords and prepared statements), must end.

As the old adage goes: António Campinos, you’ll be hearing from lawyers soon (not yours)…

09.19.21

[Meme] Warning – Tree Felling in Progress

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:39 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO LUMBERJACKS

Summary: Warming up for our next EPO series

EPO Management is Hiding Under the ‘Cloud’ While Violating Privacy Laws

Posted in Deception, Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 5:26 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 8ba68be0bc49f72049d0d1edbb9a3d61

Summary: Facing a barrage of scrutiny for outsourcing the EPO’s systems to Microsoft, the EPO has just arranged yet another expensive PR stunt, looking to somehow ‘normalise’ the unacceptable and the likely illegal

Earlier this year we published a long series about the EPO’s biggest privacy violation. See the last part with that series' index (“EPO Administrative Council Still Asleep at the Wheel”); this was hardly the first privacy scandal at the EPO because we’ve covered such scandals for years. The EPO is aware of a perceptual problem, so it keeps name-dropping ‘privacy’ and ‘data protection’ just like oil companies keep mentioning words like sustainable and renewable (greenwashing).

“We’ve currently aware of potential legal action over this matter; some greenwashing and buzzwords as headlines won’t weaken such lawsuits, but they can help change the media’s (or public) perception of any imppending/ongoing lawsuits.”Towards the end of last week the EPO reaffirmed its concern about the perception of privacy. It did a PR stunt, as explained in the video above.

We’re currently aware of potential legal action over this matter; some greenwashing and buzzwords (even as headlines!) won’t weaken such lawsuits, but they can help change the media’s (or public) perception of any imppending/ongoing lawsuits.

“They keep writing press releases about it and the supposed ‘media’ sometimes reprints every single word.”All this cloudwashing (outsourcing disguised as advancement) won’t impress privacy professionals, who look at underlying facts rather than pseudo-technical jargon. The EPO managers asking their provider on the subject is akin to a government accused of war crimes interviewing a bunch of mercenaries; the fact that the EPO is inviting other patent offices to this brainwash/marketing session is rather telling, especially considering the timing.

Days ago we wrote about Azure back/bug doors, which aren't a new problem. It’s part of the design. It was never about security but US national security (remote access, espionage); the EPO adding lots of Microsoft links to sidebars, not to mention some acronyms and legalese, is akin to proactive legal defence. They keep writing press releases about it and the supposed ‘media’ sometimes reprints every single word. Fact-checking? None. Astoundingly enough, JUVE‘s Amy Sandys is still lying for EPO management like she keeps lying for Team UPC. She seems to be under the impression that copy-pasting press releases from thugs who hijacked the EPO is “journalism”… with the same being done for Team UPC. It comes to show what happened to so-called ‘journalism’ about patents (where conflict of interest is so prevalent and supposed ‘experts’ cheer for ‘Hey Hi’ patents or patents for bots, as if patents for pets and insects are next, calling spiders “inventors” with patents on their webs and web-weaving).

“As noted in the video above, there are good reasons to suspect the issue might trickle out to what’s left of the media.”That the EPO is defensive of its Microsoft outsourcing deal isn’t surprising. They’re colluding with them in the abuse; only the EPO is legally immune from prosecution, but Microsoft bribes officials to look the other way and focus on other companies (mostly Google).

As noted in the video above, there are good reasons to suspect the issue might trickle out to what’s left of the media. The media that’s not already bribed by the EPO for puff pieces or silence…

We are going to write a lot more about that separately as it merits more attention. Maybe this coming week…

[Meme] Microsoft Says Its Paying Clients (Like EPO) Don’t Violate Privacy Law

Posted in Deception, Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 9:25 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO: Nothing to see here; Move along

Summary: The ever-so-docile EPO will gladly oblige when companies like Microsoft lie about the legality of their industrial espionage operations, masked as “clown” computing (and other buzzwords)

Coming Soon: EPO Series on Lawlessness

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Some time soon we’ll start an important series about the EPO, seeing that the management of the EPO is panicking and trying to put out the fire created by prior ones (more on that shortly)

THE management of the EPO will never publicly admit it (Benoît Battistelli would just attack the messengers when he faced public embarrassment, whereas António Campinos does not do this as much), but we’ve noticed that each time an EPO scandal is revealed the messaging strategy of the EPO changes accordingly. This means that the publication has impact — though that’s the sort of message they try hard to abstain from getting across.

EPO examiners and other stakeholders may not be in management positions at the Office, but they certainly manage to set the agenda. The more the public finds out about the EPO, the more angry it becomes; the Office needs to respond, if not by mass resignations then by face-saving moves. More on that in a video later today…

09.16.21

[Meme] 70 Days of Non-Compliance

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO ears: Campinos, Kratochvíl, ILO-AT

Summary: António Campinos would rather fall on his sword than correct the errors or work to undo the damage caused by Team Battistelli, which is still at the EPO

Willy Minnoye

EPO “Board 28” Meeting: Imaginary Dialogue Between EPO President Campinos and the Chair of the Administrative Council, Josef Kratochvíl

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:28 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Board 28 E-meeting
When António Campinos ‘met’ (webchat) Josef Kratochvíl. Zoom in or press the image if those fonts are too fine.

Summary: The EPO‘s chaotic state, which persists after Benoît Battistelli‘s departure, is a state of lawlessness and cover-up

According to the official website of the EPO, the Board of the Administrative Council met on Thursday (warning: epo.org link), 16 September 2021.

The Board of the Administrative Council – known as “Board 28″ after Article 28 of the EPC – is the secretive inner circle of Council delegates who prepare the agenda for the Council’s quarterly meetings. (warning: epo.org link)

The meetings of “Board 28″ are also attended by the President of the Office.

“The dialogue refers to the ongoing crisis triggered by the recent ILOAT judgments striking down Battistelli’s “Vichyite” Strike Regulations.”The cartoon tries to imagine the dialogue which might have taken place between EPO President Campinos and the Chair of the Administrative Council, Josef Kratochvíl, during the latest “Board 28″ meeting.

The dialogue refers to the ongoing crisis triggered by the recent ILOAT judgments striking down Battistelli’s "Vichyite" Strike Regulations.

These grossly unlawful regulations were rubber-stamped by the Council at its 136th meeting in June 2013.

On that occasion 28 delegations voted in favour of Battistelli’s proposal and 7 abstained. This means that there were three delegations that were not present for the vote.

“In the case of the Czech Republic, the head of delegation at the time was Josef Kratochvíl.”The absentee delegations were those from the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Liechtenstein.

In the case of the Czech Republic, the head of delegation at the time was Josef Kratochvíl. For some unknown reason Kratochvíl missed the vote on the “Strike Regulations”. He obviously had more pressing matters to attend to than trying to safeguard the fundamental rights of EPO staff.

The records of the HIPO claim that the head of delegation Miklós Bendzsel participated in the 136th meeting of the Administrative Council. However, this claim is contradicted by the official EPO minutes of the meeting which list the participating Hungarian representatives as Judit Hajdú and Johanna Stadler.

“As in the case of the Czech delegation, the acting head of the Hungarian delegation (Judit Hadjú) was absent for the vote on Battistelli’s “Strike Regulations”.”In June 2013 Bendzel’s deputy Mihály Ficsor was off attending a diplomatic conference convened by the WIPO in Marrakech for signing a “Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled”.

As in the case of the Czech delegation, the acting head of the Hungarian delegation (Judit Hadjú) was absent for the vote on Battistelli’s “Strike Regulations”.

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