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Investigation Unit a Complete Farce Inside the EPO

Investigation Unit



Summary: A glimpse at the dissent against the current EPO management -- dissent that's directed at the very top executives and comes from EPO staff

EPO and the so-called 'Administrative Council' are not independent and they have basically eliminated oversight and now protect one another. Then there is the so-called investigation unit, which simply retaliates against anyone who does not toe the line of EPO management, as we saw several times last month. "There is a lot going on at the moment," told us someone from the EPO. "We are almost waiting for the next collegue to be suspended and escorted from the premises. This is starting to become worrying not only for persons working at the EPO but also for everybody and every company depending on good EPO services. In particular the patenting of software is a disputed issue also amongst the examiners."



Another source sent us document which he or she found in the canteen at the beginning of the year. Our source had to scan it and we have it shown above. "The quality is not very good," said the source, "but it illustrates the work sphere." The EPO's management has lost the loyalty and support of staff at all levels. Even the Enlarged Board of Appeal is complaining.

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