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The EPO's Twitter Account is Drunk (on Battistelli's Kool-Aid)

Unprofessional PR:

https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/763067298206932992

https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/762992493680001024

https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/763264538670166017

https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/763339779702480896

https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/763627177577512960

https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/763702954901770246

Summary: The EPO's PR people are getting desperate for attention and resorting to borderline spam (as before, e.g. [1, 2])

THE EPO's Twitter account, presumably run by the PR team, is rather comical at times. These people are warning the public about scams while Kongstad's people fall for it themselves and there are strong rumours of financial scam/fraud inside the EPO.



"When the EPO is getting this desperate, pathetic and even shameless it's hard to deny that something is profoundly wrong."What's more comical however is the pathetic effort to appease Battistelli. "You can even nominate yourself!" they say. Nominate oneself for Battistelli's very expensive lobbying event? What's the use? It's a low point for the EPO (even the USPTO does not have such a charade which elevates one patent over another and carries liability/risk).

With a deadline apparently approaching they have gotten pretty desperate for attention -- to the point where they have begun 'spamming' lots of people and institutions (like the USPTO) with a request to submit nominations for the lobbying and PR campaign [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. When the EPO is getting this desperate, pathetic and even shameless it's hard to deny that something is profoundly wrong.

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