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“Terror” Patent Office Bemoans Terror, Spreads Lies

Concerns over 'terror' Patent Office
Translation here



Summary: Response to some of the latest utterances from the European Patent Office, where patently untruthful claims have rapidly become the norm

TRUTH is a scarcity at the EPO these days. It has become the exception rather than the norm. Coming from an institution which has science and rule of law at its core (examination and prosecution that oftentimes follows), this is worse than embarrassing. It's a disaster! It is an ever-deepening crisis, to quote the Board of the Administrative Council. Why don't they pressure for immediate, wide-ranging change? The Register has had some nice comments to that effect; it's all about nepotism and mutual protection at the top, including the Chairman of the Administrative Council, who protects rather than supervises the President (like he's supposed to, as per the EPC).



"Europe has a balanced patent portfolio," the EPO wrote yesterday. "with innovation spread over many tech fields." But 'evil tongues' from inside the Office keep telling us that all of the EPO's numbers are basically bogus numbers that include applications not paid for, applications in the 'wrong' language etc. They are desperate to bolster a misleading narrative, wherein the number of applications grows. But actually, as per the simple facts, it's going down. See for example some recent rebuttals of ours, e.g.:



Yesterday the EPO wrote (belatedly) that "European patent applications from Iceland declined in 2016..."

"They are desperate to bolster a misleading narrative, wherein the number of applications grows. But actually, as per the simple facts, it's going down."At the time these 'results' were announced the EPO only trumpeted the positives by nitpicking -- a very unscientific thing to be doing anywhere (especially so inside the EPO, which is supposed to stand for science).

"As in most European nations," I responded to them, the EPO "is worthless to them under Battistelli" (most European nations saw a decline in the number of applications for EPs).

"To make matters worse, most of these nations miraculously vanish when the EPO pushes propaganda and lies," I told the EPO after it had tweeted: "Check out the geographic coverage offered by European #patents!"

"At the time these 'results' were announced the EPO only trumpeted the positives by nitpicking -- a very unscientific thing to be doing anywhere (especially so inside the EPO, which is supposed to stand for science)."Suddenly they show all the member states, but without any numbers on them (as it would mean minuses all over the map, except in few and sometimes very small nations/populations). Have they got no shame?

Most embarrassing, however, was this utterly improper message from Benoît Battistelli. It would be more or less acceptable coming from anyone but him and EPO insiders already fume at the sight of Battistelli stating "we firmly believe in the core values of tolerance, openness and equality..."

The EPO promoted this message early in the morning, whereupon I asked: "Do you realise how ridiculous that sounds coming from Battistelli?"

"It's easy to see why Battistelli likes to exploit terror attacks any time they happen."Battistelli is milking another terror attack, as usual. He has done that at least half a dozen times before. He is a hypocrite because his own regime is openly accused of terrorising staff, even in the mainstream media. The way he implements a regime of terror isn't anything like ISIS; it's not like a Battistelli-steered limousine is plowing through a crowd of SUEPO-led protesters by the Isar but rather psychological torture that sometimes leads to suicides and generally spreads fear. Battistelli wants people to fear him rather than respect him, so it's no wonder 0% of stakeholders and 0% of staff tolerate him (when asked about it confidentially, not by a Battistelli-commissioned firm).

It's easy to see why Battistelli likes to exploit terror attacks any time they happen. It's a lot more powerful than a questionable bicycle tale. He is painting himself as the victim fighting a threat, failing to see how hypocritical he looks to his own 'inferiors' (who are vastly superior to him intellectually and ethically).

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