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EPO Already Wasting Money on Media Manipulation Campaigns for European Inventor Award

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Summary: An online-only European Inventor Award 'event' is being used as a pretext/excuse to flood European publishers with money they can rightly perceive as 'hush money'; everyone out there with no spine would likely buckle at the sight of EPO euros and just produce mindless puff pieces that serve to distract from EPO corruption

THIS afternoon we saw a ridiculous ('goodwill' storytelling) puff piece in the Irish Times [1] after another one from Innovation Origin [2] (spotted this morning), a site with a tradition of EPO propaganda, e.g. [3-5]. In [4] they promote European software patent trolls, some of the very worst ones in fact!



"Bear in mind it's still 1.5 months away and it's not even an event (no travel), just a bunch of people connecting for chats over the Internet."Moments before deciding to make this video we caught glimpse of a paid-for press releases (see [6] for an example in English; surely they do the same in other languages for other "markets").

Why waste money on all this? Bear in mind it's still 1.5 months away and it's not even an event (no travel), just a bunch of people connecting for chats over the Internet. To quote the EPO itself [7]: "The 2021 European Inventor Award winners will be announced at a ceremony beginning at 19:00 CEST on 17 June 2021, which has this year been reimagined as a digital event for a global audience. The ceremony will be open to the public and held in an extended reality format."

Notice how António Campinos is presented as some famous expert in science and patents (he's an expert in neither; same as Benoît Battistelli).

Links from the video (in order of appearance):

  1. Dublin based designer named finalist in European Inventor Award
  2. Transferring safely from ship to rig on the high seas in no time - Innovation Origin
  3. The more patents the better, for SMEs as well - Innovation Origins
  4. Alessandro Volta should champion Italian innovation - Innovation Origin
  5. Much more innovation is needed to meet CO2 targets by 2050’ - Innovation Origin


  6. SME tech saves seabirds from death: Ben and Pete Kibel named European Inventor Award 2021 finalists


  7. European Inventor Award 2021 finalists announced (warning: epo.org link)

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