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EPO is in Trouble, It's Just Covering That Up

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Summary: The EPO crisis boils down to disregard for the Rule of Law (an abuse for which Europe will pay) and inability to recruit -- or merely keep/retain -- properly trained examiners who can weed out invalid and ruinous patents

THE EPO has gone through a number of major events lately. António Campinos is likely exploiting that to bury bad news and scandals; that's what Benoît Battistelli did for sure -- it's their media strategy!



"The future of the EPO is uncertain not because of a "gap" but because of corruption and an attack on staff, i.e. a systematic assault on people who actually do all the work at the EPO."The above video goes through some of July's developments and explains why the EPO's recruitment is doomed; they'll never manage to recruit the necessary staff anymore. People who are good at research, such as prospective patent examiners, would quickly realise that nobody really wants to work for the EPO; even existing staff members are unhappy, though some feel they're unable to leave (career change is hard after working in this kind of job).

The future of the EPO is uncertain not because of a "gap" but because of corruption and an attack on staff, i.e. a systematic assault on people who actually do all the work at the EPO.

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