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'Cluster-Voting' in the European Patent Office/Organisation (When a Country With 1.9 Million Citizens Has the Same Voting Power as a Country With 83.1 Million Citizens)

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Summary: Today we examine who has been running the Finnish patent office and has moreover voted in the EPO during the ballot on unlawful "Strike Regulations"; they voted in favour of manifestly illegal rules and for 8.5 years after that (including last Wednesday) they continued to back a shady regime which undermines the EPO's mission statement

WE have only just published Part 18, which is about Finland, a country that's particularly strategic to the EPO's management as a sort of Baltic 'corridor' (passageway through which to capture states formerly part of the Soviet Union). It's tempting to game the system (no need for gerrymandering) when Latvia, for instance, has 44 times fewer citizens than Germany but precisely the same voting weight. Hard to believe? Well, that's how it is! Poor design of a system for oversight...



"Finland's patent office should be governed by popular demand of Finnish people, not self-serving fraudsters."Our articles aren't political per se, but patent offices are controlled by politically-appointed ministers and the EPO is highly political now that it's run by politicians rather than scientists (Benoît Battistelli is a failed politician and António Campinos is the son of a famous politician).

The video above comments on Part 18 in its draft form; it's mostly personal views, based on past experiences with Finland's patent regime (highly influenced by Nokia because of its relative size). Finland's patent office should be governed by popular demand of Finnish people, not self-serving fraudsters.

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