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The EPO is Selling Europe and Selling Out Its Own Workers (After Using Them)

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António Campinos and moneySummary: Corporations that are not European are taking over the EPO itself and are meanwhile buying monopolies (control) in Europe; this should make one wonder if the "European" in EPO (misleading acronym) denotes the selling of European sovereignty to the highest corporate bidders, which the EPO calls "clients" and "customers"

THE recent press articles about the EPO were mostly puff pieces with revisionism, composed by megaphones of EPO management and Team UPC. As we showed last night, the EPO now hires PR people whose role is to manipulate the media because apparently the problem -- as Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos see it -- isn't the decreased quality but the public finding out about it.



"Is this a patent office?"The video above concerns EPO staff and persistent attacks on the staff -- self-harming attacks which only discourage qualified patent examiners from pursuing a career at the EPO. If the EPO, Europe's second-largest institution, covertly becomes like a large bank selling off monopolies/influence inside Europe -- like the unconstitutional 'right' to sue in the whole of the EU in one fell swoop (UPC) -- to foreign corporations (about two thirds of patent applications come from them) while crushing the very people who do all the work, what on Earth are we dealing with here? Is this a patent office? What is it?

EPO: Salaries? Sorry, no money...
Money? Which money? No, our budget is reserved for gambling.



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