Bonum Certa Men Certa

EPO Advertises European Patents and Jobs Based on Deliberate Falsehoods (Lies)

Video download link | md5sum 61b9e2d567a27d02c5267d30cd92cd52 EPO False Promises Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: The workforce of Europe's largest patent office (notably patent examiners from all across Europe) is being robbed by corrupt management that illegally transformed the EPO into a gambling vessel, exploiting longstanding impunity to destroy not only the Office but also the European economy

THE EPO is shrinking. They might be pretending to hire here and there (they do recruit a few), but more people leave than are joining and internal documents from the António Campinos era have already leaked, showing intent to shrink the workforce while increasing so-called 'production' (by granting invalid patents in violation of the EPC; yes, many European software patents too!). The attack on workers started in the Benoît Battistelli era. He was shameless about it and Campinos does the same thing in a more closeted fashion.

"This is considered illegal, but since the EPO does illegal things without any consequences to anybody, why not do the illegal internally, in addition to externally?"It's hardly surprising that the EPO is shrinking the compensations not only to staff but also former staff (pensioners), in effect breaking promises made to them many decades ago. "Safeguard your rights against the zero adjustment [de facto reduction w.r.t. inflation rates] of salaries and pensions in 2022," said colleagues to EPO pensioners [HTML] and employees [HTML], supplying them with means of protesting against what's happening. "The new salary adjustment procedure has caused a loss of purchasing power for all staff and pensioners of the EPO," they noted. "Its application for 2022 has even resulted in a freeze of salaries and pensions. Looking at the rising cost of living, this zero adjustment - visible in the salary slips and pension statements for January 2022 - is all the more significant."

This is considered illegal, but since the EPO does illegal things without any consequences to anybody, why not do the illegal internally, in addition to externally?

Recent Techrights' Posts

GNU/Linux Adoption in Africa, a Passageway Towards Freedom From Neo-Colonialism
Digi(tal)-Colonialism and/or Techolonialism are a thing. Can Africa flee the trap?
There's Nothing "Funny" About Attacking Free Speech and Software Freedom
persistent focus on the principal issues is very important
Professor Eben Moglen Explained How Software Patent Threats Had Changed Around 2014 (Alice Case) and What Would Happen Till 2025
clip aged reasonably well
CNN Contributes to Demolition of the Open Web
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Eben Moglen on Encryption and Anonymity
The alternate net we need, and how we can build it ourselves
Yet More Microsofters Inside the Board of Mozilla (Which Has Just Outsourced Firefox Development to Microsoft's Proprietary Prison)
Do you want a browser controlled (and spied on) by such a company?
IRC Proceedings: Monday, December 04, 2023
IRC logs for Monday, December 04, 2023
GNU/Linux Now Exceeds 3.6% Market Share on Desktops/Laptops, According to statCounter
things have changed for Windows in China
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Links 05/12/2023: Debt Brake in Germany and Layoffs at Condé Nast (Reddit, Wired, Ars Technica and More)
Links for the day
[Meme] Social Control Media Giants Shaping Debates on BSDs and GNU/Linux
listening to random people in Social Control Media
Reddit (Condé Nast), Which Has Another Round of Layoffs This Month, Incited People Against GNU/Linux Users (Divide and Rule, It's 2003 All Over Again!)
Does somebody (perhaps a third party) fan the flames?
Who Will Hold the Open Source Initiative (OSI) Accountable for Taking Bribes From Microsoft and Selling Out to Enable/Endorse Massive Copyright Infringement?
it does Microsoft advocacy
Using Gemini to Moan About Linux and Spread .NET
Toxic, acidic post in Gemini
Web Monopolist, Google, 'Pulls a Microsoft' by Hijacking/Overriding the Name of Competitor and Alternative to the Web
Gulag 'hijacking' 'Gemini'
Links 04/12/2023: Mass Layoffs at Spotify (Debt, Losses, Bubble) Once Again
Links for the day
ChatGPT Hype/Vapourware (and 'Bing') Has Failed, Google Maintains Dominance in Search
a growing mountain of debt and crises
[Meme] Every Real Paralegal Knows This
how copyright law works
Forging IRC Logs and Impersonating Professors: the Lengths to Which Anti-Free Software Militants Would Go
Impersonating people in IRC, too
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, December 03, 2023
IRC logs for Sunday, December 03, 2023
GNU/Linux Popularity Surging, So Why Did MakeUseOf Quit Covering It About 10 Days Ago?
It's particularly sad because some of the best articles about GNU/Linux came from that site, both technical articles and advocacy-centric pieces
Links 04/12/2023: COVID-19 Data Misused Again, Anti-Consumerism Activism
Links for the day
GNOME Foundation is in Reliable Hands (Executive Director)
Growing some good in one's garden
Links 03/12/2023: New 'Hey Hi' (AI) Vapouware and Palantir/NHS Collusion to Spy on Patients Comes Under Legal Challenge
Links for the day
'Confidential Computing'? More Like a Giant Back Door.
CacheWarp AMD CPU Attack Grants Root Access in Linux VMs
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, December 02, 2023
IRC logs for Saturday, December 02, 2023
Links 03/12/2023: CRISPR as Patented Minefield, Lots of Greenwashing Abound
Links for the day