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The Patent Distortion: The Media Has Failed Us, Patent Extremism Has Replaced It

Video download link | md5sum a5018dcb5915a5edebc4045370a3bb8f A Week of Patent Boredom Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: Team UPC has become rather quiet lately (just the occasional shameless self-promotion) and there's no press coverage about the real affairs or the true state of the EPO, where Benoît Battistelli's friend António Campinos is doing no better than the predecessor; this serves to shows what happens to a system or to a supposed democracy when there's no functional media, just state propaganda and Public Relations

THE state of Wikipedia when it comes to articles about patents is truly appalling. It's like a bunch of religious screeds, nothing that even resembles factual, objective information. The media is, by itself and at large, not doing anything to correct this. It's a very frustrating situation.

Many European Patents (EPs) continue to perish, but the media barely bothers mentioning that. EPO goes on strike in record numbers (biggest in more than half a decade), but over the past month we saw just one single mention of it, as noted by SUEPO 3 days ago. All the new information is in the comments there; people who observe the EPO very well know what's going on, but complicit media says nothing at all. As I demonstrate in the video above, over the past month IP Kat published just one or two posts about patents (in general) and the second part (below) shows that Managing IP hardly covered patents this past week. Heck, it never mentioned the EPO's industrial action and strike. I've checked carefully; not even a sentence was devoted to that!

Video download link | md5sum 50f52a7a33b99a6a78e274e9ed939146 A Week of Patent Boredom - Part 2 Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

The above part was recorded separately as I underestimated how tired I would get. I needed a nap. In any case, this is the last long video in this series. The principal lesson or conclusion that can be reached is, the media doesn't cover patents properly (we saw just one article in Nature which resembled actual investigation), Google News has become Gulag Noise -- in effect a noise/marketing machine of patent litigation firms -- and the EPO's site perishes along with its social control media accounts (as shown at the end of the second video). We're taking here about an office whose YouTube channel -- the official channel of Europe's largest patent office -- attracts the following number of views. Its followers or subscribers are mostly fake. Some of these videos received less than a dozen views in almost half a year.

EPO YouTube channel
Pay close attention to the age and number of views

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