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EPO Abolishing Workers' Rights and Creating Second-Class Workers in Direct Violation of the European Patent Convention (EPC)

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Summary: The EPO's presidents Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos have demolished any remnant of EPC compliance; this institution must be reobooted immediately and all the managers sacked if not prosecuted

THE Central Staff Committee (CSC) of the EPO has released or circulated this long document with annex. I intend to make a video about it shortly (separately, too). It proves that the suspicions and concerns were very much justified all along.



"Anyone who authorises such an agenda -- including national delegates -- is breaking the law.""Dear colleagues," the CSC wrote. "In a previous GCC meeting, the CSC members of the GCC gave a negative opinion on the new package on mobility corresponding to document CA/32/22. In the GCC meeting on 2 June, the President submitted document GCC/DOC 9/2022 aiming at the implementation of the mobility package. In particular, the CSC members of the GCC had to give their opinion on: [a] A new Circular on “Young Professionals”; [b] A new Circular on (outbound) secondment and on leave on personal grounds (aka unpaid leave); [c]] Changes to Circular No. 364 lowering qualifications for external recruitment.

"The circulars give us the occasion to revisit the buzzwords used by the Administration to make the package palatable to the Administrative Council (and maybe to some staff). They confirm that buzzwords are just that: empty words, and that we were right in our strong reservations against the package presented in CA/32/22 as it calls centralisation into question and establishes a separate set of Service Regulations for a category of low-cost staff with fewer rights."

Such "low-cost staff [examiners] with fewer rights" aren't legal. Moreover, Campinos did something similar at EUIPO just months before he left.

So not only does the EPO grant loads of fake patents (including European software patents which ought not exist!). It also tries to replace competent patent examiners with rubber-stampers. Anyone who authorises such an agenda -- including national delegates -- is breaking the law.

Fake patents, fake examiners (scabs), fake courts (UPC)? Whose agenda is this? Cui bono?

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