04.01.21

EPO President António Campinos Promoting Microsoft Proprietary Software (Monopoly) and Software Patents

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 3:54 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO bailing out Microsoft, which is also bailed out by taxpayers and the US Army, which in turn gets access to EPO data (treasure trove for industrial espionage)

EPO data scandal

Cannot Breathe, EPOSummary: Diplomatic immunity at the EPO, Europe’s second-largest institution, has gone way too far; corruption has become the norm, the media (publishers) is being bribed or intimidated, and nobody seems to care, certainly not politicians, even when the public is being robbed (money and personal data)

THE corrupt EPO is hungry for more grifting, having gotten the appetite with repeated violations of the law — all of which are still going unpunished while the media ‘behaves’ (keeps silent) and the Administrative Council nods approvingly. Earlier today we saw a new comment, which suggests several people outside the EPO are becoming aware and concerned about profound systemic injustice. “I just hope that all people outraged by the present attitude of the Chair of the BA will write to the EBA and request that their amicus curiae briefs will be published,” said this comment. There may be more comments to that effect albeit deleted by the moderator from AstraZeneca.

“Isn’t it ironic that while they outsource the EPO’s systems to Microsoft and instruct stakeholders (outside the EPO) to use proprietary Microsoft formats they also squeeze in this software patents agenda?”It is only our hypothesis, based on past experiences, that the EPO adopted the strategy of noise-making to distract from all that. Last week it posted a pair of diversions in its “news” section (about the above blunder, but basically lying about the whole thing). Then, starting last night, it published pure fluff thrice in two days, maybe in an attempt to discredit facts and distract from the kangaroo court scandal. The first was pure fluff (warning: epo.org link) — maybe the exchange of E-mail or some phonecall. Then the EPO admitted (warning: epo.org link) that it is still shilling for proprietary software of Microsoft with OOXML (“documents in DOCX”). The gish gallop soon resumed, basically promoting (warning: epo.org link) European software patents under the guise of “artificial intelligence (AI)” and “machine learning”. The clueless President (António Campinos) just wrote or said “HEY HI” countless times, trying to impress a gullible crowd. He very well knows — as did Benoît Battistelli — that buzzwords help them bypass the law and basically pretend not to grant software patents while they very obviously do (compelling the examiners to do so or face disciplinary/cautionary action). To quote a portion: “The ELLIS Society is a non-profit association that leading scientists working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe established in 2018 for the purposes of founding the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS).”

That’s just more of that “HEY HI” nonsense; don’t fall for it. Isn’t it ironic that while they outsource the EPO's systems to Microsoft and instruct stakeholders (outside the EPO) to use proprietary Microsoft formats they also squeeze in this software patents agenda? Who’s gonna stop them? Certainly not Germany [1, 2]. What a Ponzi scheme of an institution. How many milk farmers are raping this supposedly poor cow?

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