05.06.21

Europe’s Second-Largest Institution Corrupting the Media and Buying Expensive Puff Pieces

Posted in Deception, Europe, Marketing, Patents at 7:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: As annual reports reveal, the EPO wastes an extraordinary amount of money on reputation laundering campaigns and it pollutes the signal by paying publishers; we examine this issue using the new ‘reports’ shown in the video above

TWO days ago the EPO was kicking off the media manipulation campaigns for European Inventor Award (first wave of several, 6 weeks upfront!) — means by which Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos interject themselves into media puff pieces that portray them as some sort of champions (of science). It’s either laughable or enraging, depends on an examiner’s mood at the time of reading. People who do none of the actual work (neither examination nor discovery) take credit for it all. They serve monopolists and even Microsoft’s patent trolls (e.g. Intellectual Ventures, which is reportedly shaking down European companies with patents like EP 16 94 020, as reported a short while ago).

Is this innovation? As in “European Inventor Award”? Their finalist who was a huge fraud is responsible for patents that are used for trolling French companies looking for solutions to COVID-19. How’s that for “European Inventor Award”?

“It’s nothing to do with celebrating science or promoting science. It’s hardly about patents, either.”We’ve continued observing the ridiculous puff pieces and who’s doing them. Last night we found this press release [1] and several puff pieces [2,3], even outside Europe [4,5], sometimes localised for different audiences/languages.

Surely there’s more to come, with 1.5 months left between now and the webstreams they dub “event” (or other misleading words for grandeur). All that fluff in the media is costing a lot of money and it distracts from corruption; it’s the real reason/motivation. It’s nothing to do with celebrating science or promoting science. It’s hardly about patents, either.

URLs/articles from the video (in order of appearance)

  1. Honoring a Pioneer in Tissue Engineering: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Named European Inventor Award 2021 Finalist
  2. London-based entrepreneur who created leather alternative from pineapple leaves nominated for top award
  3. Dublin designer invents pineapple leaf alternative to leather
  4. The European Patent Office Announces Boston-based Microbiologists Kim Lewis and Slava S. Epstein as European Inventor Award 2021 Finalists
  5. EPO announces Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra as European Inventor Award 2021 finalist
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