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The EPO is on the Run (Escaping Negative Press Coverage)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 875c84c4e182945b75bfeec9d456d292

EPO catSummary: Aside from tens of millions of euros granted to media and academia (to keep them complicit or silent about EPO corruption, which also implicates the EU) there’s also SLAPP and threats against staff representatives; but Members of the European Parliament are becoming interested in what’s really going on in Europe’s second-largest institution, so this utter waste of EPO money (manipulating the press and gaming universities’ research) might in itself become a scandal sooner or later

THE latest Moroccan puff piece (warning: epo.org link) from the EPO, dated yesterday, brings back memories of Frenchman Benoît Battistelli visiting former French colonies to make himself seem important (he loves lesser important countries in the patent context; there, he can meet high-level officials without fear of being blasted for his corruption).

“It’s just a space filler. Like those other Moroccan PR stunts.”This time, Frenchman António Campinos (yes, he’s French) is interjecting his own name a lot in order to make himself seem like an ‘IP’ guru, not the well-dressed imposter that he really is; no photo ops due to COVID-19, so basically it’s a spammy pile of fluff about a webchat. Was something unprecedented signed? No. It’s just a space filler. Like those other Moroccan PR stunts [1, 2, 3].

Anyway, the video above mostly discusses some progress I’ve been making, bringing to the attention of MEPs the abuses of the EPO. I’ve only contacted 3 officials, all of whom interested in SLAPP aspects. After a day I received a response expressing interest and maybe by the week’s end there will be more. It’s precisely targeted; I’m not contacting MEPs at random.

“The EPO’s officials are ‘on the run’… a runaway from bad publicity.”Whether the EPO will ever be redeemed (or guilty officials be held accountable) we cannot tell for sure, but there has been considerable progress this past month. Many people read the articles and wish to know more. It’s very likely that the EPO heard directly from them, hence the face-saving ‘fluff’ in the intranet and so-called ‘news’ section. When the EPO is accused of intolerance it resorts to pinkwashing and when challenged over illegal surveillance it's then 'cloudwashing time'! Never mind the constant greenwashing and whitewashing. The EPO’s officials are ‘on the run’… a runaway from bad publicity.

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After recording the video I’ve looked up the number of European Patents of Morocco (back when the EPO still published those figures)

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