Bonum Certa Men Certa

The EPO is Doing Great, Says EPO-Connected 'News' Site

Like asking Les Echos about the EPO amid ceremonial distractions where a lot of money changes hands

Afghanistan hospital
Reference (investigating oneself)



Summary: IAM 'magazine', a longtime ally of the EPO, gives people the impression that all is fine and dandy at the EPO even though that's clearly not the case

THERE IS a lot to distract with and distract from right now at the EPO. There is also a huge marketing budget (almost a million dollars, €880,000 to be precise, spent on 'outside help' from a firm that pays IAM 'magazine').



"Very limited sample sets in such a survey are bad enough; what's worse is that they're all self-selecting readers of a pro-EPO site, so how reliable can that be?"The EPO's lobbying for the UPC is now a daily thing and Mr. Battistelli has a good (effective) propaganda rag in IAM, which has just come out with this nonsense, choosing a pro-EPO angle right there in the headline, a sort of odd cherry-picking of data. "The result repeats the one the office achieved in last year's survey," it says, but remember that the EPO has a recent history of 'spamming' to game/prop up its own polls [1, 2].

"We received over 600 responses in total," says IAM several paragraphs down (this is not emphasised because this number is relatively low). There are more than 10 times that number in EPO staff alone. Very limited sample sets in such a survey are bad enough; what's worse is that they're all self-selecting readers of a pro-EPO site, so how reliable can that be? Probably as reliable as a Facebook investigation into its own censorship of trending topics or a Pentagon probe of its own war crimes (hence the reference above).

"With help from FTI Consulting, CRG and apparently bodyguard/security agencies (secrets contracts, passage of great wealth to private hands) the EPO is no longer a patent office but increasingly a thuggish propaganda agency that goes aggressive on anyone who dares to question the propaganda."This is something that people have become accustomed to but are not prepared to accept. The EPO is a malicious organisation that admits there is a crisis due to the management. Will people start complaining to their delegates about alleged 'buying' of votes by Battistelli or do people need more evidence? An internal audit won't do. As one person put it earlier today, "show me the detailed proposal and concrete proof that it will be put before the AC and I will see what I can do about my complaining to my country's representative to the AC."

Do not ever trust anything that EPO management says, whether it's about bicycles, weapons, Nazis, or even so-called 'results' [1, 2, 3]. With help from FTI Consulting, CRG and apparently bodyguard/security agencies (secrets contracts, passage of great wealth to private hands) the EPO is no longer a patent office but increasingly a thuggish propaganda agency that goes aggressive on anyone who dares to question the propaganda.

Recent Techrights' Posts

Microsoft Has Managed to Make GNU/Linux Users Scared of Updating Their GNU/Linux PCs (Thanks to UEFI 'Secure' Boot's Boosters!)
How many people know who's responsible for this mess?
Geminispace Growing and Getting More Free (Independent)
Because self-signed certificates are the way to go
 
WikiLeaks Wonders: Major Leaks That Shook the Worlds
Published 14 hours ago
No Outage Here
Microsoft seems to have lost control of the narrative
Links 20/07/2024: Tesla's UK Lawsuit for 5G Patents Licence Thrown Out by UK Court, Censorship Examples Surface
Links for the day
Gemini Links 20/07/2024: Why Sleep Is So Important, Bot Problems Online
Links for the day
[Meme] Truth Hurts
"Saying that I physically assaulted women is 'defamation'"
Techrights Turns 18 in About 3 Months
Nothing can stop us
When (Software) Freedom is the Goal
Freedom of thought also
Giving the False Impression That the R blogosphere is Microsoft's Microcosm
Curation that culls "astrotrufing" isn't censorship but quality control for relevance
Expect Many More Microsoft Layoffs After the Latest Windows Outages (Bonus: More Media Says Microsoft Has Cut Half the Staff in Nigeria)
after the latest worldwide blunder we can expect many businesses to gradually ditch Windows
Today GNU/Linux Broke All-Time Record in statCounter Again
Expect more people to hop over to GNU/Linux after the Windows fiasco
Joab Jackson and "The New Stack" Publishing Microsoft Spam (E.E.E. Against Linux) for a Payment From Microsoft
It's not a real news site
Links 20/07/2024: Patents on Software Squashed, Further Attacks on Independent News Sites
Links for the day
Links 20/07/2024: Shopping Mall in Southwestern China and New Health Crises
Links for the day
Microsoft/Windows Has Fallen Well Below 1% (Now 0.7%) in American Samoa
statCounter Sees Microsoft Windows at Below 1% in American Samoa
The Thelio Mega Is a Dual-GPU Linux Supercomputer
System76 sells many desktops and laptops built to run Linux. The company has now revealed its new high-powered Linux desktop, the Thelio Mega
[Meme] "System of a Down"
The latest international catastrophe kills people
Why Microsoft is Laying Off So Many People in Nigeria
Nigeria is a place Microsoft has lost
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Friday, July 19, 2024
IRC logs for Friday, July 19, 2024
Gemini Links 20/07/2024: Gopher Catchup and Old Computer Challenge
Links for the day
Microsoft Lays Off Half of Its Workforce in Nigeria
Microsoft continues to implode in Africa
Links 19/07/2024: Microsoft Breaks Down and Amdocs Has 1,500-3,000 More Layoffs
Links for the day
Washington's WARN Site/Portal (That Excludes Many Microsoft Layoffs) is Now Down for Many Hours, Microsoft Causes Major Outages and Incidents Worldwide (Even Deaths)
The mass layoffs (lots of them in Azure since 2020) probably worsen resilience and security some more
UEFI 'Secure Boot' Once Again Bricking PCs and Fake Security Models Are Perishing in Geminispace
Let's Encrypt has just fallen again
[Meme] Conservative (and Fake) Nuclear Physicist Bill Gates
Didn't even graduate from college, media treats him like a world-renowned expert in nuclear energy
The Gemini Capsule of Tux Machines Turns 2 in Six Days
Many people actually use Gemini, some participate in it by creating their own capsule (or capsules)
GNU/Linux Rises to 4% in Saudi Arabia, Says statCounter, Windows Has Fallen to 11% (Android Exceeds 60%)
Microsoft might soon fall below 10% in KSA (Saudi Arabia)
IRC Proceedings: Thursday, July 18, 2024
IRC logs for Thursday, July 18, 2024
GNU/Linux news for the past day
GNU/Linux news for the past day
1901 Days in High-Security Prison (and 8 More Years in Severe Confinement) for the 'Crime' of Exposing War Crimes and Corruption
Julian Assange clip
Opensource.org = Microsoft Lobbying (Openwashing)
Here's the latest pair of blog posts
In Northern Mariana Islands, Where Julian Assange Pled Guilty 4 Weeks Ago, Windows Remains Second to Android, and GNU/Linux Still Grows in Oceania
It was the first month ever that statCounter saw more Web requests there from Android than from Windows
If GitLab Gets Sold (Datadog and Google Named Among Potential Buyers), It'll Prove Our Point About GitLab
Beware the bait on the hook