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Media as Propaganda Apparatus of Patent Offices Which Are Run for and by Lawyers and Law Firms

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Summary: Headlines such as "IP intensive industries contribute €6.6tn to EU's GDP" remind us that some so-called 'news' sites are little more than propaganda for law firms

The latest 'study' from EPO/EUIPO is valuable; it has been valuable in the sense that it's showing us which publications are simply megaphones of Campinos and Battistelli. It shows us the corrupt 'news' outlets that will print whatever comes out of the EPO, irrespective of underlying facts.



"It shows us the corrupt 'news' outlets that will print whatever comes out of the EPO, irrespective of underlying facts."Of course World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) just had to join the latest propaganda campaign. Fact-checking not required; it's against the WIPR business model.

The headline is totally ridiculous: "IP intensive industries contribute €6.6tn to EU's GDP" (words like "trillions" in the headline!)

This is as laughable as it gets.

So using this EPO/EUIPO 'logic', businesses that have lavatories/sanitary facilities prove that having a loo at work adds $20,000,000,000,000 to the economy?

"So using this EPO/EUIPO 'logic', businesses that have lavatories/sanitary facilities prove that having a loo at work adds $20,000,000,000,000 to the economy?"This is sad. We still live in a world where being intentionally dumb (lying to oneself and others) pays the most money.

As of hours ago, the EPO still retweeted these puff pieces/tweets in French and said: "IP continues to contribute significantly to the EU economy."

Hours earlier IP Kat rendered itself a voluntary propaganda outlet for UKIPO. It said: "The UK Intellectual Property Office resealed its Annual IP crime and enforcement report for 2018 to 2019 earlier this month and Jake Campbell, an in-house IP media and lawyer, provides his review of the report..."

"If the EPO grants load of Invalid Patents (IPs), is this whole thing just a Ponzi scheme?"Notice how they equate that with "crime"; the whole thing is pure propaganda, but this is the form of standards we've come to expect from IP Kat over the past year or two.

It's frustrating to see the state of today's media -- almost as frustrating as seeing what happened to once-better patent offices. Yesterday the EPO wrote: "Customers inputs and IP landscaping can provide vital stimulus for future innovation."

This is part of the "SME" googlebombing campaign. Remember that the EPO also calls its own applicants "customers" (yes, it's absurd, but the USPTO does the same). Do they hope to make it a trillion-dollar industry? Where can we buy shares in EPO? If the EPO grants load of Invalid Patents (IPs), is this whole thing just a Ponzi scheme?

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