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EPO Propaganda on Overdrive... to the Point of Breaking the EPO's Web Site

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Summary: The lies that come out from the EPO's mouth (or its official site) are rather astounding and they reveal that the EPO cares neither about engineers nor European businesses (software patents and UPC, for example, threaten both)

THIS past week the EPO's "news" section has been a non-stop propaganda machine, posting in a week more than it posted in about 2 months. Is António Campinos trying to distract from something in the same sense Benoît Battistelli did any time he bombarded the media with puff pieces/fluff? Our suspicion is that this is the potential stuff they strive to distract from. But we're not sure. As shown in the video above (not planned), they're updating the "news" section so much that there are now broken Web pages (it was working fine earlier this week).



EPO news pageThe screenshot to the right shows what the site looks like right now. This is what you get for a budget of billions of euros per year, apparently...

Unlike the EUIPO's Web site, at least this one can be accessed without running some random proprietary programs (JavaScript).

"Unlike the EUIPO's Web site, at least this one can be accessed without running some random proprietary programs (JavaScript)."Whatever one's thoughts may be about the corrupt EPO, which overlaps the EUIPO (i.e. EU) based on the leadership's history, there's no question about the routine violations of the law. The EPO isn't even denying that, it's just trying hard to distract from it all and it dodges debates on this issue. EU officials like Breton help them get away with it.

As noted in the video above, today's puff pieces [1, 2] (warning: epo.org link) mention Breton and contain UPC lies, e.g. "importance of moving forward on the Unitary Patent, which aims to provide cost-effective patent protection and greater legal certainty across 25 member states: "The Unitary Patent will make Europe even more attractive for innovation and investors - at a time when we need it the most.""

Those are lies. So is this part about software patents 'dressed up' as "HEY HI" (AI): "In addition to the two common practices already adopted, the areas to be examined in future are: accordance of priority date; re-establishment of rights; claim drafting and structure; and examination practice for computer-implemented inventions and AI."

This deeply unlawful agenda of the EPO would not be possible without the lobbying and support of litigation fanatics/profiteers, like those who nowadays run blogs such as IP Kat, not just propaganda mills like IAM and what used to be disguised as a "news" site whilst owned entirely by a law firm (Pinsent Masons), which now says: "The proposed unitary patent system will proceed in spite of the UK's lack of involvement and be the most influential intellectual property (IP) policy development in Europe over the next three years..."

No, this is not possible because the UK's involvement is strictly required, as per the unambiguous text that says so very clearly. Team UPC continues to scatter propaganda about the UPC, which is dead and buried. They're aided by the crooks who besidge EPO staff (the actual scientists who can relate to real science and innovation) and they hope that by continuing to lie to the public and the politicians they can pull something off.

No words can describe the shock many feel inside the EPO, realising that their employer follows Chinese labour standards and exercises/exploits complete impunity, a sheer disregard for the law. The European public is being robbed, literally, not to mention EPO workers and even pensioners.

While we continue to cover these issues (which we're told almost all EPO staff follows at Techrights) the rest of the media covers it up.

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