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Five Years of António Campinos Coverage in Techrights (We Correctly Predicted His Presidency in March 2016)

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Summary: We've warned about António Campinos since March of 2016; well, António Campinos isn't just EPO President right now but he's also an oppressor who demonises the union of the EPO's staff

THE EPO President António Campinos took over from Benoît Battistelli on July 1st, 2018. But we had already written about him (as the likely next President of the EPO) since March of 2016, i.e. half a decade ago. He has since then secured that job, partly because of rogue intervention, i.e. the usual, and he's gaslighting examiners whilst abusing them, just like Battistelli did.



"If the Administrative Council and its delegates don't do something fast, the EPO is doomed, according to what EPO insiders keep telling us."To mark this 5-year anniversary we've decided to do a quick video (ended up longer than half an hour) about the history of Campinos as the most overhyped EPO President, who pretends to be laid back and aloof while he's destroying the lives of examiners (and likely destroys what's left of the institution in the process). If the Administrative Council and its delegates don't do something fast, the EPO is doomed, according to what EPO insiders keep telling us. They've been saying it for years, but the urgency of the matter is nowadays stressed even more. Those people are afraid they don't have more than a few years left in this career path. And once you leave the EPO it's difficult to get reintegrated into the workforce elsewhere (because the specialisation is notoriously narrow, mostly inapplicable in the private sector).

We've meanwhile taken note of the fact that there's another EPO puff piece (warning: epo.org link), the third one for today. What are they distracting from this time?

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