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EPO Has Patent Management System (PMS), But You Must be a Microsoft Customer and Run Malicious, Back-Doored Operating System

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Summary: The EPO has been outsourced to Microsoft, an American company, and it moreover demands that people adopt a hostile operating system of Microsoft in order to use the EPO's official Patent Management System (PMS)

TODAY we noticed the EPO's "update" (warning: epo.org link) on its PMS, the Patent Management System, which turns out to be proprietary Windows binary/binaries. That's consistent with the Microsoft love-affair of Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos (criminal corporations attract criminal leadership).



"...Microsoft uses the EPO not just for industrial espionage, as we noted yesterday, but also as a Trojan horse for Microsoft's vendor lock-in."Windows has about 70% of the desktop/laptop market and vastly less when one considers phones and tablets (among other form factors that are reasonably potent for some work). So it seems like Microsoft uses the EPO not just for industrial espionage, as we noted yesterday, but also as a Trojan horse for Microsoft's vendor lock-in.

European software patents and Korean software patentsWe saw the same thing in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where people will get penalised financially if they don't use Microsoft's proprietary formats and where President Biden plans to put Microsoft Vidal in charge. She already expresses hostility towards 35 U.S.C. ۤ 101/Alice (SCOTUS), or in other words a plan to boost software patents in the US. Apropos, at the very front page of the EPO right now (at the top) we have the carousel item shown to the right, basically promoting European software patents and Korean software patents using a bunch of meaningless buzzwords. Later in the week we'll show similar misuse of buzzwords by the EU.

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