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António Campinos Promotes Software Patents Using Buzzwords and Sketchy Loopholes With Dubious Legal Basis

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Summary: 'Monopoly Tony' (António Campinos) is shamelessly manipulating EPO processes at both ends (sender and receiver) to facilitate the illegal granting of invalid European software patents; we're meant to think this former EU official and imposter (banker) is some guru in the sciences because he reads a lousy speech crafted for him with lots of meaningless buzzwords peppered all over it (he's not good at reading it, either)

A few years ago António Campinos gave read an opening speech about so-called 'Hey Hi' (AI) and blockchain, clearly demonstrating a lack of understanding. Campinos has no background in science, he lacks the required qualifications to lead (or even just work in) the EPO, but he's there for a reason -- the very same reason Benoît Battistelli was there at the EPO for eight years, acting as a human wrecking ball who demolishes quality assurance while granting endless bogus patents in the name of so-called 'productivity'.

Patenting buzzwordsThe video above shows Mr. Campinos resorting to or name-dropping buzzwords (sometimes trasient hype waves) in an appeal to pseudo-novelty. He instructs applicants to follow some volatile tricks in drafting of patents while at the same time changing guidelines to suits these tricks. Fashion-based drafting. So he's bypassing the law at both the sending and the receiving end -- something he openly boasted about when speaking to lobbyists in the US (IPO event). Undermining the law in this fashion is, in and of itself, a violation of the law. But welcome to the bizarre world of diplomatic immunity. In the EPO, no matter how severe the crime, you'll never be punished. To make matters worse, management figures (part of a clique of nepotism) can violate internal rules such as the Code of Conduct without ever facing consequences and, if that's not bad enough, violating the very legal basis of the EPO (namely the EPC) is "fair play" as long as lobbyists are satisfied.

When condemning Campinos we ought not focus on superficial things. There's no lack of perfectly legitimate issues. We should not focus on the language (English is likely his third language after French and Portuguese) but his utter disrespect for the Rule of Law. Remember where he came from and how he got there, furthermore corroding trust and integrity, mostly through cheating and nepotism, i.e. the usual in today's EPO. The level of skill and experience at the EPO has plunged.

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