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People Are Very Angry That Campinos Was Left in Positions of Power Without Any Competition and in Spite of Failing to Fulfill Essential Goals

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Summary: As predicted, people are infuriated by the decision of the Administrative Council to give Campinos several more years to destroy the EPO and its reputation (while moreover pushing a totally illegal and unconstitutional patent court system, which severely harms the image of the European Union)

THIS morning SUEPO reacted to the news about António Campinos maintaining his position at the EPO. "EPO management should be elected based on merits, not political or financial favours," Thorsten Bausch (Hoffmann Eitle) wrote. We urge people to read the comments; some of these are very good.



"The EPO is nowadays embracing elements of monarchy like Saudi Arabia and it's attacking journalists."The EPO has meanwhile changed the subject again, pushing Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) and other items of the litigation lobby, in two (warning: epo.org link) seprate pages. (warning: epo.org link)

An attempt to distract the public from the anger and rage? Maybe. Hard to prove intent.

Either way, the EPO sends the wrong message again. We have managers at EPO insisting that the Office supports women and gay people, but then they're partnering with Saudi Arabia, which abuses both groups. As we put it earlier this year in response to a similar "press release" from the EPO: "EPO: We Support Women and Gay People, But We Also Support People Who Behead Them (in the Interest of Patent Profits)"

The EPO is nowadays embracing elements of a monarchy like Saudi Arabia and it's attacking journalists. Like the Saudi regime bribing nations in all sorts of ways, the EPO uses its money (derived from illegal patent grants) to bribe national delegates, NPOs, and sometimes journalists/publishers/scholars too. This results in self-censorship for reasons other than fear.

"EPO is not a monarchy," someone reminded us, "though it might act like one..."

Who's going to stop that?

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