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Obscene Lack of Justice at the European Patent Office (EPO)

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Summary: Europe's second-largest institution and biggest patent office, the European Patent Office (EPO), is intentionally breaking the law while relying on “institutionalised injustice” or a deficient pipeline of appeals (up to 10 years if not more to finish an assessment by an independent court) while no actual oversight exists

TODAY we published not one part but two parts of the series about ILOAT and the EPO's “institutionalised injustice”. We rushed it a bit (final part published a day earlier than planned) because we wished to proceed to another series, which is closely related. It demonstrates a state of crisis created by Benoît Battistelli and perpetuated by António Campinos for short-term "gains". By granting tons of European software patents (illegal) they hope to prevent the bubble from bursting, but that will be the subject of the next video.



"The EPO cannot survive like this."The reason these two series are connected is explained above, but the gist of the correlation is, in order to break the law without facing resistance from examiners the management needed to crush the staff and make an "example" of innocent people. Management by fear and an atmosphere or terror, they've wrongly assumed, would 'pacify' antagonistic staff. Instead, staff relationships have worsened, the quality of patents has plunged, and exacerbation in the recruitment is rather telling. The EPO cannot survive like this.

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