Reply to post: Re: A Mystery?

European Patent Office staff rep blames prez for 'slipping quality'

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: A Mystery?

"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely".

A more accurate version would be that power attracts the corruptible. There's a reason that psychopaths tend to cluster to these kinds of positions.

Whilst it's no secret that the EPO had flaws ("unfireable civil servants", etc), what's happened in terms of reforms and this "the courts have no jurisdiction here" stance is a lot worse.

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