Do you seriously believe that?
This belief comes up every so often but I am puzzled why people don't just look it up when the system is published.
It used instead to be that Examiners issued a lot of rejections that were seen as needless churning just to get points, the main measure of productivity. Getting paid by grants opens for rather obvious moral hazards. My own experience when prosecuting patents in the US (via US agents) is that a successful outcome can never be taken for granted.
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