EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

08.19.11

Polish EU Presidency Still Helps American Multinationals Bring Patent Monopolies to Europe

Posted in America, Europe, Patents at 6:01 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Polski

Summary: Bad news from Warsaw, which helps bring the US-style patent system into Europe

SEVERAL weeks ago we showed that some Polish politicians were doing a disservice to their country and to their continent too. Just to give a quick update on this, things are not improving as the push for a potential back door to software patents is being centralised around Warsaw:

“The Future Unified Patent Litigation System in the EU” is a one-day conference which is to be held in Warsaw within the framework of the Polish EU Presidency on 23 September 2011. According to the conference website, the basics are as follows…

[...]

The one-day conference will consist of three panels, in which judges, legal practitioners, academic experts and users of the patent system will be invited to give their perspectives on the following issues:

* The draft agreement on the Unified Patent Court: Effectiveness and flexibility

* Overall architecture of the future Unified Patent Court

* Conformity of the new patent system with the EU Treaties

This needs to be stopped. It’s an ocean of euphemisms that they use to disguise a very bad idea and override the constitution.

This is not the fault of Poland. It the fault of few greedy politicians.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Links 10/7/2014: LXLE 14.04 in Headlines, Plasma 5

    Links for the day



  2. OpenDocument Format (ODF) Still Alive and Kicking

    Caligra, WebODF and various influential nations' departure from Microsoft Office will help famous projects such as OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice make ODF the only international standard for editable documents exchange



  3. The Effect of Corporate Media Bias: FOSS Demonisation and Microsoft Openwashing

    A set of very recent examples where the corporate press produces FOSS-hostile articles (or pro-Microsoft articles) by citing biased sources of convenience



  4. The NSA's Top (and First) PRISM Partner, Microsoft, Lies to Governments and Businesses as Office Gets Banned in China

    Developments in China reveal that security and privacy threats posed by reliance on Microsoft are so great that a ban becomes inevitable and continues to expand (Microsoft put on more and more block lists and blacklists)



  5. Microsoft's Propaganda Machine Tries to Shift Security Debate Amid Serious Catastrophes

    Observations and analysis of some recent deception in corporate news sites (like Condé Nasty), trying to pretend that Microsoft is secure, that Microsoft is pursuing security, and that FOSS and Android security or privacy are inherently poor



  6. Despite SCOTUS Ruling, Microsoft Still Extorts Companies and Product Buyers Using FAT Software Patents, Latest Victim is Canon

    Canon and Microsoft sign a patent deal which relates to patents on FAT file systems and impacts some of Canon's products, potentially Linux products as well (Canon makes drivers for Linux but does not develop products with Android or GNU/Linux just yet)



  7. Links 7/7/2014: CentOS 7 Released, Linux 3.16 RC4

    Links for the day



  8. Links 6/7/2014: Deepin 2014, Calligra 2.8.5

    Links for the day



  9. Bill Gates Pushed Out of States by Better Informed Teachers

    Bill Gates’ private (for-profit) coup against public education is being impeded by people whom it negatively affects



  10. Microsoft Struggling to Make Sales and More Future Products Axed

    The software bully which manipulates its financial reports is said to be unable to sell the latest Windows and a new Microsoft product running this version of Windows is axed before arrival



  11. Internet of Things Alliance Now Has a Mole, Microsoft

    The Internet of Things Alliance has just let the mole, Microsoft, dip its finger in the competition, as it so often does in order to derail the competition



  12. Links 6/7/2014: Korea's Domestic GNU/Linux Plans

    Links for the day



  13. Microsoft Sabotaging No-IP Rather Than Admitting Its Own Failures, Time for Class Action Seems Right as List of Affected Domains Collected

    Microsoft control over the Internet (control that should never have been granted) is used to shut down millions of legitimate services



  14. Bill Gates Deeply Corrupt Not Just in Education Sector

    Bursting the bubble or shattering the illusion that Gates is merely a misguided well-meaning person when it comes to education 'reform'



  15. Publicly-funded NHS Would Enjoy Symbiotic Relationship With Free -- as in Freedom -- Software

    Some of the latest attacks on FOSS and how these relate to the uprise of the affluent (seeking to privatise everything which is public and profit by domination over the state)



  16. Links 4/7/2014: E19 Alpha 2, KDevelop 4.7.0 Beta

    Links for the day



  17. US System Manipulated to Financially Punish Free Software

    The Yorba Foundation is denied tax exemptions while the world's biggest thief, who increases his wealth by lobbying and investing under the guise of 'charity', receives tax exemptions



  18. 'Hope' and 'Change' in Reverse: USPTO Gets Even More Extremist With New White House Appointment

    Philip Johnson, a "patent extremist", becomes the new head of the monopolies office, showing that nothing is going to improve any time soon



  19. Symptoms of Injustice: Biggest Software Patents Proponent, CAFC, Superseding Supreme Court Decisions on Patents

    A patent case in the United States gets sent from SCOTUS to CACF, showing a rather odd hierarchy of justice (top-to-bottom, back to notorious patent boosters)



  20. Links 2/7/2014: GNU/Linux up in Steam, New GCHQ Lawuit

    Links for the day



  21. Links 1/7/2014: CoreOS and Blackphone in Headlines

    Links for the day



  22. Links 30/6/2014: Linux 3.16 RC3, Many New Android Devices

    Links for the day



  23. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

    A film that has just been released and is a free (CC-licensed) download on Internet Archive



  24. Arguments Persist Over Whether Software Patents Died in the US Whilst European Patent Law is Quietly Assimilated to US

    Continued discussion about the meaning of the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling and what it means to programmers all around the world, not just patent lawyers who seek to monopolise and tax software development



  25. Good Nokia (Jolla) and Bad Nokia (Microsoft); or Good Derivatives and Bad Derivatives of Android Hardware

    A reminder of what Nokia has really become (a part of Microsoft) and where people should go if they pursue what Nokia would have been without the mole (Elop)



  26. Microsoft and the BSA Play Hardball, Accelerating a Much-Motivated Move to Free/Libre Software

    The alliance of proprietary software giants and software patents proponents (BSA) is seen bolstering Microsoft's war of aggression against its own 'clients'



  27. Microsoft E-mail Infrastructure a Sure Way to Lose Access to E-mail, Lose Messages, and Get Abused

    How the increased reliance of proprietary software for E-mails breeds abuse at the higher levels while hurting those who are vulnerable



  28. 'Open' Nastiness: Openwashing of OOXML in Order to Make Microsoft the Standard and Bury ODF

    Another step in the long struggle to cast proprietary as 'open', especially when it comes to Microsoft's last remaining cash cow and Facebook's core business of mass surveillance



  29. Links 28/6/2014: New Wine, Steam Update

    Links for the day



  30. Links 27/6/2014: New Mint 17 Variant, OwnCloud 7 Beta

    Links for the day


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts