Summary: Despite seemingly democratic structures, the EPO and its ilk manage to sneak in a restructuring of the patent systems in Europe
“Even worse,” Ben jamin responds. He thought it was something more benign in comparison:
Unitary Patent to be approved by the Council next 22 December with a signature ceremony.
There is a discussion about software standards inside patents [1, 2] and the lawyers’ powwow [1, 2, 3, 4] gravitates towards the position that within a few days we may have a rather troubling presentation:
EPO presentation about the Unitary Patent, the patent system designed outside Europe and its institutions ur1.ca/66vqa
December 5th is named as the big day and it is the same day that I fly away for a week (for vacation). Hopefully there are many European activists out there who will inform others and do something to stop this. █